Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology

La Trobe University

This is one of the only agriculture degrees in Australia with a vocational focus. You'll develop knowledge of the science, business and environmental aspects of agriculture, alongside a major in their chosen field: agribusiness, crop and pasture agronomy, viticulture and winemaking, or aquaculture. We'll prepare you to take on a variety of roles in agriculture including working as an agronomist, agri-business manager, aquaculture producer, winemaker or vineyard manager. This degree is delivered in partnership with Melbourne Polytechnic. where students you'll study through a combination of online lectures and tutorials, field studies, lab work and practical placements at various Melbourne Polytechnic campuses. The Epping campus is equipped with energy efficient laboratories and facilities to study fish and algae, while Ararat has 28 hectares of vineyards. Farms at Yan Yean and Northern Lodge, 12 kilometres north of Epping, are used for applied research and practical experience. In first year students take core subjects covering agricultural systems and technology, rural business management, and food production. You'll also choose electives such as international wine styles, biology of fish, animal anatomy and physiology, and agrieconomics. In second and third year students take on specialised study in their chosen major as well as participate in an industry placement program. You'll also develop an understanding of the effects of factors such as climate change, biotechnology and a growing population. La Trobe works closely with industry professionals to make sure course content is current and relevant. You'll have the opportunity to complete work placements with La Trobe's partner organisations including Environmental Earth Sciences, Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association, Ecovinia International and individual wineries such as Plunketts.

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Structure:

Students complete 360 credit points over three years of full-time or equivalent part-time study. In first year students take core subjects covering agricultural systems and technology, rural business management, and food production. Students also choose electives such as international wine styles, biology of fish, animal anatomy and physiology, and agrieconomics. In second and third year students take on specialised study in their chosen major as well as participate in an industry placement program. Students also develop an understanding of the effects of factors such as climate change, biotechnology and a growing population.

Subjects you can Study:

Agribusiness; Aquaculture; Crop and Pasture Agronomy; Viticulture and Winemaking

Further information:

Students will need to purchase textbooks and notes. Book lists will be available upon enrolment.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info No Part time 6 years
Melbourne No info No Full time 3 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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