Australia's future resource security relies on smart science and smart technology to sustain our food and fibre production resources. Agricultural Science at UNE encompasses areas including Agronomy, Biological Science, Agricultural productivity, and Business and our innovative SMART Farm serves in the education of the latest technologies.
Your Science Pathways in Agriculture include electives in Chemistry, Quantitative Skills with Applications, Introduction to Statistical Modelling, Agriculture in Practice, Sustaining Our Rural Environment, and Biology.
For details see Listed Units for Agriculture
Further Course options in Agriculture
The Bachelor of Agriculture will enable you to develop the knowledge and innovative skills required for current and future technology driven industries in Agriculture and Agribusiness. This practically orientated degree is taught by industry and research leaders. You will learn how to address the most significant issues of our time, like food production and sustainable use of natural resources. Once armed with the knowledge to understand agricultural systems, graduates are able to continue on to further study in specific areas of interest.
This combined program provides a broad scope for your future with the opportunity to study in many areas of agriculture with added advantage of gaining key expertise business information technology, micro and macroeconomics, economic perspectives of environment, food, farm and resource management, agribusiness marketing, commodity markets and banking and finance for agricultural management.
Where can you go with a pathway in Agriculture?
Australia has need for professionals who have the skills to help sustainably produce food and manage our environment. Agriculture and its related industries support 1.6 million Australian jobs and annual productivity growth in agriculture has been 2.8 per cent over the past 30 years – the greatest of all industry sectors in Australia. The outlook for agriculture in Australia is bright with Australia positioned to play an increasing role in global food security (Source: Graduate Careers Australia 2016).
Graduates from these degrees can expect careers in the following industries:
- Agricultural advisory fields in the public and private sector
- Management and consulting in the crop, horticulture and animal industries
- Primary production
- Landcare, soil conservation and natural resource management
Specific to a business pathway are career options including:
- Rural borrowing and lending
- Merchandising of farm inputs and outputs
- Management and consulting positions
- Economic analytics
- Rural politics and advocacy
- Property management