Agronomy is the study of management in crops and pastures with a focus on sustainability and agricultural production. The world’s agriculture industry faces many challenges in the future with climate change, a growing world population, new technologies and changing resource conditions.
Our Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Agronomy focuses on innovative solutions to current and future industry issues making this an exciting and ever-changing career path.
Learn to apply theory and practice within the agriculture industry and prepare for your career within the areas of:
- food production industries
- agribusiness and marketing
- quality assurance
- rural business management
Modern facilities in a rural setting
Our commercial-standard properties at Epping, Eden Park, Yan Yean and Ararat provide industry specific facilities including:
- a commercial 600 ha mixed farming operation demonstrating mixed pasture and broadacre cropping
- award-winning viticulture and winemaking facilities using fourteen grape varieties grown at Northern Lodge vineyards in the Plenty Valley and Ararat
- cattle, sheep and pasture production facilities
- Australia’s best facility for teaching butchery and meat processing
Be inspired by our team of skilled, dedicated and passionate practitioners who work closely with you and provide knowledge for a successful career in the agriculture industry.
A partnership for success
The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology is a unique three-year degree with major studies in:
This degree is offered through Melbourne Polytechnic, in partnership with La Trobe University. Graduates will have their degrees conferred by La Trobe University, and degree testamurs will feature the La Trobe seal and logo.
Learn while you work! We offer a flexible delivery program in this major with online self-directed learning, workshop events and virtual evening classes. As us how this works.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
For any additional information on the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology, majoring in Agronomy, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
VTAC CodeCommonwealth Supported Places 2100322791 (La Trobe University)
DepartmentBusiness Management and Finance - HE
Learn while you work, we offer a flexible delivery program in this major with online self-directed learning, workshop events and virtual evening classes
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsSatisfactory completion of Year 12 (or equivalent), with a study score of at least 20 in English (any) OR satisfactory completion of a Diploma course in Agriculture (or equivalent) OR relevant industry experience defined as professional engagement in the Agriculture, Viticulture, Aquaculture or Agribusiness industry for a minimum of two years, and demonstrated capacity to undertake work at degree level. Domestic students may undertake the course on a part-time basis.
Assessment MethodsSubjects are assessed in a variety of ways including exams, practical exercises, case studies, demonstrations and assignments.
MaterialsStudents will be required to purchase textbooks and notes and book lists will be available at enrolment.
Pathways to further studyYou can expect to gain employment in all aspects of the agronomy industry, in Australia and also overseas
Units Of Study
Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.
|AGR1AST||Agricultural systems and technology|
|AGR1FCW||Food production in a changing world|
|AGR2AMN||Animal managament and nutrition|
|AGR2FFT||Future farming technologies|
|AGR2IPM||Pestilence and plague:integrated pest management|
|AGR3IPM||Integrated crop management|
|AGR3ISS||Contemporary issues and leadership in agriculture|
|AGR3MCT||Agriculture marketing and commodity trading|
|AGR3RP1||Applied research project 1|
|AGR3RP2||Applied research project 2|
|BUS1RBM||Rural business management|
|SCI1AAP||Animal anatomy and physiology|
|SCI1LAL||Language and logic|
|SCI1LS1||Living systems 1|
|SCI1LS2||Living systems 2|
|SCI2GPB||Applied genomics and plant breeding|
|SCI2SED||Statistics and experimental design|