Course details

CRICOS course code: 104803M

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Food is crucial to our very existence, but what happens before it hits the table? The food production industry is in a state of flux due to technological breakthroughs, climate change, rapid urbanisation, shifts in economic power and sustainability. To feed ten billion people by 2050, we need an agricultural revolution.

Study La Trobe's Bachelor of Agriculture to make your mark in agriculture.

You'll get a solid grounding in science fundamentals, including biology, chemistry and animal sciences, taught by our leading academics and industry experts. You'll also delve deeper into discipline-specific topics such as plant and soil science, animal nutrition, pest control, animal health and biochemistry.

Throughout your degree, you'll explore the issues that are set to dominate the future of agriculture, including unpredictable water supply, climate change, food security, environmental impacts of agriculture, and sustainable cropping and grazing systems. You'll get a true, practical understanding of these challenges through real-world case studies. And with access to Reid Labs and AgriBio, Victoria's largest agricultural science research centre, you'll be learning in a truly world-class environment.

Theory is good, but hands-on experience is even better. Your degree includes a range of practical learning opportunities and industry experiences, so you can see first-hand how your skills and knowledge apply in real-world settings. These experiences will give you the opportunity to begin building your network of industry contacts – something you'll be able to draw on throughout your career.

Your third and final year is all about applying the skills and knowledge you've learned in an agricultural context. Harness and hone all you've learned in La Trobe's laboratories and in-field work to prepare for your next step after graduation.

Whether you want to forge a career in agriculture in a laboratory, on farms or in an office, our Bachelor of Agriculture will provide you with the skills and knowledge to take on the challenges facing the next generation.

You'll learn:

  • Agronomy
  • Animal health and science
  • Agricultural systems
  • Sustainable intensification
  • Plant, land and soil management

Career outcomes

Graduate ready for a diverse range of agriculture roles, including:

Agronomist

Use scientific methods and techniques to improve the use of plants for food, fuel and fibre. Help to improve agricultural productions and processing capabilities.

Agribusiness owner or manager

Manage the whole agriculture business, from production to packaging to sales.

Biosecurity officer

Undertake a range of roles to prevent the introduction of exotic pests and diseases.

Animal health and welfare officer

Ensure compliance with legislation designed to protect the health and wellbeing of animals.

Food auditor

Check that food businesses have an adequate food safety program and are complying with that program.

Soil scientist

Research and study soil characteristics to provide advice on both rural and urban land use.

Professional recognition:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Agriculture may apply for membership with Ag Institute Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
39,200 Per Year 28 Feb 2022 3 years Full time La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
39,200 Per Year 28 Feb 2022 3 years Full time Albury-Wodonga Campus
133 McKoy Street
Wodonga Victoria 3690
Australia

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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