Overview

Bachelor of Agricultural Economics graduates

Duration
Four years (Pass and Honours)

Assumed knowledge
Mathematics
Recommended studies - Advanced English

Part-time study
Part-time study is available.

Honours
Honours may be awarded at graduation on the basis of performance.

Recognition
The Bachelor of Agricultural Economics at Sydney is internationally recognised.

Excellent demand for graduates
Graduates have outstanding employment rates of well over 90% by graduation. Half of the graduates enter the finance and business sector, 30% are employed in agribusiness and marketing, 15% in policy making, and 5% in economic journalism and on large corporate farms. The rigorous nature of this degree equips graduates for a competitive global market place.

Career opportunities
Graduates in agricultural economics from the University of Sydney have gained employment in:
agribusiness, accounting, merchant banking, risk management, futures and commodity trading, consulting (domestic and international), market analysis, economic journalism, economic research, resource and environmental management, public policy analysis, and management of large corporate farms.

Undergraduate scholarships
For more information about Faculty scholarships, please see our Undergraduate Scholarships page.

Student Exchange Program
Students with a good credit average or better are able to take advantage of the one-year Student Exchange Program which offers placement with universities all over the world. To prepare for careers with an international focus, many students now study abroad for a semester or a year. Selection is competitive. Some bursary funding is available.

Facilities and resources
You will have access to excellent resources including well-equipped laboratories and computer facilities, and a specialist library. The University owns extensive large-scale plant breeding research centres and commercial farm operations throughout New South Wales.

Mathematics bridging crogram
Students who have not completed HSC Mathematics should consider a Maths bridging course.

Further information
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Telephone: (02) 8627 1000