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Bachelor of  Sustainable Agriculture (Honours)

Program code: 2418
CRICOS code: 092446G

Location

Gatton

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Build on your knowledge and gain skills in research methodologies, communication and entrepreneurship by undertaking an independent research project in the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours).

  • This one-year research program is designed for students who have completed a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture or a related agriculture program – see Program Details for entry requirements.
  • Undertake high level analysis as you complete an independent research project. Assessment involves preparation of a literature review on your selected topic, a research seminar and poster, and an extensive research thesis outlining your findings.
  • Work closely with a specialist agricultural researcher throughout your honours year and gain valuable experience and networks to pursue a research career or move into a diverse range of employment within the sustainable agriculture industry.
  • Graduate with an honours qualification that provides valuable experience in independent analysis and research. It is excellent preparation for postgraduate study by coursework or a higher degree such as a PhD.

Design, implement and present a research project in sustainable agriculture that emphasises the importance of your chosen topic, establishes methodology, and uses data analysis to draw defensible conclusions.

  • Fast Facts

    Global Standing

    UQ is one of the top ranked agricultural universities in the world. We ranked #1 in Australia and #19 in the world for agriculture in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

  • In the classroom

    Work closely with experts

    During your honours year, you'll work closely with internationally respected researchers and academics who will guide your studies. Students also undertake coursework in small and supportive groups, which facilitates more in-depth class discussions.

Fields of study for this program

Fields of study for this program

There are 3 fields of study available in the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours).

View all fields of study for this program

Career outcomes

The agriculture sector contributes billions of dollars annually to the Australian economy. You will find employment in industries such as:

  • government departments, 
  • research institutions such as CSIRO and universities, 
  • agribusinesses such as agricultural service companies, banks, seed companies, food producers and agricultural consultancies, 
  • small- or large-scale organisations involved in production, post-harvest and marketing of horticultural products, 
  • biosecurity, extension and animal production enterprises, and 
  • allied industries such as feed milling, stock equipment manufacturers, and livestock and poultry health companies.

Summary

  • Program code
    2418
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    092446G

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture or Bachelor of Applied Science or equivalent with a GPA of 5; and satisfied any additional requirements set by the Head of School; or

Satisfied the Executive Dean and Head of School that the applicant is qualified to undertake honours based on the applicant's academic records; and subject to completion of additional work if set.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours).

When you graduate, any fields of study you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Agronomy

Agronomy is the study of how the environment and agricultural practices can be managed to control the whole plant growth and crop production cycle. As an agronomist you will utilise a number of scientific disciplines to enhance the production of food, create healthier food, investigate plants as a future energy source and manage the environmental impacts of agriculture. You will combine the study of biological, chemical, ecological and earth sciences or genetics to examine variables such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification and fertility and the control of weeds, insects and other pests to manage the whole plant and crop production cycle.

Horticulture

You will study diverse areas including the intensive production of fruit, vegetable, nursery and floricultural crops; turf; and the use of plants for recreational and therapeutic benefit, or to enhance the urban landscape.

As a horticulturist you will work to improve plant yield, quality, nutritional value and resistance to insects, diseases and environmental stresses through the use of scientific techniques in plant breeding, biochemistry, physiology and propagation.

Livestock and Poultry Science

You will study a range of sciences including animal behaviour, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, health, genetics and reproduction that underpin the effective and humane production of animals for food, fibre and pharmaceuticals.

You will use the latest technologies in disease control, welfare management, animal environment interactions and product quality.

You will also study business principles and gain practical skills in applying these through industry placements to ensure the profitable and sustainable management of livestock & poultry.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,896
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours) for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours) can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours) is 2418. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for honours study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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