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New Agriculture and Technology Degree from Melbourne Polytechnic

21 Nov 2013

The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology is the first degree developed between NMIT and La Trobe University being offered through Melbourne Polytechnic.

The new innovative Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology degree will be taught from NMIT's state of the art facilities of the Green Skills Centre on the Epping Campus and at NMIT’s Yan Yean training farm and Eden Park vineyard.

The degree has a strong industry and skills focus that leverages the strengths of both La Trobe university in food, veterinary science and bioscience, and NMIT's applied skills and expertise in Agriculture and Land Management, Viticulture and Winemaking and Aquaculture and Environmental Management.

The delivery of the new degree was welcomed by NMIT CEO Dr Andy Giddy and Professor John Dewar, Vice Chancellor of La Trobe University.

The partnership between NMIT and La Trobe University to establish Melbourne Polytechnic for delivery of highly supportive, vocationally focused degree programs was announced in August 2013. It builds upon a co-operative arrangement between the two tertiary institutions since a memorandum of understanding was signed in 2008. The arrangement has already delivered substantial benefits to students including pathways into La Trobe University with specific course credits for NMIT graduates.

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