Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Year and Campus:||2013 - Dookie|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||300 credit points taken over 36 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Ms Ros Gall
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land and Environment (building 142)
Current Student Enquiries
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
From 2008 the Bachelor of Agriculture course has been redesigned. The majority of first and second year subjects will be undertaken at the Parkville campus while 3rd year studies are completed in flexible delivery mode at the Dookie Campus. In first year students will undertake two subjects at the Dookie campus while one second year subject will be undertaken at Dookie. These subjects will require attendance at a residential block which will take place outside the scheduled teaching weeks.
Agriculture is essentially the study of the management of resources for the sustainable production of food and fibre. When you study agriculture you are taught the principles and applications of science, economics and management, animal production, agribusiness, catchment management and various multidisciplinary packages such as systems analysis and management.
Students are introduced to the basic scientific concepts associated with agricultural production, they will then develop an understanding of the current issues faced by the industry throughout the various sectors. They will also develop knowledge of the technology available to both assess and improve the various sectors. A key focus of the course is to develop student ability to critically evaluate options as well as skills in decision making that will ensure long term industry sustainability.
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Bachelor of Agriculture
Entry into undergraduate degrees is usually via applications through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details regarding the VTAC application process may be found on the VTAC website or by purchasing the VTAC Guide from newsagencies.
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit (8344 7068 or DLUemail@example.com).
Students enrolling in the Faculty of Land and Food Resources are advised that some courses of study may put them at an increased risk of contracting Q Fever. Q Fever is a relatively common, preventable condition which while rarely fatal, can cause a severe acute illness and can result in damage to heart valves and chronic fatigue. It is recommended that students consider undertaking screening and vaccination for Q Fever prior to commencement of study. Students may be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to undertaking some coursework. Your course coordinator will advise you of this requirement prior to commencement of the study semester. Vaccine costs for students are not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Medicare, or by the University. Some students with full private health coverage (which has hospital and ancillary cover) may receive partial re-imbursement for vaccine costs.
Students may wish to continue their undergraduate studies and undertake their Honours year.
The Faculty offers excellent opportunities for students to pursue postgraduate studies in the fields of agricultural science, forestry, natural resource management, urban horticulture, food science, animal welfare, wood science, agribusiness, wine technology and viticulture, forest ecosystem science. Programs available include Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters (by coursework), Masters (by research) and Doctoral degrees.
Graduates will be expected to:
The Bachelor of Agriculture aims to provide students with:
|Links to further information:||http://www.land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/agriculture/|
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