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Agriculture and food

Discover how you can change the world by studying agriculture and food
Develop expertise in the multidisciplinary world of agriculture and food as you examine how living systems are managed, how they interact with the environment, and how they contribute to our economic and social systems.

What is agriculture and food?

Feeding the world is big business. Whether you’d like to strengthen food security, sustain the world’s natural resources and biodiversity, become a practicing nutritionist or dietician, or make the next agricultural breakthrough that contributes to the health of the planet and its people, studying agriculture and food will give you the knowledge and skills you need to make it happen.

You'll graduate armed with skills to embark on a huge range of careers from scientific research, managing production systems, agricultural policymaking, agribusiness, or nutrition and dietetics.

Why study agriculture and food with us?

Our courses in agriculture and food include hands-on laboratory, field, industry or clinical experience that’s relevant to your area of study.

Depending on which study areas you choose, you can access our specially designed food science labs at Australian Technology Park, our plant breeding facilities at Camden and Narrabri, and do work placements with industry partners. 

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia, so when you graduate from this degree, you’re eligible to become a full member of the association and to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian Program.

Where can agriculture and food take you?

Our graduates can be found in many settings and roles, including:

  • agricultural business manager
  • agronomist
  • biotechnologist
  • dietician
  • environment protection manager
  • financial manager
  • horticulturalist
  • marketer of agricultural products
  • plant breeder
  • scientific researcher
  • soil scientist
  • statistician
  • sustainable production manager

How can I study agriculture and food?

Course options

You can choose how much agriculture and food you study in your degree by either choosing one of the degrees dedicated to these disciplines, or choosing a program, major or minor in agriculture and food areas in another course.

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture)

In this degree you’ll take a four-year agriculture program, including a major in Animal Production, Plant Production, or Soil Science and Hydrology.

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

Our innovative and multidisciplinary food and agribusiness degree teaches you about the business and science of sustainably supplying food to a growing global population. As part of the degree, you’ll get the work experience you need to launch your career in the next boom industry.

Bachelor of Science / Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

With a solid foundation in science plus a two-year master’s degree, the Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics provides the training you need to launch straight into a career in nutrition and dietetics.

Undergraduate courses
Programs, majors and minors

Available in the courses above:

See all of our undergraduate courses.

In your honours year you will receive technical training in research techniques and instrumentation, as well as invaluable skills in communication, project management and critical analysis. 

Visit the honours page for more information.

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

This degree provides professional education for dietitians and nutritionists, covering aspects of human nutrition including food science, nutrition science, dietary assessment, medical nutrition, public health, community nutrition and food service management.

Master of Agriculture and Environment

The Master of Agriculture and Environment trains you to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges: food security, climate change, and management of carbon, water and the environment.

See all our postgraduate coursework degrees

Research the big questions in agriculture and food by doing a research degree, such as a

To find a potential supervisor visit Research Supervisor Connect or learn more about postgraduate research.