The honours program in Agricultural Science comprises advance coursework and an individual research project to extend students’ knowledge and skills in solving research problems. After successfully completing the program, students will be prepared to either enter the workforce pursuing a career in Agriculture, or enrol for further research study through applying for a Masters or Doctor of Philosophy degree.
In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisite.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who have completed the Agricultural Science Honours program should have acquired:
- A “system-thinking” approach to agricultural production and land management, including an understanding of the structures of agriculture-related industries; the principle factors that determine their location, environmental impact, sustainability, profitability and international trade competitiveness; and the biophysical, economic and social factors that affect production systems
- Appropriate knowledge and the ability to critically evaluate knowledge gained from a range of scientific, economic and social sources; The ability to disseminate scientific and industry information
- Skills to effectively analyse, and scientifically evaluate agricultural problems and reach appropriate solutions
- Effective communication skills in a variety of media
- An understanding of the research methodologies necessary to design and interpret experiments
- A commitment to the highest standards of academic and intellectual integrity befitting their professional standing
Last updated: 11 February 2021