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What will I study?

Overview

Gain a strong understanding of the principles of agricultural economics and enterprise management. You'll also develop knowledge on 'systems-thinking' approaches to agricultural production chains and learn how to analyse and interpret agricultural financial data for appropriate decision making.

In second year, you'll become familiar with the field of agriculture. You’ll begin working towards this major by selecting electives that align with your interests and serve as prerequisites for agricultural economics.

You can choose to spend Semester 2 of your second year at Dookie campus, where you can observe a wide variety of farming industries first-hand, including cropping, livestock and dairy management, horticulture and viticulture enterprises, as well as support industries such as irrigation management, logistics and food processing operations.

In third year, you'll complete your major subjects, Farm Management Economics, Applied Farm Economics and Resource Management Economics. With specialised electives and a project-based core subject, you’ll prepare for professional practice and develop your skills.

Completing your major

The Bachelor of Agriculture requires the successful completion of 300 points – with subjects usually worth 12.5 points each. You'll complete eight subjects, or 100 points of study, in each year of full-time study. For the Agricultural Economics major you will complete one core subject – Farm Management Economics – plus two elective subjects.

Sample course plan

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Agricultural Economics

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