Duration

48 months

Starting Date

February, July

Tuition Fee

On Campus: AUD $33,200 per year
Online: AUD $33,200

Location

Online, On Campus (Wagga Wagga, Australia)

CRICOS

068869G

About the program

This undergraduate Agricultural Science degree focuses on Australian and global production issues facing farmers, agribusiness and the environment. Whether you choose to study online or in person, you’ll be trained across all major biological and agribusiness disciplines that underpin modern agricultural industries. In this degree, you’ll also study contemporary, relevant subjects and gain real-world industry experience through our Agricultural Industry Internship program

Study the particular area of agriculture that interests you in your agricultural science course and graduate with an industry-ready CV. Begin your studies in a generalist agricultural science stream and follow your interests by specialising in one of the majors in agronomy, digital agriculture, horticulture, livestock production or mixed farm business.

Your choice of major will be informed by your workplace learning experiences throughout your degree, culminating in a major industry internship in your final year.

Our agriculture course has been designed in close consultation with key industry players who we work with in education development, workplace learning and applied research via our cross-institutional research centres.

Located in the heart of Australia’s major agricultural region, Charles Sturt University farms feature horticulture, livestock and cropping enterprises managed to Industries’ best practice. You’ll have access to extensive facilities, including the most sophisticated underground root growth laboratory in the southern hemisphere. We also offer five state-of-the-art laboratories and modern glasshouse facilities, working models of a range of irrigation systems, and an on-campus 1400-hectare university farm.

Career opportunities

When it comes to agricultural science jobs, this degree offers a diverse range of career opportunities where you could work alongside farmers, rural industries or government. You could drive innovations to improve productivity and sustainability through research or develop planning and policy to manage agricultural issues.

  • Explore a range of careers, including agronomist, livestock/animal production specialist, farm manager, farm systems consultant or digital agriculture specialist.
  • Put your skills into practice as an educator, policy maker or advisory and technical consultant.
  • Immerse yourself in the latest industry developments as an agricultural researcher, extension officer, journalist or marketing professional.

Courses Included

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Biology in Agriculture
  • Food, Environment and Culture
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Precision Agriculture and Data Handling
  • Managing Contemporary Farm Systems
  • Plant Production Systems
  • Biology in Agriculture
  • Precision Agriculture and Data Handling
  • Soil Science
  • Fundamentals of Plant Protection

Interested? Get started today!