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BASc Agriculture - Production Animal Science

Catalog id : 037228G
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
3 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
39168 AUD
National
8712.38 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Department
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
TOEFL-PBT (min)577
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About this course

The Bachelor of Agriculture degree will:

  • Strengthen your foundation knowledge in basic agricultural sciences
  • Help you to understand the broader industry context
  • Integrate cross-disciplinary subjects at each year level
  • Give you an important global perspective
  • Improve your communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills
  • Expose you to the latest precision farm technologies at our Dookie campus
  • Provide many opportunities for external practical placements.

COURSE OVERVIEW
An exciting new curriculum, with input from industry
You will study key aspects of agricultural production, from scientific, economic, environmental and ethical points of view and you'll work in teams to apply your knowledge to solve key industry challenges – from improving animal production and welfare to addressing climate change and food sustainability.

The first year of the course will focus on providing you with a solid foundation in agricultural science. You will undertake studies in four core areas: Biology of Cells and Organisms, Natural Environments and Agricultural, Production Systems 1 and 2.
In second and third years you have the opportunity to pursue your interests by selecting from majors in plant and soil science, production animal science and agricultural economics.
A semester of practical learning at Dookie: our working farm and science hub 
This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds – access to our city campus as well as a semester at our Dookie campus, near Shepparton. The optional semester allows you to focus on practical learning in a on the ground environment.

CAREER OUTCOMES
Be job-ready and in demand
Employment outcomes for bachelor-degree graduates in agricultural science are strong. Around 90 per cent of graduates gain full-time employment four months after graduation (significantly above the average of 71 per cent for all bachelor degree graduates). A high percentage of positions are available in cities, as well as rural and remote areas.

Enjoy a range of exciting career opportunities
Enter a range of interesting and diverse careers as well as postgraduate study options and research in food science, agribusiness and the agricultural sciences. You can even take advantage of the pathway into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

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Eligibility Criteria

TOEFL -

You need to meet the University's TOEFL (academic test) requirements within the 24 months preceding application. The following scores are required:

Paper based test - a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English.
Internet based test - a score of 79 and scores of:Writing: 21
Speaking: 18
Reading: 13
Listening 13
The University of Melbourne TOEFL Institution Code is 0974. Please use this code so that your results can be reported to us.

Students with a TOEFL (IBT) score of less than 94 will be required to take a Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) on enrolment at the University and to follow recommendations for language support. Read further information about DELA.

IELTS (ACADEMIC) -
You need to meet the University's IELTS (academic test) requirements within the 24 months preceding application. The following scores are required:

an overall band score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.
Students with an IELTS overall score of less than 7 will be required to take a Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) on enrolment at the University and to follow recommendations for language support. Read further information about DELA.

PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH (ACADEMIC)
You need to meet the University's Pearson Test of English (Academic test) requirement within the 24 months preceding application.

The following score is required:

an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: ADVANCED/CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH (CAE)
You need to meet the University's CAE requirement within the 24 months preceding application.

The following score is required:

A Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

 

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Course Modules

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1

  • Agricultural Production Systems 1 CORE 
  • Agricultural Production Systems 2 CORE 
  • Biology of Cells and Organisms CORE 
  • Natural Environments CORE

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2 

  • Foundations of Agricultural Sciences 1 CORE
  • Genetics & The Evolution of Life CORE
  • Foundations of Agricultural Sciences 2 CORE
  • Agricultural Production Systems 3 CORE

YEAR 2 - PARKVILLE OPTION - SEMESTER 1

  • Agricultural Economics CORE
  • Animal Physiology and Growth CORE
  • Biochemistry in Agricultural Systems CORE 
  • Microbiology in Agriculture CORE

YEAR 2 - PARKVILLE OPTION - SEMESTER 2

  •  Principles of Soil Science CORE
  •  Ecology and Grazing Management CORE 

YEAR 2 - PARKVILLE OPTION - ELECTIVES - CHOOSE 12.5 POINTS
SEMESTER 2

  • Crop Production and Management Systems ELECTIVE
  • Applied Animal Physiology ELECTIVE 

JUNE

  • Sustainable Food Systems ELECTIVE

YEAR 2 - DOOKIE OPTION
SEMESTER 1 - PARKVILLE
 

  •  Agricultural Economics CORE
  •  Animal Physiology and Growth CORE
  •  Biochemistry in Agricultural Systems CORE
  •  Microbiology in Agriculture CORE

SEMESTER 2 – DOOKIE

  • Ecology and Grazing Management CORE
  • Enterprise Management ELECTIVE
  • Principles of Soil Science CORE
  • Applied Crop Production and Horticulture ELECTIVE

YEAR 3 - CORE MAJOR SUBJECTS

  •  Applied Animal Reproduction & Genetics CORE
  •  Animal Welfare and Ethics CORE
  •  Animal Systems Analysis CORE
  •  Production Animal Health 1CORE

YEAR 3 - CORE DEGREE SUBJECTS - 37.5 POINTS

  • Applied Industry Studies CORE
  • Applied Industry Studies CORE

YEAR 3 - ELECTIVES - 37.5 POINTS

  •  Physiology of Production ELECTIVE
  •  Applied Animal Behaviour ELECTIVE
  •  Value Chains and Trade ELECTIVE

 

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How to Apply

You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalized by the VTAC due dates.

If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.

If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA

Current University of Melbourne international students

If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalized by the VTAC due dates.

All other international students

·         You can apply online using our e-application.

·         Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.

·         Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.

·         If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.

International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students

You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorized the release of your results.

·         University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015

·         University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

Study abroad or exchange

If you're interested in studying at Melbourne for a shorter period - one or two semesters - please refer to the Melbourne Global Mobility site.

 

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