Overview

Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness

Duration
Four years

Assumed knowledge
Mathematics and Chemistry

Part-time study
Part-time study is available for local students only

Honours
Year 4 involves a compulsory Honours research project

Professional experience
An industry placement internship lasting 12 weeks is a required component of the course.

Excellent demand for graduates
The complete agricultural supply chain, including the affiliated food industries, provides over 1.6 million jobs to the Australian economy. Government reviews all predict significant shortages in labour and skills across all regions, sectors and occupations of the agri-food value chain

Career opportunities
Students complete a curriculum designed to provide them with a broad-based education and the skills necessary for a successful career in the food and agribusiness industry within private industry, an industry organization, or a public agency. The degree will lead to career opportunities in the agribusiness sector such as trade, logistics, market research, product development, sales, promotion, marketing, retail management, and strategic management of food production, product development, health promotion, packaging and postharvest, food science, quality assurance, food safety and food security.

Professional recognition
Graduates will be eligible for membership of the Agribusiness Association of Australia, the Australian Society for Horticultural Science and the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science.

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 program / Bridging programs
Students should undertake a ‘bridging course’ in Mathematics and/or Chemistry if they do not have the required assumed knowledge for their degree program.

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