Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

Prerequisites have changes for the following unit. They now read:

AVBS4002 Dairy Production and Technology: Prerequisites: 48cp of 2000 or 3000-level units

19/2/2019
2.

Prerequisites have changed for the following unit. They now read:

AGEN3001 Food Product Development Prerequisites: AGEN3004 or FOOD3001

11/3/2019
3.

Prohibitions added, they now read:

ENVI1003 (Global Challenges: Food, Water, Climate) Prohibitions added, they now read:
N: AGEN1002
3/9/2019
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Food and Agribusiness

All students complete an Agribusiness major and a Food Science major.

Year 1

Year 1 will have a minimum of 48 credit points comprised of:
BIOL1006
Life and Evolution
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 BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1996
Semester 1
or
BIOL1906
Life and Evolution (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent.
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1996

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
or
BIOL1996
Life and Evolution (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BUSS1000
Future of Business
6    N BUSS1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS1000 is scheduled for Semester 1
CHEM1011
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 CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/studying-chemistry/bridging-course.shtml).
Semester 1
or
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A 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 CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/studying-chemistry/bridging-course.shtml).
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
or
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    N ENVX1001 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or MATH1115 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or BUSS1020 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010


Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, and Food and Agribusiness streams
Semester 1
AGEC1006
Economic Environment of Agriculture

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    A HSC Mathematics
N AGEC1003 or AGEC1004
Semester 2
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
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 BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Semester 2
or
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
or
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
CHEM1012
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1XX1
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992
Semester 2
or
CHEM1112
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1011 or CHEM1001)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1112 is scheduled for Semester 2
or
CHEM1912
Chemistry 1B (Advanced)
6    P CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1111 or CHEM1101) or (90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1992


Students who commence in semester 2 are strongly advised that you would be better served by taking the mainstream level units in sequence, Chemistry 1A before Chemistry 1B, rather than the Advanced units in the opposite order.
Semester 2
ENVI1003
Global Challenges: Food, Water, Climate
6      Semester 2

Year 2

Year 2 will have a minimum of 48 credit points comprised of:
MKTG1001
Marketing Principles
6   

The Intensive January and July sessions of this unit are only available to Study Abroad students. All other students should enrol in the Semester 1 and Semester 2 sessions.
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG1001 is scheduled for Semester 1
BIOL2030
Botany
6    A Knowledge of concepts and skills in BIOL1XX6.
N BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or AGEN2001 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901 or PLNT2002 or PLNT2902 or PLNT2003 or PLNT2903 or AGEN2005 or BIOL2930
Semester 1
FOOD2000
Principles of Food Science
6    P BIOL1XXX or AGEN1004 or MBLG1XX1
N AGEN2002
Semester 2
BUSS1030
Accounting, Business and Society
6    N ACCT1001 or ACCT1002 or ACCT1003 or ACCT1004 or ACCT1005
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS1030 is scheduled for Semester 2
ITLS2000
Managing Food and Beverage Supply Chains
6    N AGEN2003 or AGEN1005
Semester 2
AVBS1002
Concepts of Animal Management
6    A AGEN1004 or BIOL1XXX or AVBS1003
N AGEN2006
Semester 2
MICR2031
Microbiology
6    A Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems; CHEM1XX1
N MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2024 or MICR2931
Semester 1
or
MICR2931
Microbiology (Advanced)
6    A Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems; CHEM1XX1
P A mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX)
N MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2024 or MICR2031
Semester 1
And one elective unit from Table FA1.

Year 3

Year 3 will have a minimum of 48 credit points comprised of:
FOOD3002
Chemistry and Biochemistry of Foods
6    A Equivalent to 1st-year Biology plus 2nd-year chemistry/biochemistry: -biology, chemistry, biochemistry -Carbohydrates, proteins (including enzymes), lipids -Principles of cellular metabolism
P Completion of 72 credit points of units of study
N AGCH3025 or AFNR5102 or AGCH3024
Semester 1
AGEN3004
Food Processing and Value Adding

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 6cp from (CHEM1XXX or AGEN1004 or AGEN1006) and 6cp from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX)
Semester 1
FOOD3001
Food Processing and Value Adding
6    A 6cp of (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX) and 6cp of CHEM1XXX
P Completion of 72 credit points of units of study
N AGEN3004


This unit needs to be available as a non-award course so that students seeking admission to the MND have an option to fulfil the 6 cp Food Science prerequisite, if their previous study does not fulfil theis requirement already.
Semester 1
And two elective units from Table FA1.
AGEN3001
Food Product Development
6    A 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX
P 6cp from AGEN3004
Intensive August
AGEN3003
Global Food and Nutrition Security
6    A 48 Credit Points of Junior and Intermediate units.
Intensive August
The units of study AGEN3001 Food Product Development and AGEN3003 Global Food and Nutrition Security will be delivered in intensive mode at the beginning of second semester prior to AGEN3002 Industry Internship.
AGEN3002
Industry Internship
12    P A minimum of 96cp from Year 1 and Year 2 units or on Faculty approval.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Costs: students to cover internship related costs (e.g. travel, accommodation) where required
Semester 2

Year 4

Year 4 will have a minimum of 48 credit points comprised of:
AFNR4101
Research Project A
12    P 144 credit points of level 1000-3000 units of study
Semester 1
and 12 credit points of electives from Table FA1 and FA2.
AFNR4102
Research Project B
12    P AFNR4101
Semester 2
and 12 credit points of electives from Table FA1 and FA2.

Elective unit of study table

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

Food and Agribusiness

Table FA1

School of Economics units
Students may take units of study from the Agricultural and Resource Economics subject area – these are AREC-coded units.
Notes: Prerequisites and/or co-requisites apply for most units. See Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Undergraduate) Handbook
Business School units
Students may take units of study from the following subject areas in the Business School: Accounting; Business Analytics; Banking; Business Information Systems; Commercial Law; Finance; Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management; International Business; Management; Marketing
Notes: Prerequisites and/or co-requisites apply for most units. See the Business School (Undergraduate) Handbook

Table FA2

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

Food and Agribusiness

Table FA2

Students may only select two 2000 level units of study from Tables FA1 and FA2 to fulfil part of the requirements for Year 4.
AFNR3001
Agro-ecosystems in Developing Countries
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AGEN3005
Flavour and Sensory Analysis
6    A Knowledge of statistics from, or equivalent to that in, the 1st year Units of Study in the degrees in which this Unit is available.
P 12cp from (CHEM1XX1, CHEM1XX2, AGEN1006)
Semester 1
AGEN3008
Indigenous Land and Food Knowledge
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must attend pre-trip briefing session (one day in S1 exam period), field trip (approximately two weeks in mid-year break) and post-trip workshop (one day in S2).
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 48cp of 2000-level units
Semester 2
AVBS4004
Food Safety Assessment and Management
6    P AVBS3001 and AVBS4001
Semester 2
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 6cp from BIOL1XXX
Semester 2
AGRO4006
New and Emerging Tech in Animal Science
6    P 6cp from BIOL1XXX
Semester 1
AVBS4008
Intensive Animal Industries
6    P (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3) OR (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3)
Semester 2
AVBS4012
Extensive Animal Industries
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3
Semester 1
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P [6cp from (ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015 or DATA1001 or DATA1901)] OR [3cp from (MATH1XX1 or MATH1906 or MATH1XX3 or MATH1907) and an additional 3cp from (MATH1XX5)]


Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, and Food and Agribusiness streams
Semester 1
HORT3005
Production Horticulture
6    P 72cp of 1000-3000 level units
Semester 1
HORT4005
Research and Practice in Horticulture
6    P HORT3005
Semester 2
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis
6      Semester 1
PHYS5033
Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5034
Life Cycle Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 2

Table 1A and Table 1B

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

Food and Agribusiness

All students complete an Agribusiness Major and a Food Science Major

Table 1A - Agribusiness Major

Year 1
BUSS1000
Future of Business
6    N BUSS1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    N ENVX1001 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or MATH1115 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or BUSS1020 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010


Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, and Food and Agribusiness streams
Semester 1
ENVI1003
Global Challenges: Food, Water, Climate
6      Semester 2
Year 2 and 3 Units
BUSS1030
Accounting, Business and Society
6    N ACCT1001 or ACCT1002 or ACCT1003 or ACCT1004 or ACCT1005
Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG1001
Marketing Principles
6   

The Intensive January and July sessions of this unit are only available to Study Abroad students. All other students should enrol in the Semester 1 and Semester 2 sessions.
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
ITLS2000
Managing Food and Beverage Supply Chains
6    N AGEN2003 or AGEN1005
Semester 2
AGEN3003
Global Food and Nutrition Security
6    A 48 Credit Points of Junior and Intermediate units.
Intensive August
Students are also required to complete 18 credit points of elective units from Table FA1 for the Agribusiness Major.

Table 1B - Food Science Major

BIOL1006
Life and Evolution
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 BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1996
Semester 1
or
BIOL1906
Life and Evolution (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent.
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1996

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
or
BIOL1996
Life and Evolution (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1011
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 CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/studying-chemistry/bridging-course.shtml).
Semester 1
or
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A 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 CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/studying-chemistry/bridging-course.shtml).
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
or
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
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 BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Semester 2
or
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
or
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
CHEM1012
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1XX1
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992
Semester 2
or
CHEM1112
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1011 or CHEM1001)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1912 or CHEM1992
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
or
CHEM1912
Chemistry 1B (Advanced)
6    P CHEM1911 or CHEM1991 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or (75 or above in CHEM1111 or CHEM1101) or (90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent)
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1108 or CHEM1012 or CHEM1112 or CHEM1992


Students who commence in semester 2 are strongly advised that you would be better served by taking the mainstream level units in sequence, Chemistry 1A before Chemistry 1B, rather than the Advanced units in the opposite order.
Semester 2
Year 2 and 3 units
BIOL2030
Botany
6    A Knowledge of concepts and skills in BIOL1XX6.
N BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or AGEN2001 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901 or PLNT2002 or PLNT2902 or PLNT2003 or PLNT2903 or AGEN2005 or BIOL2930
Semester 1
FOOD2000
Principles of Food Science
6    P BIOL1XXX or AGEN1004 or MBLG1XX1
N AGEN2002
Semester 2
AVBS1002
Concepts of Animal Management
6    A AGEN1004 or BIOL1XXX or AVBS1003
N AGEN2006
Semester 2
MICR2031
Microbiology
6    A Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems; CHEM1XX1
N MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2024 or MICR2931
Semester 1
or
MICR2931
Microbiology (Advanced)
6    A Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems; CHEM1XX1
P A mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX)
N MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2024 or MICR2031
Semester 1
FOOD3002
Chemistry and Biochemistry of Foods
6    A Equivalent to 1st-year Biology plus 2nd-year chemistry/biochemistry: -biology, chemistry, biochemistry -Carbohydrates, proteins (including enzymes), lipids -Principles of cellular metabolism
P Completion of 72 credit points of units of study
N AGCH3025 or AFNR5102 or AGCH3024
Semester 1
AGEN3001
Food Product Development
6    A 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX
P 6cp from AGEN3004
Intensive August
FOOD3001
Food Processing and Value Adding
6    A 6cp of (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX) and 6cp of CHEM1XXX
P Completion of 72 credit points of units of study
N AGEN3004


This unit needs to be available as a non-award course so that students seeking admission to the MND have an option to fulfil the 6 cp Food Science prerequisite, if their previous study does not fulfil theis requirement already.
Semester 1