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Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agronomy

  • Bachelor

The world's agriculture industry faces many challenges including climate change, a growing world population and changing resource conditions.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 7 years part-time
Course Code
HEPIBAT, 070935F
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

The world's agriculture industry faces many challenges including climate change, a growing world population and changing resource conditions. Our Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology (Agronomy Major) focuses on innovative solutions to current and future industry issues, preparing you for a forward-focused, exciting and increasingly in-demand career path in commercial plant production.

This course offers a unique vocational degree that has been designed with industry input to meet industry needs. You will learn current knowledge and industry standard skills from our team of skilled and dedicated experts. You will study in facilities at an accessible rural setting, including our commercial-standard property at Yan Yean - a commercial 600 hectare mixed farming operation, demonstrating mixed pasture and broadacre cropping, as well as cattle, sheep and pasture production facilities.

An agronomist specialises in commercial plant production, along with understanding soil science, animal production, cultivation techniques, and technology to improve productivity and sustainability of farms and agricultural industries. This qualification provides an essential base for a career as an agronomist, with unique experience that opens doors direct to industry.

Entry requirements

Academic:
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent, to include mathematics, and one of either chemistry or biology, OR
  • Satisfactory completion of a Diploma course in Agriculture (or equivalent), OR
  • Mature age applicants (21 years of age or over) with relevant industry experience defined as professional industry engagement for a minimum of two years and demonstrated capacity to undertake work at degree level. Supporting document to include a CV with at least 2 supporting written references

Study locations

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Career pathways

As a graduate you could expect to gain employment in all aspects of the Agriculture/Agronomy industries

  • Project Manager
  • Station Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Technical Agronomist
  • Pasture Agronomist
  • Soil Agronomist
  • Technical Sales Agronomist
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Territory Manager
  • Commodity Trader
  • Grain Quality Officer
  • Master Grower
  • Agricultural Researcher
  • Agricultural Educator
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Agronomist
  • Farmer
  • Agribusiness Owner/Operator
  • Rural Business Manager