Bachelor of Agribusiness

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course enables students to undertake a combined program of Agribusiness and agricultural science. Students will use chemistry and biology to develop an understanding of production systems and to apply problem-solving techniques to management strategies. Students will be introduced to satellite-based technologies including precision agriculture for crop, pasture and livestock management systems. The course will have a strong focus on broadacre systems in mediterranean and low-rainfall environments of southern Australia, and these will be discussed in the context of global issues such as food security, changing markets, sustainability and climate change. Graduates of this course have a combination of a strong scientific and critical thinking approach and employment-ready skills. This understanding of agricultural production systems is combined with the business skills associated with production, processing, marketing and distribution of food. Students who undertake this course will benefit from gaining a qualification that offers a comprehensive understanding of a primary production system, in combination with a key emphasis on the business environment. The future for the agriculture industry is very attractive and the skills gained in this course are in high demand across agricultural food chain industries. Highly educated, creative people are needed to develop new methods and technologies to produce food sustainably throughout developed and emerging economies.

Structure

Core Units plus options/electives. Comprises of a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory exercises, independent study, relevant practical work and professional experience to fulfil course requirements. Visits to commercial enterprises in Western Australia are an essential part of the course. In the first year of the program, students will be provided with a solid foundation in science and communications and an introduction to management and marketing. In second and third years students will be able to pursue their interests in agriculture and agribusiness. Graduates from this course will have an industry-ready understanding of the science and technology required for the productive and sustainable use of plants and animals in agricultural production systems.

Subjects

  • Agriculture

Standard entry requirements

Prerequisites: Mathematics Applications ATAR Desirable: Animal Production System ATAR, Aviation ATAR, Biology ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Earth and Environmental Science ATAR, Human Biology ATAR, Integrated Science ATAR, Marine and Maritime studies ATAR, Physics ATAR, Plant Production Systems ATAR, Psychology ATAR, Computer Science ATAR, Applied Information Technology ATAR

Recognition

Australian Institute of Agricultural Science

Study pathways

Honours is available as an additional one year course following completion of this bachelor degree.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $97,500
  • ATAR: 70
No
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years

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