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Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Approved Abbreviation: BSustAg&FdSec


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3726.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089441F


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017 - please refer to 3726.2 - Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

For Commencement Year 2016 - please refer to 3726.1 - Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Opportunities are rapidly emerging for entrepreneurs to lead a new food future. Immersed in an approach that integrates social, economic and environmental values, students will view plant and animal production from consumer contexts to explore personal and community perceptions about food sustainability. This innovative degree merges topics of agriculture, food and health to empower students to design solutions for international development, community education and the urban–rural interface. Throughout study, engagement with industry and community will inspire students to take action towards a more sustainable food future. The course includes disciplines of natural science, social science and business studies.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicescience@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Hawkesbury CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: Any two units of Mathematics and Science or equivalent.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to Western Sydney University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Majors

Students may choose to major in Natural Science, Social Sciences or Business (see links below), or may choose a general pathway.

M4016Natural Science
M4017Social Sciences
M4018Business

General Pathway - Start year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

300804Feeding the Planet
300811Scientific Literacy
300802Biodiversity
300808Introductory Chemistry

Spring session

300823Soils
300831Quantitative Thinking
300805Food Science 1
301096Horticultural Production Systems

Year 2

Autumn session

301097Greenhouse Technology for Food Sustainability
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change

Choose one of

300931Integrated Science
101331Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World
200083Marketing Principles

And one elective

Spring session

300791Sustainable Food Production
300790Agriculture, Food and Health
300932Natural Science Research Methods

And one elective

Year 3

1H/Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
301098Analysis of Agricultural Supply and Demand

Choose one of

200862Creating Change and Innovation
300921Plant Health and Biosecurity
101569Sustainable Futures

And one elective

2H/Spring session

300914Field Project 2

Choose two of

200158Business, Society and Policy
101595Community and Social Action
200815Globalisation and Sustainability
300869Postharvest
300961Social Computing
300870Water in the Landscape

And one elective

General Pathway - Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

300811Scientific Literacy
300805Food Science 1
301096Horticultural Production Systems

And one elective

Autumn session

300804Feeding the Planet
300831Quantitative Thinking
300802Biodiversity
300808Introductory Chemistry

Year 2

Spring session

300791Sustainable Food Production
300790Agriculture, Food and Health
300932Natural Science Research Methods
300823Soils

1H/Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
301097Greenhouse Technology for Food Sustainability

Choose one of

300931Integrated Science
101331Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World
200083Marketing Principles

And one elective

Year 3

2H/Spring session

300914Field Project 2

Choose two of

200158Business, Society and Policy
101595Community and Social Action
200815Globalisation and Sustainability
300869Postharvest
300961Social Computing
300870Water in the Landscape

And one elective

Autumn session

301098Analysis of Agricultural Supply and Demand
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change

Choose one of

300921Plant Health and Biosecurity
101569Sustainable Futures
200862Creating Change and Innovation

And one elective

Suggested Elective Unit

301263Protected Cropping Climate Control and Technology

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective sub-major via MySR.

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