Courses

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology

Agronomy - International Students

HEPIBAT

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.

Delivery

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.

Be Prepared

Learn to apply theory and practice within the agriculture industry and prepare for your career within the areas of:

  • food production industries
  • farming
  • 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.

International Students

Code

HEPIBAT

CRICOS Code

070935F

Campuses

EPPING

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Modes of Delivery

Face-to-face, Flexible

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $12750
  • Tuition fees per year: $25500
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Entrance Requirements

  • 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 Methods

Subjects are assessed in a variety of ways including exams, practical exercises, case studies, demonstrations and assignments

Materials

You 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 study

On successful completion you could consider going on to post graduate study, particularly a Masters degree in Agriculture

Career Pathways

As a graduate you could expect to gain employment in all aspects of the Agriculture/Agronomy industries

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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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.

Code Subjects
AGR1AGR AGRONOMY 1
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
AGR3AGR AGONOMY 2
AGR3ENV ENVIRONMENTAL 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
SCI2ECO ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
SCI2GPB APPLIED GENOMICS AND PLANT BREEDING
SCI2INP INDUSTRY PLACEMENT
SCI2PLP PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
SCI2SED STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

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