Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Unit 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. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
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)
6    A (85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent)
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

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 completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February).
N CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109
Semester 1
or
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics. Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February).
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
or
CHEM1901
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
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

Semester 1
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    N : ENVX1001
Semester 1
AGEN1002
Sustaining our Landscapes
6    A HSC level Mathematics, some Biology and Chemistry.
Semester 2
AGEC1006
Economic Environment of Agriculture
6    A HSC Mathematics
N AGEC1003 or AGEC1004
Semester 2
AGEN1004
Applied Biology for Ag and Environment
6    A BIOL1001 and CHEM1001, or equivalents
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 12 Credit Points of Junior Chemistry ((CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901) and (CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or AGEN1006))
Semester 1
SOIL2003
Soil Properties and Processes
6      Semester 1
AGEN2006
Animal Production and Management
6    A HSC level Mathematics and Biology
P 12 Credit Points of Junior Biology ((BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or AGEN1004)) and 12 Credit Points of Junior Chemistry ((CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901) and (CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or AGEN1006))
N AVBS1002
Semester 2
ENTO2001
Introductory Entomology
6    P 12 Credit Points of Junior Biology ((BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or AGEN1004))
Semester 2
MICR2024
Microbes in the Environment
6    P 12 Credit Points of Junior Biology ((BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or AGEN1004 or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991)
N MICR2021 or MICR2022 or MICR2921 or 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 6 credit points of Intermediate Biochemistry or Chemistry
N AFNR5102 or AGCH3017 or AGCH3024
Semester 1
PPAT3003
Plant Health and Disease
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
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 6 credit points from (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971 or BIOL2XXX)
N BIOL3918
Semester 1
Department Permission required for enrolment
or
BIOL3918
Gene Technology and Genomics (Adv)
6    P An average mark of 75 in (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and (6 credit points from MBLG2071 or MBLG2971 or BIOL2XXX).
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
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 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
Semester 2
ANSC3104
Animal Structure and Function B
6    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 in 2016

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
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 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
6    P (GENE2001 or GENE2002) and GENE4013
Semester 2
GENE4015
Cytogenetics
6    P (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001) and GENE2001
Intensive July
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
Semester 2
AGRO4006
New and Emerging Tech in Animal Science
6    P 6 credit points of Junior Biology or equivalent
Semester 1

Entomology

ENTO4004
Insect Taxonomy and Systematics
6    P ENTO2001 or BIOL2021 or BIOL2921
Semester 1
ENTO4003
Integrated Pest Management
6    P ENTO2001 or BIOL2021 or BIOL2921
Semester 2

Environmetrics

Select two of the following units:
BIOM4003
Matrix Algebra and Linear Models
6    P ENVX3002
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
Semester 2

Food Science

AGEN3004
Food Processing and Value Adding
6    A Junior Biology and Chemistry
P 36 cp Junior/Intermediate units including 12 cp Junior Chemistry (CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 and CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or AGEN1006)
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 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

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 [(6 credit points of MBLG1XXX or MBLG2XXX) and (6 credit points of MICR2XXX or BCHM2XXX or BIOL2XXX or IMMU2XXX or PCOL2XXX or PHSI2XXX or GENE2XXX)] OR [(BMED2401 and BMED2404) and 6 additional credit points of BMED240X] OR [(GENE2002) and (MICR2024)]
N VIRO3901


Students are very strongly advised to complete VIRO3001 or VIRO3901 before enrolling in VIRO3002 or VIRO3902.
Semester 1
AGEN3008
Indigenous Land and Food Knowledge
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-trip briefing session (1 day) and field trip (approximately 2 weeks) to be done in mid-year break. Cultural competency training (extension of on-line kinship course available through National Centre for Cultural Competence) is required for permission to enrol.
Semester 2
AGEN5001
Agricultural and Environmental Extension
6      Semester 2
ANSC3107
Animal Genetics 3
6    P GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972
Semester 2
AREC3003
Econ of Minerals and Energy Industries

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
AVBS4002
Dairy Production and Technology
6    A Enrolled students are expected to have some understanding of key components of the dairy production system, including basic knowledge of animal physiology and nutrition.
P ANSC3101
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