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BSc Soil and Plant Bioscience-Extended Major(Gatton) (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
6 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
37040 AUD
National
9243 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

The Bachelor of Science is a versatile degree that provides students with the optimal balance between a defined sequence of study in a specified major and flexible course options. This innovative program has been designed to develop graduates with the key practical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge required to address today's global challenges.

Through the study of foundation sciences in biology, chemistry and landscape process, students will gain extensive knowledge of the interrelatedness of biophysical processes within Australian climate, water and landscape systems, soil formation, the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and how these affect the availability of nutrients, toxins and plant growth.

Students will examine physiological processes, using a whole plant approach, and their response to environmental variables and their dynamics in relation to canopies and root profiles. Using the interrelationships of plant genetics and environment, students will explore the role of plant breeding in sustainable cropping systems and devise integrated strategies for managing factors influencing plant and environmental health.Soil and Plant Bioscience is also available as an extended major.

Employment opportunities:

With increasing pressure to create environmentally sustainable food production systems, there is a high demand for soil and plant specialists in the agricultural sector, in government departments, research organizations and conservation and environmental agencies. Graduates may be employed in many diverse roles and could work onsite to manage natural resources; in the laboratory monitoring plant and food products or developing new technologies to increase crop yield or in an office mapping and classifying land use, creating policy or communicating recommendations and project outcomes to landowners and other stakeholders.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

  •  For Australian students:

          1)Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.
          2)OP/Entry rank:9/81

  •  For International students:

          1) Equivalent qualifications of Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

          2)At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.

               Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

     Course Code         Course Title

  • AGRC1021 Applied Biology II
  • AGRC1031 Australia's Bio-Physical Environment
  • CHEM1100 Chemistry 1

Extended Major requirements:

  • AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry
  • AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology
  • AGRC2042 Biology and Ecology of Plant Pests
  • LAND2003 The Soil Environment
  • LAND3005 Soil Plant Relationships
  • PLNT2002 Plant Physiology
  • AGRC3040 Crop Physiology
  • AGRC3041 Plant Breeding
  • AGRC3042 Animal and Plant Biosecurity
  • LAND3007 Land Use & Management
  • PLNT3009 Plant Protection
  • PLNT3012 Weed Science

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online hrough the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

 

 

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