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Major

Agricultural Economics

      What will I study?

      Overview

      Your course structure

      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.

      The Bachelor of Agriculture requires the successful completion of 300 points – with subjects usually worth 12.5 points each. You will complete eight subjects, or 100 points of study, in each year of full-time study.

      In first year, you will complete eight core subjects, gaining a solid foundation in agricultural science with studies in biology, natural environments, agricultural production and life sciences.

      In second year, you will become familiar with the field of agriculture. You will begin working towards a major by selecting electives that align with your interests and serve as prerequisites for major subjects. You will also be able to spend a semester learning at our Dookie campus.

      In third year, you will complete your major, continue to develop your skills and knowledge with specialised electives and undertake a project-based core subject that will prepare you for professional practice in agriculture.

      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.

      Completing your major

      For the Agricultural Economics major you will complete one core subject Farm Management Economics, plus two elective subjects.

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