Combine your interest in Agriculture and Technology and be at the forefront of the industry with Melbourne Polytechnic's Agriculture and Technology bachelor degree, offered in partnership with La Trobe University.
The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology is a unique three-year degree with major studies in:
Note – Local students
Local or Domestic students should note that 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.
See the full La Trobe program here and ask us about enrolment.
Focusing on agriculture needs for your future
Offering essential business and practical skills, this industry-focused degree combines the experience and expertise of specialists from La Trobe University’s Food, Agriculture and Bioscience Department and Melbourne Polytechnic’s Primary Industries Department.
Learn to apply theory and practice within the agriculture industry and prepare for a career within areas as diverse as farming, agribusiness, aquaculture, agronomy, viticulture and winemaking.
Modern facilities in a rural setting
You will have access to some of Australia’s best industrial training facilities, including:
- commercial scale aquaculture centre with indoor recirculating systems
- agriculture broad-acre farm
- cell grazing systems and laboratories
- access to four vineyards at Yarra Glen, Eden Park, Ararat and Yan Yean
- access to two wineries – 250 tonne at Ararat and 100 tonne at Epping
For further information, please contact Melbourne Polytechnic’s Primary Industries Department.
To discuss the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology and any or all of the four majors – Viticulture and Winemaking, Aquaculture, Agronony or Agribusiness, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send us an email.
Modes of DeliveryFace-to-face, Flexible
- satisfactory 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
- Note: Domestic/Local 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
MaterialsYou will be required to purchase textbooks and notes. Book lists will be available at enrolment
- Tuition fees per semester: $11250
- Tuition fees per year: $22500
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion means you can go on to further post-graduate study in Agriculture - you could consider a Masters qualification in any of the majors
Career PathwaysGraduates can expect to gain employment in all aspects of the agriculture, viticulture and winemaking, agribusiness and aquaculture 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|
|AGR3COM||RURAL COMMUNITIES INNOVATION CHANGE|
|AGR3ISS||CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND LEADERSHIP IN AGRICULTURE|
|AGR3MCT||AGRICULTURE MARKETING AND COMMODITY TRADING|
|AGR3MGT||AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT|
|AGR3RP1||APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 1|
|AGR3RP2||APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 2|
|BUS1RBM||RURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT|
|BUS2HRM||HUMAN RESOURCE 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|