Agriculture

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

AGRICULTURE

Agriculture stream

The Agriculture stream is 120 credit points, consisting of:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level stream core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level stream core units
(iii) A 108 credit point program in Agriculture

Agriculture program

This program is only available to students enrolled in Agriculture stream.
A program in Agriculture requires 108 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level program core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level program core units, according to the following:
a) AGRI- and SOIL- coded units for students in the Animal Production major
b) GEGE- and SOIL- coded units for students in the Plant Production major
c) AGRI- and GEGE- coded units for students in the Soil Science and Hydrology major
(iii) 6 credit points of 4000-level program core units
(iv) 30 credit points of 4000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) For students undertaking advanced coursework in Agriculture: 12 credit points of 4000-level program project units and 18 credit points of 4000-level selective advanced coursework or project units
(b) For students undertaking honours in Agriculture: 24 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units and 6 credit points of 4000-level selective Honours coursework units
(v) A 48 credit point major in Animal Production, Plant Production or Soil Science and Hydrology

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Stream core
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    N ENVX1001 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or MATH1115 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or BUSS1020 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010


Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, and Food and Agribusiness, and Taronga Wildlife Conservation streams
Semester 1
Program core
ENVI1003
Global Challenges: Food, Water, Climate
6    N AGEN1002
Semester 2
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1

2000-level units of study

Stream core
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P [6cp from (ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015 or DATA1001 or DATA1901)] OR [3cp from (MATH1XX1 or MATH1906 or MATH1XX3 or MATH1907) and an additional 3cp from (MATH1XX5)]
Semester 1
Program core
AGRI2001
Plant Management in Agroecosystems
6    A Understanding of experimental design and analysis including dependent and independent variables, random and representative sampling, t-tests a simple designs and interpretation of univariate analysis
N AGRO3004
Semester 1
GEGE2001
Genetics and Genomics
6    A Mendelian genetics; mechanisms of evolution; molecular and chromosomal bases of inheritance; and gene regulation and expression
N GENE2002 or MBLG2972 or GEGE2901 or MBLG2072
Semester 2
GEGE2901
Genetics and Genomics (Advanced)
6    A Mendelian genetics, mechanisms of evolution, molecular and chromosomal bases of inheritance, and gene regulation and expression
P Annual average mark of at least 70
N GENE2002 or MBLG2072 or GEGE2001 or MBLG2972
Semester 2
SOIL2005
Soil and Water: Earth's Life Support Systems
6    N SOIL2003 or LWSC2002
Semester 1

4000-level units of study

Program core
AFNR4001
Professional Development
6    N AGRF4000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Program project
LIFE4888
Applied Life Sciences Project
12    A Completion of a Table A Science major.
P 144 cp of units of study of which a minimum needs to be 24 cp of 3000-level or 4000-level units of study
N AFNR410X or AGRI410X or AVBS4015 or AVBS4016 or AVBS4017 or AVBS4018 or ENVX410X or FOOD410X or QBIO410X or SOIL410X or WILD410X


This Unit of Study is best suited for students in Life and Environmental Sciences. Field work may form part of the project.
Semester 2
Selective advanced coursework and project
AGRI4001
Advanced Plant Production Systems
6    P 144 credit points of units including AGRI2001 and AGRI3888


Some activities will take place at the University's Camden campus and/or at other field sites around NSW.
Semester 1
AVBS4002
Dairy Production and Technology
6    A Enrolled students are expected to have some understanding of key components of the dairy production system, including basic knowledge of animal physiology and nutrition
P 48cp of 2000-level or 3000-level units


Since 2020, we have been working together with the national industry body Dairy Australia (Education & Partnerships) to link this unit to commercial industry reality. In 2022, and pending on travel restrictions, students will have the opportunity to visit farms and work with real farm data for their projects. The association with Dairy Australia also means direct access to a large number of publications that provide the basis of best industry practice.
Semester 2
AVBS4012
Extensive Animal Industries
6    A Senior tertiary level knowledge in animal production management and behaviour and welfare of production animals
P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3 or {144 credit points of units of study including a minimum of 12 credit points from [ANSC3106 and (ANSC3888 or AVBS3888 or SCPU3001)]}
Semester 1
ENVX4001
GIS, Remote Sensing and Land Management
6    A Basic GIS knowledge. Completion of at least a major or minor
P 144 cp of 1000-3000 level units
Semester 1
SCIE4001
Science Communication
6    A Completion of a major in a science discipline. Basic knowledge of other sciences is beneficial. Experience in communication such as delivering oral presentations and producing written reports. An awareness of science in a societal context, e.g., of disciplinary applications
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A


Mid-year honours students would take this unit of study in S1 (their second semester of study).
Semester 1
SCIE4002
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
Semester 1a
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6    A Successful completion of a Science major
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107
Semester 1a
Semester 2a
SCPU4001
Industry and Community Science Project A
6    A Depth of knowledge in at least one Science discipline (completion of a major)
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
C SCPU4002
Intensive February
Intensive July
SCPU4002
Industry and Community Science Project B
6    A Depth of knowledge in at least one Science discipline (completion of a major)
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
C SCPU4001
Semester 1
Semester 2
SOIL4000
Soil and Water in the Changing Environment
6    P 144 credit points of units including SOIL2005
Semester 1
Honours Research project
AFNR4101
Research Project A
12    P 144 credit points of 1000-3000 level units of study
Semester 1
Semester 2
AFNR4102
Research Project B
12    P AFNR4101
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCIE4999
Final Honours Mark
     Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective Honours coursework
AGRI4001
Advanced Plant Production Systems
6    P 144 credit points of units including AGRI2001 and AGRI3888


Some activities will take place at the University's Camden campus and/or at other field sites around NSW.
Semester 1
AVBS4002
Dairy Production and Technology
6    A Enrolled students are expected to have some understanding of key components of the dairy production system, including basic knowledge of animal physiology and nutrition
P 48cp of 2000-level or 3000-level units


Since 2020, we have been working together with the national industry body Dairy Australia (Education & Partnerships) to link this unit to commercial industry reality. In 2022, and pending on travel restrictions, students will have the opportunity to visit farms and work with real farm data for their projects. The association with Dairy Australia also means direct access to a large number of publications that provide the basis of best industry practice.
Semester 2
AVBS4012
Extensive Animal Industries
6    A Senior tertiary level knowledge in animal production management and behaviour and welfare of production animals
P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3 or {144 credit points of units of study including a minimum of 12 credit points from [ANSC3106 and (ANSC3888 or AVBS3888 or SCPU3001)]}
Semester 1
SOIL4000
Soil and Water in the Changing Environment
6    P 144 credit points of units including SOIL2005
Semester 1