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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. Food and Agribusiness is an innovative and multidisciplinary course that teaches you about the business and science of sustainably supplying food to a growing global population while providing you with the work experience needed to launch your career in the next boom industry.

You will study both food science and business in this degree, a unique combination giving you a highly sought after set of skills and knowledge. Discover the scientific and business aspects of supplying affordable, nutritious food to an ever-growing global population, and learn about the production and management of food with a focus on sustainability in the face of environmental challenges and increasing demand.

Agribusiness covers food production, by-products of farming (including fuels derived from farm waste) and post-farmgate aspects of bringing food to consumers including food preservation and storage, food processing and manufacturing, business strategies and finance, food transport and logistics, sales and promotion.

Majors

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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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 major chosen from the University Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees: Agricultural and Resource Economics; Accounting; Banking; Business Analytics; Business Information Systems; Business Law; Economics; Economic Policy; Finance; Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing.

In your first year you will study biology, chemistry and agricultural science, giving you a strong scientific foundation, alongside economics and/or business units. In second year you will continue your science studies with biochemistry, food science and agriculture, along with economics, business and/or commerce units. In third and fourth years you will major in food science and economics or business, as specified above. Your fourth year will also 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 6cp
  • Food & Agribusiness Core: Global Challenges 6cp
  • Food Science Major: Biology 6cp
  • Food Science Major: Chemistry 6cp
  • Business Major 6cp
  • Business Major 6cp
  • Elective 6cp
  • Elective 6cp


Year 2

  • Degree Core: Statistical Methods 6cp
  • Food & Agribusiness Core: Supply Chain Management 6cp
  • Food Science Major: Food Science 6cp
  • Food Science Major: Biochemistry 6cp
  • Business Major 6cp
  • Business Major 6cp
  • Elective 6cp
  • Open Learning Environment 6cp


Year 3

  • Food Science Major: Food Processing 6cp
  • Food Science Major: Food Chemistry 6cp
  • Food Science Major: Food Quality and Safety 6cp
  • Food Science Major: Food Product Development 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.

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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