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 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.
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 and Yan Yean provide industry specific facilities including:
- a commercial 600 ha mixed farming operation demonstrating mixed pasture and broadacre cropping
- 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.
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.
Modes of Delivery
- Tuition fees per semester: $13400
- Tuition fees per year: $26800
- Academic: Australian Year 12 or equivalent, to include mathematics, and one of either chemistry or biology, OR
- satisfactory completion of a Diploma course in Agriculture (or equivalent), OR
- mature age applicants (21 years of age or over) relevant industry experience defined as professional industry engagement for a minimum of two years and demonstrated capacity to undertake work at degree level. Supporting document to include a CV with at least 2 supporting written references
- English: Academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no individual band below 5.5, or Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
- Note:All applicants must complete a phone or skype interview as part of the selection process
Assessment MethodsSubjects are assessed in a variety of ways including exams, practical exercises, case studies, demonstrations and assignments
MaterialsYou will be required to purchase textbooks and notes, book lists will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department
Pathways to further studyOn successful completion you could consider going on to post graduate study, particularly a Masters degree in Agriculture
Career PathwaysAs a graduate you could expect to gain employment in all aspects of the Agriculture/Agronomy industries
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|
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7.