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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N AFNR1001
Semester 1
BIOL1001
Concepts in Biology

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A HSC Biology
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1901 or BIOL1101 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991


Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
Semester 1
Summer Main
or
BIOL1911
Concepts in Biology (Advanced) - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 80+ in HSC Biology, or a minimum of Distinction level in a University level Biology unit
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1001 or BIOL1101 or BIOL1901 or BIOL1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Prerequisites: An ATAR of 95 or greater
Semester 1
CHEM1001
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109


Assumed knowledge: 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.
Semester 1
or
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109, CHEM1001 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109, CHEM1001 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 2
Summer Main
Summer Main
or
CHEM1901
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P HSC Chemistry result of 80 or more
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Prerequisites: ATAR of at least 95, or by invitation.
Semester 1
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N : ENVX1001
Semester 1
AGEN1002
Sustaining our Landscapes
6    A HSC level Mathematics, some Biology and Chemistry.
Semester 2
Semester 2
AGEC1006
Economic Environment of Agriculture
6    A HSC Mathematics
N AGEC1003 or AGEC1004, AGEC1003 or AGEC1004, AGEC1003 or AGEC1004
Semester 2
Semester 2
AGEN1004
Applied Biology for Ag and Environment
6    A BIOL1001 and CHEM1001, or equivalents
N BIOL1002, BIOL1002, BIOL1002
Semester 2
Semester 2
AGEN1006
Biological Chemistry
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901
N CHEM1002, CHEM1002, 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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015
Semester 1
GENE2002
Veterinary and Agricultural Genetics 2

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P At least one of (BIOL1001, BIOL1002, BIOL1101, BIOL1901, BIOL1911, VETS1018)
N GENE2001


Assumed knowledge: 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.
Semester 1
AGEN2001
Plant Function

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and 12cp of Junior Chemistry
Semester 1
SOIL2003
Soil Properties and Processes

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 1
AGEN2006
Animal Production and Management

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A HSC level Mathematics 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 Junior Biology
N BIOL2017 or BIOL2917, BIOL2017 or BIOL2917, BIOL2017 or BIOL2917
Semester 2
Semester 2
MICR2024
Microbes in the Environment
6    P 12 credit points of Junior Biology units
N : MICR2021 or MICR2022 or MICR2921 or MICR2922, : MICR2021 or MICR2022 or MICR2921 or MICR2922, : MICR2021 or MICR2022 or MICR2921 or MICR2922
Semester 2
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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A 6 credit points of Intermediate Biochemistry or Chemistry
N AFNR5102 or AGCH3017 or AGCH3024
Semester 1
PPAT3003
Plant Health and Disease

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 6 credit points of Microbiology units
Semester 1
AGRO3004
Managing Agro-Ecosystems
6    P (BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or PLNT2003 or AGEN 2001) and SOIL2003.
Semester 2
Semester 2
SOIL2004
The Soil Resource

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 2
And 24 credit points from Table D.

Table D - Year 3 Electives

AFNR3001
Agro-ecosystems in Developing Countries - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AGEC2102
Agribusiness Marketing

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P AGEC1006 or AGEC1102 or RSEC1031
Semester 1
ANSC3102
Animal Reproduction

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A ANSC3104
Semester 1
ANSC3103
Animal Structure and Function A

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A AVBS1002
P 12 credit points of junior Biology
Semester 1
AREC2001
Econ of Biological Production Systems

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
AREC2003
Concepts in Enviro and Resource Economics

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or AGEC1102
Semester 1
BIOL3018
Gene Technology and Genomics

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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
Intermediate Econometrics
6    P (ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) and ECMT1020
N ECMT2110, ECMT2110, ECMT2110
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVX3002
Statistics in the Natural Sciences

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P ENVX2001 or BIOM2001 or STAT2012 or STAT2912 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922
Semester 1
HORT3005
Production Horticulture

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A AGEN1001 and AGEN1004
P (AGEN2001 and AGEN2005) or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
Semester 1
AGEC3102
Agricultural and Resource Policy

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)
N AGEC3002
Semester 1
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A SOIL2003 and LWSC2002
P 12cp of Junior Chemistry
N CHEM2404
Semester 2
ANSC3101
Animal Nutrition 3
6    A Fundamentals of Biochemistry
P AVBS1002 and (VETS1032 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901)
C AVBS2001 or MICR2024


Assumed knowledge: Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Semester 2
Semester 2
ANSC3104
Animal Structure and Function B
6    A AVBS1002
P ANSC3103
Semester 2
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
Semester 2
LWSC2002
Introductory Hydrology
6    P 6cp of Junior Geoscience or AGEN1002
Semester 2
Semester 2
PLNT3001
Plant, Cell and Environment
6    P 12 credit points from any of Intermediate (Biology or Plant Science or Molecular Biology and Genetics)
N PLNT3901
Semester 2

Year 4^

Year 4 students will complete:
AFNR4101
Research Project A

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

12    P 144 credit points of level 1000-3000 units of study
Semester 1
AFNR4001
Professional Development - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N AGRF4000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AFNR4102
Research Project B

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N AGCH4007
Semester 1
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A SOIL2003 and LWSC2002
P 12cp 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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P GENE2001 and GENE4013
Semester 2
GENE4015
Cytogenetics

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001) and GENE2001
Semester 2

Agronomy

AGRO4003
Crop and Pasture Agronomy

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P AGRO3004
Semester 1
AGRO4004
Sustainable Farming Systems

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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 in the following sessions:Semester 2
Assumed knowledge: Junior plant and animal biology (or equivalent), junior chemistry biology, intermediate crop and animal production, nutrition and physiology (or equivalent).
Semester 2
Semester 2
AGRO4006
New and Emerging Tech in Animal Science
6    P 6 credit points of Junior Biology or equivalent
Semester 2

Entomology

ENTO4004
Insect Taxonomy and Systematics

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P ENVX3002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOM4004
Advanced Statistical Methods - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P BIOM4003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOM4005
Biometrical Methods - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P ENVX3002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENVX4001
GIS, Remote Sensing and Land Management - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P ENVX3001 or GEOS2111 or GEOS2911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Food Science

AGCH3026
Food Biotechnology

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    A 6 credit points of Intermediate Biochemistry or Intermediate Chemistry
N AGCH3003 or AFNR5103 or AGCH4006 or AGCH3005
Semester 1
HORT4005
Research and Practice in Hort Science

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P HORT3005
Semester 2

Forest Science

ENSY3002
Fire in Australian Ecosystems

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P AGEN2005 or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923
Semester 1
ENSY3003
Forest Ecosystem Science
6    P AGEN2001 or BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or GEOS2121


Prerequisites: Students require a basic understanding of plant biology. Understanding principles of plant taxonomy and ecology will also be an advantage.
Semester 2
Semester 2

Horticulture

HORT3005
Production Horticulture

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P HORT3005
Semester 2

Hydrology

LWSC3007
Advanced Hydrology and Modelling

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P LWSC2002
Semester 1
ENVX3001
Environmental GIS
6    P AGEN1002 or 6cp of Junior Geoscience or 6cp of Junior Biology
Semester 2
Semester 2

Soil Science

SOIL3009
Contemporary Field and Lab Soil Science

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P SOIL2003
Semester 1
SOIL3010
The Soil at Work

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P SOIL2003 or SOIL2004
Semester 2

Table F - Other Year 4 electives

AVBS4009
Aquaculture

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3
Semester 1
AVBS4012
Extensive Animal Industries

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3
Semester 1
VIRO3001
Virology

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

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

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
ANSC3107
Animal Genetics 3
6    P GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972
Semester 2
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 ANSC3101


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
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
Semester 2