BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Agriculture/Agricultural Food Production
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This is a joint entry B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture and this programme will have two award options;
- BSc (Hons) Sustainable Agriculture
- BSc (Hons) Agri-food Production
The first two stages of these programs are common, and students will begin their specialization in Sustainable Agriculture or Agri-Food Production in the third year of the program.
→ Animal and crop science (all year round)
Agricultural mechanization and precision agriculture
→ Economic and agricultural records
→ Physics through PBL and mathematics.
→ Biological and chemical sciences
Agricultural machinery and equipment
Agricultural management and accounting
Microbiological and environmental sciences
→ ICT applications and research skills
→ Biochemistry and Animal Nutrition
→ Quality insurance
→ Pasture and crop production (all year round).
→ Statistical methods for agriculture
Agricultural business planning, analysis and legal issues (all year)
→ Daily production
→ Food Science
→ Health and safety and agricultural placement
→ Cattle and sheep production
→ Soil science
→ Financial management systems
→ Research methods and GIS
→ Sustainable entrepreneurship and teamwork (all year round).
→ Agricultural processing and quality management (all year round)
→ Processing, analysis and management of food production.
Pig and poultry production
Agriculture in the environment
→ Agricultural management and production systems
→ Internship (* jobs available in New Zealand, USA or Europe)
→ Environmental management in the agri-food sector.
Agricultural policy and professional practice
→ Agro-science project (one year)
Herd health and biosecurity
→ Value-added agri-food product
→ Sustainable agricultural production systems
Sustainable rural development
→ Genetics and genomics in agriculture
Principles and methodologies
Graduates of this course will have career opportunities in the following areas:
- Postgraduate research positions;
- Agricultural Advisor with consultancy or state agency;
- A commercial farmer or farm manager;
- Technical sales role;
- Analytical Scientist or Researcher in the Agro-environmental Management Sector;
- Quality Manager or Food Production Supervisor;
- Rural Industry Entrepreneur;
- Manufacturing: food or beverages;
- Auditors or inspectors in the agri-food sector;
- Rural entrepreneurs (e.g. artisanal food products, etc.);
- Production supervisors and analysts in the food processing industry;
- Quality management / quality assurance functions in the agri-food industry;
- Food product development scientists.
For international students, a bachelor’s degree from the country of origin is required. The degree and grades must be officially translated into English.
Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
→ IELTS 6.0 or higher (or internationally recognised equivalent).
There are two work placements in stages 2 and 3 of both programmes. The placements provide students with excellent opportunities to apply their learning to real-world environments and develop general and subject-specific employability skills.
Stage 2 placement is usually on a host farm and lasts for 8 weeks. Stage 3 placement can be in an agri-food industry or in a large agricultural company. This placement lasts 12 weeks and can be completed abroad.
Who should apply
This course is suitable for students interested in the area of agriculture and agri-food. These programs provide a broad understanding of the science and business of agricultural and agri-food enterprises and are suitable for students who enjoy a combination of outdoor and indoor classrooms.
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