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  • Objectives
    Professionals working in the field of agricultural technology work to control the growth and harvesting of both animals and crops. This course will provide you with skills in the key areas of agronomic and animal production, combined with business management education. You will develop an understanding of new soil management and crop production technologies along with those of animal science and production. You will take specialist units in broadacre agronomy (soil management and field crop production), integrated pest management, grazing animal production, agricultural supply chain management and agricultural commodity marketing with risk management, plant and animal nutrition, breeding and biotechnology. You will also study agribusiness units in accounting and finance.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Agribusiness (Agricultural Technology)
  • Course description
    Career Opportunities

    Graduates are highly sought after and gain employment in marketing, management and research roles in agribusiness organisations. They find employment with industries associated with the supply chain of the Agribusiness industry, including consultants, and in marketing organisations.
     
    Course CRICOS Code: 055607C
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years

    Introduction

    This course provides students with agribusiness management and marketing education and training combined with technical education in a number of new technological areas at a more advanced level than the existing three year agribusiness programs. Studentswill develop an understanding of new agronomic technologies along with those of animal science and production. This course will provide an opportunity to meet the need for managers who understand new technologies and are able to apply them within an agribusiness framework. The learning model enables students to gain skills that will enable them to assume leadership roles within the agribusiness sector.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    None.

    Specific Requirements
    STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    4 years full-time study or equivalent part-time

    Course Organisation

    The agricultural technology program consists of broadacre agronomy, agribusiness management, accounting and finance, plant and animal nutrition and reproduction, and new technologies in agriculture, including biotechnology and precision agriculture. Students with a greater than 65 per cent average may elect to complete the Honours Agricultural Technology Stream in fourth year. Refer to the admission into honours degree programs and regulations in the general information section of the handbook.

    Professional Recognition

    Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (AIAST).

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Further Information

    For further information about the program, contact staff in the Muresk Academic Office

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                             Hrs/Wk     Credit
    Year 1 Semester 1

    303220     v.3           Agribusiness Systems 101                                         5.0     25.0
    303227     v.4           Agribusiness Communications 101                             1.5     12.5
    303294     v.3           Food and Fibre Production 101                                  5.0     25.0
    309728     v.2           Agricultural Soils 101                                                  6.0     25.0
    309734     v.2           Agronomy 101                                                            3.0     12.5
                                                                                                                                 100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2
    303297     v.3           Animal Science 102                                                     5.0     25.0
    303298     v.4           Farm Management 102                                               5.0     25.0
    309729     v.2           Agricultural Statistics 102                                           4.0     12.5
    309732     v.2           Agribusiness Economics 102                                       6.0     12.5
    309750     v.2           Broadacre Crop Agronomy 102                                   5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                  100.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    303244     v.4           Agribusiness Management 201                                  5.0     25.0
    303246     v.3           Agribusiness Accounting and Finance 201                 5.0     25.0
    303340     v.4           Animal Science 201                                                    5.0     25.0
    303365     v.6           Cropping Systems 301                                               5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                 100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2
    303252     v.4           Agribusiness Risk and Resource Management 202     5.0     25.0
    303333     v.5           Crop Protection 202                                                   5.0     25.0
    303338     v.3           Agribusiness Finance 202                                           5.0     25.0
    303364     v.5           Commerical Management of Sheep Enterprises 302  5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                 100.0

    Year 3 Semester 1
    303324     v.3           Food and Agribusiness Marketing 201                        5.0     25.0
    308079     v.2           Operations Research for Agribusiness 301                 5.0     25.0
    309752     v.3           Broadacre Crop and Pasture Nutrition 401                 5.0     25.0
          OR
    303368     v.4 #       Sustainable Agricultural Systems 301                         5.0     25.0
    5090         v.7           Commercial Management of Beef Enterprises 301     5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                 100.0

    Year 3 Semester 2
    303369     v.3           Agricultural Knowledge
                                    and Information Systems 302                                     6.0     25.0
    309730     v.2           Agribusiness Taxation 202                                         3.0     12.5
    309753     v.3           Agribusiness Supply Chain Management 402             5.0     25.0
    309762     v.3           Integrated Pest Management 402                              8.0     25.0
          OR
    309711     v.2 #        Advanced Agricultural Technologies 402                    5.0      25.0
    309774     v.2           Agribusiness Law 202                                                 3.0     12.5
                                                                                                                                 100.0

    Year 4
    309887     v.2           Agricultural Technology Fourth Year Stream                         200.0
          OR
    309886     v.2           Honours Agricultural Technology Stream                              200.0
                                                                                                                                  200.0

    #              309711 Advanced Agricultural Technologies 402 can be an alternative in Year 3 and Year 4 of the program.

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