Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Year 1

Year 1 will have the following 48 credit point structure:
AGEN1001
Shaping our Landscapes
6    N AFNR1001
Semester 1
BIOL1001
Concepts in Biology
6    A HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
N BIOL1101, BIOL1991, BIOL1500, BIOL1901, BIOL1911
Semester 1
Summer Main
or
BIOL1911
Concepts in Biology (Advanced)
6    P 80+ in HSC 2-unit Biology (or equivalent) or Distinction or better in a University level Biology unit
N BIOL1991, BIOL1901, BIOL1101, BIOL1500, BIOL1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1001
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study, but students who have not undertaken an HSC chemistry course are strongly advised to complete a chemistry bridging course before lectures commence.
N CHEM1906, CHEM1909, CHEM1901, CHEM1101, CHEM1905, CHEM1109, CHEM1903
Semester 1
or
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
N CHEM1905, CHEM1906, CHEM1903, CHEM1001, CHEM1909, CHEM1109, CHEM1901
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
or
CHEM1901
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    P HSC Chemistry result of 80 or more
N CHEM1109, CHEM1001, CHEM1101, CHEM1905, CHEM1903, CHEM1909, CHEM1906

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    C Prohibitions: ENVX1001
Semester 1
AGEN1002
Sustaining our Landscapes
6    A School Year 12 level knowledge of mathematics, some biology and chemistry.
Semester 2
AGEC1006
Economic Environment of Agriculture
6    A HSC Mathematics
N AGEC1004, AGEC1003
Semester 2
AGEN1004
Applied Biology for Ag and Environment
6    N BIOL1002
Semester 2
AGEN1006
Biological Chemistry
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901
N CHEM1002
Semester 2

Year 2

Please note in Year 2 AGEN2006 replaces AVBS1002
Year 2 will have the following 48 credit point structure:
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015
Semester 1
GENE2002
Veterinary and Agricultural Genetics 2
6    A Knowledge of biology, chemistry and statistics from, or equivalent to that in, the 1st year Units of Study in the degrees in which this Unit is available.?
P At least one of (BIOL1001, BIOL1002, BIOL1101, BIOL1901, BIOL1911, VETS1018)
N GENE2001
Semester 1
AGEN2001
Plant Function
6    P (BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and 12cp of Junior Chemistry
Semester 1
SOIL2003
Soil Properties and Processes
6      Semester 1
AGEN2006
Animal Production and Management
6    A HSC Maths (2 unit) and Biology
P 12 credit points of junior Biology and 12 credit points of junior Chemistry
Semester 2
ENTO2001
Introductory Entomology
6    P 12 cp of first year biology
N BIOL2917, BIOL2017
Semester 2
MICR2024
Microbes in the Environment
6    P 12 cp of first year Biology
N MICR2021, MICR2022, MICR2921, MICR2922
Semester 2
AGEN2005
Plant Systems Biology
6    P AGEN2001 or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
Semester 2

Year 3*

Year 3 will have the following structure: a core (24 credit points) of
AGCH3025
Chemistry and Biochemistry of Foods
6    A Equivalent to 6 credit points of Intermediate Biochemistry or Chemistry
N AFNR5102, AGCH3017, AGCH3024
Semester 1
PPAT3003
Plant Disease
6    P MICR2024 or MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2022 or MICR2922
Semester 1
AGRO3004
Managing Agro-Ecosystems
6    P (BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or PLNT2003 or AGEN 2001) and SOIL2003.
Semester 2
SOIL2004
The Soil Resource
6      Semester 2
And 24 credit points from Table D.

Table D - Year 3 Electives

AFNR3001
Agro-ecosystems in Developing Countries
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AGEC2102
Agribusiness Marketing
6    P AGEC1006 or AGEC1102 or RSEC1031
Semester 1
ANSC3102
Animal Reproduction
6    A ANSC3104
Semester 1
ANSC3103
Animal Structure and Function A
6    A AVBS1002
P 12 credit points of junior Biology
Semester 1
AREC2001
Econ of Biological Production Systems
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
AREC2003
Concepts in Enviro and Resource Economics
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
BIOL3018
Gene Technology and Genomics
6    P (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6cp from either (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971) or Intermediate BIOL.
N BIOL3918
Semester 1
Department Permission required for enrolment
or
BIOL3918
Gene Technology and Genomics Advanced
6    P Distinction average across (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6cp from either (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971) or Intermediate BIOL.
N BIOL3018
Semester 1
Department Permission required for enrolment
ECMT2150
Cross Section Econometrics
6    P (ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) AND ECMT1020
N ECMT2110
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVX3002
Statistics in the Natural Sciences
6    P ENVX2001 or BIOM2001 or STAT2012 or STAT2912 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922
Semester 1
HORT3005
Production Horticulture
6    A AGEN1001 and AGEN1004
P (AGEN2001 and AGEN2005) or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
Semester 1
AGEC3102
Agricultural and Resource Policy
6    P (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)
N AGEC3002
Semester 1
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry
6    A SOIL2003, LWSC2002
P 12 cp of Junior Chemistry
N CHEM2404
Semester 2
ANSC3101
Animal Nutrition 3
6    P AVBS1002, (VETS1032 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901)
C AVBS2001 or MICR2024
Semester 2
ANSC3104
Animal Structure and Function B
6    A AVBS1002
P ANSC3103
Semester 2
AREC2002
Commodity Market and Price Analysis
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 2
AREC2004
Benefit-Cost Analysis
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 2
AREC3001
Production Modelling and Management
6    P AREC2001 or AGEC2103 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ENVX3001
Environmental GIS
6    P AGEN1002 or 6cp of Junior Geoscience or 6cp of Junior Biology
Semester 2
LWSC2002
Introductory Hydrology
6    P 6cp of Junior Geoscience or AGEN1002
Semester 2
PLNT3001
Plant, Cell and Environment

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P 12 cp of Intermediate Biology, Plant Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics
N PLNT3901
Semester 2

Year 4^

Year 4 students will complete:
AFNR4101
Research Project A
12    P 144 credit points of level 1000-3000 units of study
Semester 1
AFNR4001
Professional Development
6    N AGRF4000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AFNR4102
Research Project B
12    P AFNR4101
Semester 2
Year 4 students will complete one specialisation comprising two 6cp units of study and up to one elective unit from Table D, E or F.
^ A student may apply to the degree coordinator for permission to enrol in up to one (6 cp) elective University of Sydney unit of study in year 3 and up to one (6 cp) University of Sydney unit of study in year 4 which is not listed in Tables D or E. The application must (1) be made prior to enrolment in the unit (2) be submitted with a written academic justification for enrolment by the student and (3) be submitted with written approval of the relevant unit of study coordinator.

Table E - Year 4 Specialisations

Agricultural Chemistry

AFNR5107
Principles of Biochemical Analysis
6    N AGCH4007
Semester 1
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry
6    A SOIL2003, LWSC2002
P 12 cp of Junior Chemistry
N CHEM2404
Semester 2

Agricultural Economics

AREC3001
Production Modelling and Management
6    P AREC2001 or AGEC2103 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
AREC3002
Agricultural Markets
6    P AREC2001 or AGEC2103 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2

Agricultural Genetics

GENE4012
Plant Breeding
6    P GENE2001, GENE4013
Semester 2
GENE4015
Cytogenetics
6    P (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001) and GENE2001
Semester 2

Agronomy

AGRO4003
Crop and Pasture Agronomy
6    P AGRO3004
Semester 1
AGRO4004
Sustainable Farming Systems
6    P AGRO3004
Semester 1

Animal Production

AGRO4005
Livestock Production Systems
6    A Junior plant and animal biology (or equivalent), junior chemistry biology, intermediate crop and animal production, nutrition and physiology (or equivalent).
P 6 credit points of Junior Biology or equivalent

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AGRO4006
New and Emerging Tech in Animal Science
6    P 6 credit points Junior Biology or equivalent
Semester 2

Entomology

ENTO4004
Insect Taxonomy and Systematics

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P ENTO2001 or ENTO2002 or BIOL2017 or BIOL2917 or BIOL2021 or BIOL2921.
Semester 1
ENTO4003
Integrated Pest Management
6    P ENTO2001 or ENTO2002 or BIOL2017 or BIOL2917 or BIOL2021 or BIOL2921.
Semester 2

Environmetrics

Select two of the following units:
BIOM4003
Matrix Algebra and Linear Models
6    P ENVX3002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOM4004
Advanced Statistical Methods
6    P BIOM4003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOM4005
Biometrical Methods
6    P ENVX3002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENVX4001
GIS, Remote Sensing and Land Management
6    P ENVX3001 or GEOS2111 or GEOS2911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Food Science

AGCH3026
Food Biotechnology
6    A Equivalent to 6 credit points of Intermediate Biochemistry or Chemistry
N AGCH3005, AGCH3003, AGCH4006, AFNR5103
Semester 1
HORT4005
Research and Practice in Hort Science
6    P HORT3005
Semester 2

Forest Science

ENSY3002
Fire in Australian Ecosystems
6    P AGEN2005 or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
Semester 1
ENSY3003
Forest Ecosystem Science
6    P Students require a basic understanding of plant biology. Understanding principles of plant taxonomy and ecology will also be an advantage.
Semester 2

Horticulture

HORT3005
Production Horticulture
6    A AGEN1001 and AGEN1004
P (AGEN2001 and AGEN2005) or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
Semester 1
HORT4005
Research and Practice in Hort Science
6    P HORT3005
Semester 2

Hydrology

LWSC3007
Advanced Hydrology and Modelling
6    P LWSC2002
Semester 1
ENVX3001
Environmental GIS
6    P AGEN1002 or 6cp of Junior Geoscience or 6cp of Junior Biology
Semester 2

Soil Science

SOIL3009
Contemporary Field and Lab Soil Science
6    P SOIL2003
Semester 1
SOIL3010
The Soil at Work
6    P SOIL2003 or SOIL2004
Semester 2

Table F - Other Year 4 electives

AVBS4009
Aquaculture
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3
Semester 1
AVBS4012
Extensive Animal Industries
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3
Semester 1
VIRO3001
Virology
6    A Intermediate Microbiology
P At least 6 credit points of MBLG units and at least 6 credit points in Intermediate MICR or BCHM or BIOL or IMMU or PCOL or PHSI or PLNT units. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED units including (BMED2401 and BMED2404) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and BMED2807).
N VIRO3901


Students are very strongly advised to complete VIRO3001/3901 before enrolling in VIRO3002/3902 Medical and Applied Virology in Session 2.
Semester 1
AGEN5001
Agricultural and Environmental Extension
6    A AGEN1001 and AGEC1006
P Assumed knowledge: AGEN1001 and AGEC1006

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
ANSC3107
Animal Genetics 3
6    P GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972
Semester 2
AREC3003
Econ of Minerals and Energy Industries
6    P AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
AVBS4002
Dairy Production and Technology
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Enrolled students are expected to have some understanding of key components of the dairy production system, including basic knowledge of animal physiology and nutrition.
Semester 2
AVBS4008
Intensive Animal Industries
6    P (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3) OR (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3)
Semester 2