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Bachelor of Agriculture (B-AGR) // Subject options

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The following description represents a full time enrolment. A part-time enrolment would be a variation of this.

Year 1 - 100 points

All core subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI10045 Foundations of Agricultural Sciences 1
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI10046 Foundations of Agricultural Sciences 2
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI10047 Agriculture in Australia
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI10048 Plant Production Systems
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI10049 Animal Production Systems
Semester 2
12.5
ENVS10001 Natural Environments
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI10050 Agricultural Systems Biology
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI10051 Genetics for Agriculture
Semester 2
12.5

Year 2 - 100 points

Three core subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI20038 Principles of Soil Science
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20043 Biochemistry in Agricultural Systems
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI20042 Agricultural Economics
Semester 1
12.5

(Note. AGRI20043 is a course core subject for students commencing from 2018 onwards. It is not a course core subject for students commencing the B-AGR prior to 2018, however it is recommended that all students complete it).

Plus 62.5 points of B-AGR Electives - or, for students who commenced prior to 2018, 75 points of B-AGR electives.

  • A student’s choice of electives in Year 2 is informed by prerequisites for selected subjects at Level 3 in Year 3, including the required Level 3 subjects in the student’s selected major
  • In Year 2 students should select Level 2 subjects as per course progression rules.

Recommended Level 2 B-AGR electives, based on intended major:

Production Animal Science major:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI20003 Sustainable Food Systems
July
12.5
AGRI20036 Ecology and Grazing Management
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC20001 Animal Physiology and Growth
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC20002 Comparative Nutrition and Digestion
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20044 Microbiology in Agriculture
Semester 1
12.5

Plant and Soil Science major:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI20003 Sustainable Food Systems
July
12.5
AGRI20026 Plant Growth Processes
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI20036 Ecology and Grazing Management
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20037 Crop Production and Management
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20044 Microbiology in Agriculture
Semester 1
12.5

Agricultural Economics major:

There are no specific recommended elective subjects in Year 2 for this major.

Dookie Campus Option

Students who select to undertake studies in semester 2, Year 2 at the Dookie Campus enrol in four prescribed subjects. One of these subjects is a course core (AGRI20038 Principles of Soil Science). The remaining three are approved Level 2 B-AGR Electives.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI20035 Applied Crop Production and Horticulture
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20036 Ecology and Grazing Management
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20038 Principles of Soil Science
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20040 Enterprise Management
Semester 2
12.5

Students undertaking the Dookie Campus option are expected to enrol in all four subjects. Completion of the Dookie Campus option does not preclude a student from undertaking any of the three majors in the course.

Additional costs (transport/accommodation) apply for students undertaking the Dookie Campus option.

Year 3 - 100 points

Core subject

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI30038 Professional Practice for Agriculture
Semester 2
12.5

Major

37.5 points

In Year 3 students in the Bachelor of Agriculture choose a major from one of the following:

  • Production Animal Science
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Agricultural Economics

The major is comprised of 37.5 points at Level 3. The combination of subjects available within each major differentiate it from other majors. Students will need to complete Level 2 prerequisites prior to enrolment in the Level 3 subjects of the major.

The balance of points to make up the required 300 course points can be selected from the following list of B-AGR electives. Select a minimum 25 points at Level 3. Select no more than 25 points at Level 1.

NB. Some of these subjects have prerequisites.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI10039 Australia in the Wine World
February
July
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC10001 Animals in Society 1: Introduction
Semester 2
12.5
FOOD10001 Beer Styles and Sensory Analysis
Semester 1
12.5
UNIB10009 Food for a Healthy Planet
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI20003 Sustainable Food Systems
July
12.5
AGRI20026 Plant Growth Processes
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI20027 Vine to Wine
February
12.5
AGRI20030 Australia in the Wine World
February
July
September
12.5
AGRI20035 Applied Crop Production and Horticulture
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20036 Ecology and Grazing Management
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20037 Crop Production and Management
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20040 Enterprise Management
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI20041 Principles of Farm Practice Change
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC20001 Animal Physiology and Growth
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC20002 Comparative Nutrition and Digestion
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC20005 Companion Animal Biology
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC20003 Topics in Animal Health
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC20004 Animals and Society 2: Humans & Animals
Semester 2
12.5
FOOD20007 Principles of Brewing
July
12.5
AGRI20044 Microbiology in Agriculture
Semester 1
12.5
UNIB20012 Water for Sustainable Futures
Semester 1
12.5
UNIB20014 Food For a Healthy Planet II
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI30011 Innovation Change & Knowledge Transfer
July
12.5
AGRI30016 Irrigation and Water Management
July
12.5
AGRI30030 Livestock Production Systems
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI30033 Farm Management Economics
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI30037 Soil Management
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI30039 Applied Farm Economic Analysis
July
12.5
AGRI30040 Agribusiness Marketing & Value Chains
September
12.5
AGRI30041 Industry Internship
Summer Term
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI30042 Plant Pathology
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI30043 Resource Management Economics
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI30044 Agricultural Trade and Policy
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI30045 Applications in Precision Agriculture
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI30046 Agronomy Not available in 2019 12.5
AGRI30047 Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI30048 Plant Breeding and Genetics
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC30001 Animal Disease Biotechnology 1
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC30002 Animal Disease Biotechnology 2
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC30003 Applied Animal Behaviour
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC30004 Applied Animal Reproduction & Genetics
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC30005 Animal Welfare and Ethics
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC30006 Production Animal Health
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC30007 Managing Production Animal Health
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC30008 Production Animal Physiology
Semester 2
12.5