Honours Program - Agricultural Science

Major/Minor/Specialisation !BH-SCI-MAJ+1019 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014


Paul Taylor


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)

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The honours program in Agricultural Science comprises advance coursework and an individual research project to extend students’ knowledge and skills in solving research problems.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who have completed the Agricultural Science Honours program should have acquired:

  • A “system-thinking” approach to agricultural production and land management, including an understanding of the structures of agriculture-related industries; the principle factors that determine their location, environmental impact, sustainability, profitability and international trade competitiveness; and the biophysical, economic and social factors that affect production systems;
  • An understanding how agriculture and other land uses influence the landscape;
  • Appropriate knowledge and the ability to critically evaluate knowledge gained from a range of scientific, economic and social sources; The ability to disseminate scientific and industry information;
  • Skills to effectively analyse, and scientifically evaluate agricultural and environmental problems and reach appropriate solutions;
  • Effective communication skills in a variety of media;
  • The capacity for initiating cooperative relationships with colleagues, employers and clients;
  • Appropriate group facilitation skills;
  • The ability to collected and interpret agricultural and environmental data for interpretation;
  • An understanding of the research methodologies necessary to design and interpret experiments;
  • A commitment to the highest standards of academic and intellectual integrity and an acceptance of the communication responsibilities of citizenship befitting their professional standing.
Structure & Available Subjects:


Students must complete 75 points of research.


Students must complete 25 points of coursework.

Subject Options:

Research Component

Students must complete 75 points of research:

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Students must complete 25 points of coursework:

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Plus one of (the coordinator must approve students' choice from the following electives):

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Not offered in 2014
Links to further information: http://www.land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/agscience/
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

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