Course

Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Approved Abbreviation: BSustAg&FdSec


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3726.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089441F


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing 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 2017 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.

Commencement Year 2016 - 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

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Hawkesbury CampusFull 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.

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.

M4013Natural Science
M4014Social Sciences
M4015Business

General Pathway - Start year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

300804Feeding the Planet
300811Scientific Literacy
300823Soils
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking

Spring session

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

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

Note: This unit is taught by Charles Sturt University. It is mostly online/by distance, but will require a workshop attendance. Arrangement to enrol will be made in conjuction with the School.

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

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

General Pathway - Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

300811Scientific Literacy
301096Horticultural Production Systems
300805Food Science 1

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

Note: This unit is taught by Charles Sturt University. It is mostly online/by distance, but will require a workshop attendance. Arrangement to enrol will be made in conjuction with the School.

Autumn session

300804Feeding the Planet
300823Soils
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking

And one elective

Year 2

Spring session

300791Sustainable Food Production
300790Agriculture, Food and Health
300932Natural Science Research Methods
102421Data, Mediation, Power

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

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

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



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