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Help to solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: food security and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You’ll learn and apply the science behind breeding high-yielding, pest-resistant crops to help farmers increase their productivity.

Study ecology, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology. Apply your scientific knowledge to use plant-based sources to develop biofuels, medicines or healthier food products.

Studying plant science can lead to rewarding career opportunities as a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

Highlights

1 in Australia for food science and technology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Environmental scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant metallurgist
  • Environmental adviser

Graduate salary

Computing and information systems (undergraduate)

$58K–$62K

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Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Meet the expert: Exploring environmental science with Associate Professor Ron Johnstone
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Meet the expert: Exploring environmental science with Associate Professor Ron Johnstone

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Cells to Organisms
  • Fungi and Plant Diseases
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

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