Specialisation

Major - AgriFood

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3045.1

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


Related Courses

2743.12 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
3754.2 Bachelor of Science
3755.2 Bachelor of Medical Science
3756.2 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)
3757.2 Bachelor of Advanced Science
3763.2 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
3764.2 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Studies
4748.4 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
6042.2 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science
6043.2 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.


Opportunities are rapidly emerging for you to lead a new AgriFood 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 you to design solutions for international development, community education and the urban–rural interface. The WSU AgriFood major is a hands-on experience, developing confidence and giving graduates an excellent foundation for careers in teaching, research, biotechnology and industry. The flexibility of the major also enables students to combine their interest with other disciplines including animal science, ecology, zoology, innovative foods, heath and business. Throughout study, engagement with industry and community will inspire you to take action towards a regenerative and more environmentally sustainable AgriFood future.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Christine Hutchison

Major Structure

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements.

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in AgriFood requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below:

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300802 Biodiversity
301443 Introduction to Agrifood

Spring session

301444 Introduction to Food Science

And one of:

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one of:

301451 Essential Chemistry
300816 Cell Biology

And one elective unit

Year 2

Autumn session

301445 Science Research Methods
301446 Soils and Substrates

And two elective units

Spring session

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301447 Plant Production
301448 Protected Cropping Technology

And one elective unit

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
300854 Animal Production

And two elective units

Spring session

301449 Agricultural Technology
301450 Agricultural Biosecurity

And two elective units

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Biology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in AgriFood, given above.

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point sub-major in Education Studies:

SM1100 Education Studies

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the units from SM1100 as flexible units within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in AgriFood requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300808 Introductory Chemistry
300802 Biodiversity
301443 Introduction to Agrifood

Spring session

301444 Introduction to Food Science

And one of:

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

And one of:

301451 Essential Chemistry
300816 Cell Biology

And one elective unit

Year 2

Autumn session

301445 Science Research Methods
300937 Advanced Science Project A

And one elective unit

Spring session

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301447 Plant Production
301448 Protected Cropping Technology
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
300854 Animal Production
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective unit

Spring session

301449 Agricultural Technology
301450 Agricultural Biosecurity
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Commencing in Term 1

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1: College Units

Standard 3 term year

Preparatory unit:

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

And

Eight university level units comprising:

700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700061 Introduction to Human Biology (UWSC)
700265 Food Science 1 (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

300932 Natural Science Research Methods
301446 Soils and Substrates

And two elective units

Spring session

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301447 Plant Production
301448 Protected Cropping Technology

And one elective unit

Year 3

Autumn session

300913 Field Project 1
300854 Animal Production

And two elective units

Spring session

301449 Agricultural Technology
301450 Agricultural Biosecurity

And two elective units



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