University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Rural Science

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

With UNE's Bachelor of Rural Science, you will graduate at the forefront of the agricultural industry ready to solve complex problems in agricultural systems across enterprises, landscapes and the globe. You will have the paddock-ready scientific skills to adapt to future challenges as a professional, and you will gain an understanding of the sustainability of the whole agricultural system from the biophysical (soils, plants and animal production) including environmental, social and economic principles.You will be fit for the future and well positioned to become a leader in a range of industry contexts from farm management, the corporate world and scientific research.

Structure

(a) To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 192 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level, at least 72 credit points at 300- or 400-level including not more than 24 credit points at 400-level.(b) To qualify for the award with Honours a candidate must pass units to the value of 192 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level, at least 36 credit points at 300-level, at least 36 credit points at 400-level or above (including RUSC490) and a maximum of 12 credit points at 500-level.

Subjects

  • Agricultural Sustainability
  • Business
  • Climate Resilience
  • Cotton Production
  • Genetics
  • Livestock Production
  • Plant Production
  • Sheep and Wool Production.

Standard entry requirements

Entry is based on recent secondary (ATAR), higher education (GPA), VET study, or work experience. English language requirements must also be met. Assumed knowledge: any 2 units in English, 2 unit HSC Chemistry, and 2 unit HSC Mathematics Advanced (or interstate or overseas equivalent). Recommended Knowledge: HSC Biology or HSC Physics.

Recognition

As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership of the Ag Institute Australia.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to an honours year.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $126,400
  • ATAR: 77.10
No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $126,400
  • ATAR: 77.10
Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 8 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $135,316
  • ATAR: 77.10
Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

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