Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description

Bachelor of Agribusiness - BAgribus(Curtin) - B-AGRIBScience and Engineering
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Agribusiness is concerned with developing sustainable production systems under changing climates, shifting markets and increasing consumer awareness.

Curtin is the only WA university to offer a Bachelor of Agribusiness, providing a unique opportunity to understand both science and business as applied to agriculture. To satisfy the growing demand for food worldwide, we need smarter ways of producing food and fibre using sustainable
production methods, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship – exactly what this applied course is about.

In this course you will engage in research-led activities, problem-solving and self-directed experiments using our field trial site and glasshouse facilities. You will gain the scientific knowledge to develop an understanding of production systems and to apply problem-solving techniques to management strategies.

You will work both as an individual and as an integral part of a team to develop your agribusiness risk and farm management skills. You will be introduced to satellite-based technologies for soil, crop and livestock management systems.

You will also have opportunities to develop links with industry through engaging with industry experts in classrooms and workshops, and through field trips to research centres and agronomic field sites.

As part of this course you will undertake a work placement to ensure you graduate with the science, technology and business skills you need to thrive in agribusiness. This placement can be with agriculture research, production or business industries both locally and globally.

Career opportunities

Increasing demand for global food security in a globally competitive environment provide graduates with many job opportunities across the food production chain. The majority of Curtin agribusiness students who graduated in 2014, 2015 and 2016 were employed before graduating.

Opportunity exists in:

  • Government agencies (such as CSIRO and state departments of agriculture)
  • Farm management and farm consultancy
  • Agronomy (including consultant and research)
  • Soil scientist
  • Banking and finance sectors
  • Agricultural marketing and supply chain logistics
  • Grain trading
  • Agricultural product suppliers
  • Biotechnology (including plant and animal breeding)
  • Research, development and extension
  • Education
  • Farmer grower groups and natural resource management
  • International agricultural development

Find out more about studying Agribusiness at Curtin

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