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Agribusiness

Agribusiness

Bachelor Degree

B-AGRIB

Course
Bachelor of Agribusiness
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration
3 years full-time
Credit
600
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Address concerns in food security, farming systems, climate change and shifting markets.

Agribusiness

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

Cutting-edge

Graduate ready to work in environments where research and discovery abound. 

Work experience

Includes a work placement with agricultural research, production or business industries in Australia or abroad. 

Agribusiness encompasses the whole food production system from paddock to plate, linking producers with consumers. It addresses global concerns including food security and threats to farming systems under a changing climate, shifting markets and increasing consumer awareness.

Curtin’s Bachelor of Agribusiness introduces you to the scientific and business principles that can be applied to agriculture. It is the only Bachelor of Agribusiness offered in Western Australia.

In this course, you will engage in research-led activities, problem-solving and self-directed experiments using our field trial site and glasshouse facilities.

You will gain scientific knowledge to develop an understanding of production systems and to apply problem-solving techniques to management strategies. You will work both as an individual and as an integral part of a team to develop your agribusiness risk and farm management skills. You will be introduced to technologies used in soil, crop and livestock management systems.

You will also have opportunities to develop links with industry experts and go on field trips to research centres, agronomic field sites and farms.

This course includes a work placement to ensure you graduate with the science, technology and business skills you need to thrive in agribusiness. This placement can be with agriculture research, production or business industries locally or globally.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Curtin University provides a unique combination of agricultural science and agribusiness with options in spatial science, data analytics, supply chain management and business management.
  • Become a part of the solution to developing challenges in domestic and global food and fibre production
  • Future productivity improvements rely on skilled graduates undertaking high-impact research and an ability to adopt new and innovative technologies.
  • Develop networks across the agricultural sectors by participating in work experience and field tours
  • Opportunity to link to world-class research programs including the GRDC-funded Centre for Crop and Disease Management, post-harvest horticulture, aquaculture management and rehabilitation of degraded land.
  • A strong demand for skilled professionals from ‘paddock to plate’, with job opportunities currently greater than available graduate numbers.

How this course will make you industry ready

Government and industry partnerships

You will interact with people working in agricultural research, production and management, and with agribusinesses including CSIRO, State Government Departments of Agriculture, farmers, agribusiness and financial advisors, agronomy advisors, consultants, research trial operators, grain trading and marketing, and Curtin’s GRDC Centre for Crop and Disease Management

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.

Career information

Careers

  • Agricultural and resource economist
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Farm management and farm consultant
  • Grain trader
  • Research trials manager
  • Soil scientist

Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture marketing and supply chain logistics
  • Agricultural product supply
  • Banking and finance
  • Farmer grower groups
  • Private farming

Further study

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy

What you'll learn

  • apply agribusiness systems management principles and concepts in a range of theoretical and practical situations through research and practical application
  • employ logical and rational process, think creatively and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to complex agribusiness systems problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources appropriate to the agribusiness and agricultural science disciplines
  • communicate effectively by demonstrating the capacity to listen and respond (using both written and spoken language) to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry and conform to discipline standards in presentations and publications
  • consider profitability, sustainability and impact of the environment, health and society when using new and established technologies in agribusiness related industries
  • continue to acquire new knowledge and expertise in the field of agribusiness and agricultural science
  • describe and evaluate the impacts of agribusiness in a global system; apply international standards and practices within the field of agribusiness
  • value professional and community partnerships through integrating socio cultural contexts and ethics with in agribusiness practice
  • work professionally and ethically both independently and in teams, complying with appropriate legislation in the field of agribusiness and agricultural science

Admission criteria

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Animal Production Systems, Aviation, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Marine and Maritime Studies, Physics, Plant Production Systems, Psychology, Computer Science, Applied Information Technology

  • STAT entry : Written English and either Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Animal Production Systems, Aviation, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Marine and Maritime Studies, Physics, Plant Production Systems, Psychology, Computer Science, Applied Information Technology

  • STAT entry : Written English and either Verbal or Quantitative
  • Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Guaranteed ATAR : 70 OR
  • TAFE:

     

    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of Higher English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma

    AND

    • satisfied the prerequisite.

    The Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with: 

    • Maths Applications ATAR; or
    • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics; or
    • MATH1005 Pre-Calculus.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Animal Production Systems, Aviation, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Marine and Maritime Studies, Physics, Plant Production Systems, Psychology, Computer Science, Applied Information Technology

  • STAT entry : Written English and either Verbal or Quantitative
  • Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

  • Curtin offers a variety of bridging courses to help you meet the admission criteria for this course. Find out more about our bridging courses.
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Animal Production Systems, Aviation, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Marine and Maritime Studies, Physics, Plant Production Systems, Psychology, Computer Science, Applied Information Technology

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to meet the admission criteria for minimum entry and the prerequisite.

The Maths Applications prerequisite can be met with:

  • Maths Applications ATAR; or
  • MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics; or
  • MATH1005 Pre-Calculus.

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to meet the:

  • admission criteria for minimum entry; and
  • Maths Applications ATAR or unit/s assessed as comparable to Maths Applications ATAR.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $9,730*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: B-AGRIB
  • CRICOS code: 029345C
  • Last updated on: December 11, 2019