Plant and Soil Science
What will I study?
Study the structure and function of plant production industries in Australia and around the world – including production determinants and their implications for land management.
You’ll study soil biology and management subjects, as well as plant health for growth and production, all while gaining a detailed understanding of the drivers of plant industries and how management strategies and breeding can optimise yield and product quality.
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.
You can also choose to spend your final semester of the Plant and Soil Science major based at Dookie, where you can participate in an industry project, developing skills in project management, problem solving, planning and reporting scientific investigations.
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. Elective subjects include Soil Management, Plant Pathology, and Irrigation and Water Management.
Sample course plan
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