What will I learn?
The Bachelor of Agricultural Science provides a sound basis in the physical and biological sciences before you specialise in a broad range of agricultural science disciplines, giving you comprehensive multi-disciplinary knowledge suitable for careers all over the world. Your studies, assessment tasks and learning experiences will also help to develop additional workplace skills such as evidence-based problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making, effective communication and time management. These skills are in high demand by all employers and will serve you well no matter what industry you join. Areas of study covered in this course include, but are not limited to:
Animal physiology and nutrition
Crop production and plant nutrition
Farm business management
Food safety management
Horticultural science and agronomy
Microbiology and plant pathology
Soil science and entomology
Career Opportunities with Agricultural Science
Agricultural Science graduates can be found all over the globe, in the government and private sectors working indoors, outdoors, in the lab and in the field. The degree gives you the opportunity to travel, work and provide innovative solutions to the problems facing agriculture. The University of Tasmania collaborates closely with industry and organisations locally and internationally to give students exciting, challenging opportunities to start their careers and contribute to the community world-wide. Career options in Agricultural Science include the following jobs and industries:
Food safety and innovation
The Bachelor of Agricultural Science usually takes four years to finish and requires the completion of 32 units. In your first three years you complete compulsory majors in Agriculture (eight units) and Agricultural Science (eight units), a minor in Science (four units), two student elective units, and two breadth units. All students will undertake a fourth year to complete their degree. Students completing third year with sufficient merit will be invited to undertake Honours during the fourth year of their degree. If you are not offered honours, you will complete eight advanced units to graduate with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science without honours.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5); TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.
Students must have qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. They must also satisfy the following English language requirements: TOEFL (PBT) 550 TWE 4.5; PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access - English Level 6 - 60 per cent (no individual score less than 55 per cent); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
A$31,500.00 (US$ 24,639) per year
26 February 2018, 16 July 2018
University of Tasmania Hobart Campus, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay Hobart, SANDY BAY, Tasmania, 7005, HOBART, Australia