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Agriculture and food courses

Discover our specialised agriculture and food courses
Develop expertise in the multidisciplinary world of agriculture and food as you examine how living systems are managed, how they interact with the environment, and how they contribute to our economic and social systems.

Agriculture and food courses at Sydney

You can choose a specialist agriculture and food degree, or choose to undertake an agriculture and food related program, major, minor, or electives within one of our other degrees.

Specialist courses

Undergraduate courses

Programs and majors available in these courses:

Most majors are also available as minors.

Postgraduate coursework 

Postgraduate research 

What is agriculture and food?

Feeding the world is big business. Whether you’d like to strengthen food security, sustain the world’s natural resources and biodiversity, become a practicing nutritionist or dietician, or make the next agricultural breakthrough that contributes to the health of the planet and its people, studying agriculture and food will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make it happen.

Why study agriculture and food with us?

  • We're ranked 2nd in Australia and 32nd in the world for Agricultural Science by US News & World Report Rankings 2020.
  • You'll get hands-on laboratory, field, industry or clinical experience that’s relevant to your area of study.
  • We offer industry placement opportunities.
  • Access specially designed food science labs at Australian Technology Park, our plant breeding facilities at Camden and Narrabri depending on your chosen study area.
  • The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia, so when you graduate from this degree, you’re eligible to become a full member of the association and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian Program.

Agriculture and food careers and jobs 

Our graduates can be found in many settings and roles, including:

  • agricultural business manager
  • agronomist
  • biotechnologist
  • dietician
  • environment protection manager
  • financial manager
  • horticulturalist
  • marketer of agricultural products
  • plant breeder
  • scientific researcher
  • soil scientist
  • statistician
  • sustainable production manager
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How we made nutrition our business

Uncovering the science of food

With a passion for all things food and science, Anna and Alex pursued postgraduate study to build a career in both. Now accredited practising dietitians, they share the journey that led them to run their own nutritional myth-busting business.
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Student profile

Sarah Dawes - Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness student

"Learning about the science behind the quality, flavour, and growth of food products really makes you appreciate the importance of science to society. I have been amazed at the opportunities that I’ve had in my degree."