Course

Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Approved Abbreviation: BSustAg&FdSec


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3726.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089441F


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


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

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Hawkesbury CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: One or more units of Agriculture, Business Studies, Geography, Society and Culture, and any two units of Mathematics and any two units of Science.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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 the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

UAC

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.

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

Students may choose to major in Natural Science, Social Sciences or Business, or may choose a general pathway.

M4004 - Natural Science Major

Year 1

Autumn session

300804Feeding the Planet
300811Scientific Literacy
200855Leadership in a Complex World
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking

Spring session

101925Mediated Mobilities

From Spring 2016, 101925 - Mediated Mobilities will be replaced by

102421Data, Mediation, Power
301096Horticultural Production Systems
300805Food Science 1

Introduction to Ecological Agriculture (AGR141) - in partnership with Charles Sturt University

Year 2

Autumn session

301097Greenhouse Technology for Food Sustainability
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change
300823Soils

Choose one of

300808Introductory Chemistry
300800Essential Chemistry 1

Spring session

300791Sustainable Food Production
300790Agriculture, Food and Health
300932Natural Science Research Methods
300816Cell Biology

Year 3

1H/Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
301098Analysis of Agricultural Supply and Demand
300921Plant Health and Biosecurity

Choose one of

300865Plant Physiology
300845Genetics

2H/Spring session

300914Field Project 2
300870Water in the Landscape
300869Postharvest

Complex Systems in Biological Farming (AGR306) - in partnership with Charles Sturt University

From Spring 2016 this unit will be replaced by Biological Farming Systems (AGR306) - in partnership with Charles Sturt University

M4005 - Social Sciences Major

Year 1

Autumn session

300804Feeding the Planet
300811Scientific Literacy
200855Leadership in a Complex World
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking

Spring session

101925Mediated Mobilities

From Spring 2016, 101925 - Mediated Mobilities will be replaced by

102421Data, Mediation, Power
301096Horticultural Production Systems
300805Food Science 1

Introduction to Ecological Agriculture (AGR141) - in partnership with Charles Sturt University

Year 2

Autumn session

301097Greenhouse Technology for Food Sustainability
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change
101331Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World

Communication Project Management (COM 343) - in partnership with Charles Sturt University

Spring session

300791Sustainable Food Production
300790Agriculture, Food and Health
300932Natural Science Research Methods
102212Internship and Community Engagement

Year 3

1H/Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
301098Analysis of Agricultural Supply and Demand
101569Sustainable Futures
101593Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems

2H/Spring session

300914Field Project 2
300961Social Computing
101595Community and Social Action
101591The Economics of Cities and Regions

M4006 - Business Major

Year 1

Autumn session

300804Feeding the Planet
300811Scientific Literacy
200855Leadership in a Complex World
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking

Spring session

101925Mediated Mobilities

From Spring 2016, 101925 - Mediated Mobilities will be replaced by

102421Data, Mediation, Power
301096Horticultural Production Systems
300805Food Science 1

Introduction to Ecological Agriculture (AGR141) - in partnership with Charles Sturt University

Year 2

Autumn session

301097Greenhouse Technology for Food Sustainability
300840Environmental Planning and Climate Change
200083Marketing Principles
200525Principles of Economics

Spring session

300791Sustainable Food Production
300790Agriculture, Food and Health
300932Natural Science Research Methods
200084Consumer Behaviour

Year 3

1H/Autumn session

300913Field Project 1
301098Analysis of Agricultural Supply and Demand
200862Creating Change and Innovation
200088Brand and Product Management

2H/Spring session

300914Field Project 2
200815Globalisation and Sustainability
200158Business, Society and Policy

Choose one of

200094International Marketing
200087Strategic Marketing Management
200086Marketing Communications

General Pathway

Year 1

Autumn session

300804Feeding the Planet
300811Scientific Literacy
200855Leadership in a Complex World
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking

Spring session

101925Mediated Mobilities

From Spring 2016, 101925 - Mediated Mobilities will be replaced by

102421Data, Mediation, Power
301096Horticultural Production Systems
300805Food Science 1

Introduction to Ecological Agriculture (AGR141) - in partnership with Charles Sturt University

Year 2

Autumn session

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

Choose one of

300823Soils
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

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

And one elective

2H/Spring session

300914Field Project 2

Choose two of

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

And one elective



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