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Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

Campus Waite Campus

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324561

CRICOS 069204G

The Waite and Roseworthy campuses are recognised as centres of excellence in agricultural science. While the majority of the degree is based at the Waite campus, education in livestock production and the practical component of agronomy is based at the Roseworthy campus.  This reputation underpins the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences program, which trains students in the physical, biological, technological and economic bases of modern agricultural systems. 

The program is designed to demonstrate how scientific and economic principles are applied to manage agricultural systems and the natural resources on which these systems depend.

 

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 324561
    2016 CSP ATAR 66.1
    Adelaide Approved Score 75
    2016 CSP IB 24
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 applicants
    You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
    Assumed Knowledge
    SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, Mathematical Studies

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed a Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Credit Estimator
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    • TAFE/VET Credit Pathway
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324561

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    International ATAR 70
    IB 25
    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 069204G
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Assumed Knowledge
    Chemistry and Mathematics desirable
    Equivalent Scores
    International ATAR 70
    IB 25
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    6
    5.5
    5.5
    6
    6
    A-Level 6
    UEC [Malaysia] 25
    SAT [US] 1540
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] [1] 70%
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 65
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    Bradford Foundation Program 70
    [1] Acceptable Indian State Board Examinations: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,050

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates are highly sought after for positions in a range of rural industries including consulting in the livestock and cropping industries, banking and research as well as related areas in natural resource management. Employment opportunities include those in:

    • advisory and regulatory services
    • agricultural and business consulting
    • agricultural production
    • agronomy
    • banking and rural finance
    • managing commercial enterprises
    • journalism, communication and marketing
    • research and technical work
    • secondary, tertiary and vocational education.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    • A professional work placement of 12 weeks (approximately 450 hours in total) is required for the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences program. This should be undertaken during the university vacations. Students should commence this work placement by the start of their second year of study.
    • This work placement is assessed as part of AGRIC 3500WT Professional Skills in Agricultural Science III.

     

    Potential careers

    Remote Sensing and GIS, Research Scientist, Forensic Science, Laboratory Technician, Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry, Agronomist, Animal Breeding, Livestock Production, Animal Welfare, Manager / Business Management, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, National Parks / Ranger, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Catchment Management, Parks Management, Pest Control, Plant Biotechnologist, Plant Breeding, Ecologist, Quarantine Officer, ...

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    The course is designed to provide broad training in science and agriculture. In the first year students develop basic skills in chemistry, biology and statistics and study core courses in soils and agriculture. In the second and third years students enrol in crop science, livestock science, soil science and agribusiness courses. Some specialisation is possible in the third year.

    Field trips and excursions are incorporated into the first and third year of the program to expose students to best-practice in industry. Practical skills are developed through a professional internship during the second half of the program. Study in the first year of the program is mainly at North Terrace and the second and third years of the program are based at the Waite and Roseworthy campuses.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1S1

    BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells

    or

    BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology I

    STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA
    or
    CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA
    AGRIC 1510WT Agricultural Systems IA
    S2 BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms SOIL&WAT 1000WT Soils and Landscapes I CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB
    or
    CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB
    or
    CHEM 1311 Chemistry IB(S)
    AGRIC 1520WT Agricultural Systems IB
    Year 2S1 PLANT SC 2510WT Foundations in Plant Science II AGRIC 2500WT Animal and Plant Biochemistry II PLANT SC 2500WT Microbiology and Invertebrate Biology II SOIL&WAT 2500WT Soil and Water Resources II
    S2 AGRIBUS 2520WT Agribusiness II AGRIC 2505RW Crop & Pasture Production II ANIML SC 2503RW Livestock Production Sciences II ANIML SC 2501WT Genes and Inheritance II
    Year 3S1 AGRIBUS 3500WT Agricultural Economics & Policy III AGRIC 3515WT Research Methodology in Agricultural Science III Approved Level III Elective
    1 x 3 units
    Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units
    S2 AGRIC 3510WT Agricultural Resource Management III AGRIC 3500WT Professional Skills in Agricultural Science III Approved Level III
    Elective 1 x 3 units
    Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units



    Assessment

    • Varies with individual courses and includes a combination of oral presentations, written assignments, practical or examination work
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Last updated: Monday, 3 Oct 2016

 

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