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Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)

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Overview

Feeding the world is big business. Whether you are passionate about producing high quality nutritious food, excited about getting into the food business, or looking to make an impact through applied science, the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness) provides an excellent launch pad for your career.

The degree offers a unique combination of a double major in Food Science and your choice of a Business or Economics discipline. Industry is looking for graduates who are critical, creative and adaptable, who can help to solve emerging challenges and support innovation. The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness) will arm you with a highly sought after set of skills and knowledge, professional development through embedded internship and research experiences, and the flexibility to position yourself for diverse careers in the food and agribusiness sector. 

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What you'll study

This course requires you to complete an embedded Food and Agribusiness Program, including the Food Science major and a Business or Economics major chosen from the University Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees: Accounting; Agricultural and Resource Economics; Banking; Business Analytics; Business Information Systems; Business Law; Econometrics; Economics; Economic Policy; Finance; Financial Economics; Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing.

In your first year you will gain a broad scientific and economic overview of agriculture in the context of global issues around food, water and climate. You’ll also study biology, chemistry and statistics to give you the scientific foundation for the rest of your degree, alongside the introductory economics or business units for your second major. In second year you will continue your science studies with food science and biochemistry and molecular biology, which links your studies in food to health and nutrition, and progress in your second major. Third year offers more specialist, in-depth studies in your food science and economics or business majors. Your fourth year will involve a research project and a professional internship to give you practical industry experience and set you up for a rewarding career.

Year 1

Degree Core: Statistical Methods (ENVX1002) 6cp

Food & Agribusiness Core: Global Challenges (ENVI1003) 6cp

Food Science Major: Biology (BIOL1xx7) 6cp

Food Science Major: Chemistry (CHEM1xx1) 6cp

Business Major: 6cp

Business Major: 6cp

Elective: 6cp

Elective: 6cp

Year 2

Degree Core: Statistical Methods (ENVX2001) 6cp

Food & Agribusiness Core: Supply Chain Management (ITLS2000) 6cp

Food Science Major: Food Science (AGEN2002) 6cp

Food Science Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB2x01) 6cp

Business Major: 6cp

Business Major: 6cp

Elective: 6cp

Open Learning Environment: 6cp

Year 3

Food Science Major: Food Processing (AGEN3004) 6cp

Food Science Major: Food Chemistry (AGCH3025) 6cp

Food Science Major: Food Quality and Safety 6cp

Food Science Major: Food Product Development (AGEN3001) 6cp

Business Major: 6cp

Business Major: 6cp

Elective: 6cp

Open Learning Environment: 6cp

Year 4

Food & Agribusiness Core: Research Project 24cp

Food & Agribusiness Core: Industry Internship 6cp

Food & Agribusiness Core: Advanced Coursework 6cp

Business Major: 6cp

Business Major: 6cp

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

2 Unit HSC Mathematics, Chemistry

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met (where these are not demonstrated) by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for domestic mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule, the Coursework Policy, and Faculty Resolutions.

Course opportunities

If you have a high ATAR you may be invited to join our Dalyell Scholars program.

Food and Agribusiness students are proving their worth before they receive their qualification – securing jobs, developing real-world skills and making important connections within their chosen industry.

A degree in Food and Agribusiness can put you on the path to many exciting career directions and give you real-world professional experiece. Whether it be in beer brewing, or consulting with PwC, or working from paddock to plate with a food distribution company, or food and beverage product development and marketing.

Graduate opportunities

The degree will open up many careers to you, including roles in food/agribusiness industry in food production, processing operations, quality assurance, food safety, new product development, research and development, supply chain and logistics management. Depending on second major, roles in agribusiness banking/finance, marketing, consumer research, retail, procurement, trade, industrial relations/human resources, information systems, policy.

We’ve reimagined the Sydney Undergraduate Experience – the way we teach and the way you’ll learn – to prepare you for a future full of possibilities.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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