B-AGRIB v.1 Bachelor of Agribusiness
Course CRICOS Code: 029345C
Registered full-time Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
This course enables students to undertake a combined program of Agribusiness and agricultural science. Students will use chemistry and biology to develop an understanding of production systems and to apply problem-solving techniques to management strategies. Students will be introduced to satellite-based technologies including precision agriculture for crop, pasture and livestock management systems. The course will have a strong focus on broadacre systems in mediterranean and low-rainfall environments of southern Australia, and these will be discussed in the context of global issues such as food security, changing markets, sustainability and climate change. Graduates of this course have a combination of a strong scientific and critical thinking approach and employment-ready skills. This understanding of agricultural production systems is combined with the business skills associated with production, processing, marketing and distribution of food. Students who undertake this course will benefit from gaining a qualification that offers a comprehensive understanding of a primary production system, in combination with a key emphasis on the business environment. The future for the agriculture industry is very attractive and the skills gained in this course are in high demand across agricultural food chain industries. Highly educated, creative people are needed to develop new methods and technologies to produce food sustainably throughout developed and emerging economies.
All agribusiness graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other vital study materials. Students should note that excursion expenses apply to units and field tours within this course. Further information is available from the Department of Environment and Agriculture.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, the entry requirements are Mathematics 2C/2D, and a Science Course of Study - Level 3A/3B At least one of the following courses is desirable: Chemistry 3A/3B, Biological Sciences 2A/2B, Plant Production Systems 2A/2B or Animal Production Systems 2A/2B. Students from the Western Australian College of Agriculture shall be eligible for admission with a B (or better) in stage 2 or a C (or better) at stage 3 in English and in three of the following subjects: Animal Production Systems, Plant Production Systems, Mathematics, and Business and Enterprise. It should be noted that students must achieve the following results in pairs of units (i.e. 2A/2B not 2A only) at Stage 2 or Stage 3 in Year 12.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Applications for credit for recognised learning may be awarded for approved TAFE units.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to a Bachelor Degree with Honours and some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Bachelor Degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors, streams and/or minors for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
Comprises of a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory exercises, independent study, relevant practical work and professional experience to fulfil course requirements. Visits to commercial enterprises in Western Australian are an essential part of the course. In the first year of the program, students will be provided with a solid foundation in science and communications and an introduction to management and marketing. In second and third years students will be able to pursue their interests in agricultureand agribusiness. Graduates from this course will have an industry-ready understanding of the science and technology required for the productive and sustainable use of plants and animals in agricultural production systems.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply agribusiness systems management principles and concepts in a range of theoretical and practical situations through research and practical application
2. employ logical and rational process, think creatively and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to complex agribusiness systems problems
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources appropriate to the agribusiness and agricultural science disciplines
4. communicate effectively by demonstrating the capacity to listen and respond (using both written and spoken language) to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry and conform to discipline standards in presentations and publications
5. consider profitability, sustainability and impact of the environment, health and society when using new and established technologies in agribusiness related industries
6. continue to acquire new knowledge and expertise in the field of agribusiness and agricultural science
7. describe and evaluate the impacts of agribusiness in a global system; apply international standards and practices within the field of agribusiness
8. value professional and community partnerships through integrating socio cultural contexts and ethics with in agribusiness practice
9. work professionally and ethically both independently and in teams, complying with appropriate legislation in the field of agribusiness and agricultural science
Duration and Availability
This course is three years full time or equivalent part time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
Combined Degree Information
Viticulture may be combined with Viticulture and Oenology.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|AGRB1000||v.1||Introduction to Agribusiness Management||5.0||25.0|
|CHEM1003||v.1||Introduction to Chemistry||4.5||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|AGRI1001||v.1||Introduction to Agricultural Systems||5.0||25.0|
|AGRI1000||v.1||Land and Water Resources||5.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|AGRB2003||v.1||Agribusiness and Farm Management||5.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|AGRI2003||v.1||Broadacre Crop and Pasture Science||5.0||25.0|
|AGRB2004||v.1||Agribusiness Risk Management||5.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|AGRI3001||v.1||Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Food Security||4.0||25.0|
|AGRB3000||v.1||Agribusiness Capstone 1||4.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|AGRI3002||v.1||Integrated Pest Management||5.0||25.0|
|AGRI3003||v.1||Advanced Cropping Systems and Precision Agriculture||5.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 3 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|AGRI3004||v.1||Advanced Livestock Production Systems||5.0||25.0|
|COMP1005||v.1||Fundamentals of Programming||4.0||25.0|
|HORT3000||v.1||Post Harvest Horticulture and Quality Management||5.0||25.0|
|ISYS2000||v.1||Supply Chain Information Management||3.0||25.0|
|MGMT3018||v.1||Operations and Materials Management||3.0||25.0|
|SPAT1007||v.1||Geographic Information Systems||4.0||25.0|
|SPAT2006||v.1||Applications of Global Positioning Systems||4.0||25.0|
|STAT1003||v.1||Introduction to Data Science||5.0||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 3 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|AGRB3001||v.1||Agribusiness Capstone 2||4.0||25.0|
|AGRI3005||v.1||Pasture and Rangeland Management||5.5||25.0|
|MGMT3017||v.1||Strategic Supply Chain and Logistics Management||3.0||25.0|
|SPAT2009||v.1||Geographic Information Analysis||4.0||25.0|
|STAT2004||v.1||Analytics for Observational Data||5.0||25.0|
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