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- Bachelor of Agribusiness
- Admission criteria
- Guaranteed ATAR 70
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 3 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Address concerns in food security, farming systems, climate change and shifting markets.
Graduate ready to work in environments where research and discovery abound.
This course includes a work placement with agricultural research, production or business industries in Australia or abroad.
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Agribusiness encompasses the entire food production system from paddock to plate, linking producers with consumers. It addresses global concerns such as food security and challenges to farming systems under a changing climate, shifting markets and increasing consumer awareness.
This course is the only Bachelor of Agribusiness offered in Western Australia. It will introduce you to the scientific and business principles that can be applied to agriculture.
You will gain scientific knowledge to develop an understanding of production systems and to apply problem-solving techniques to management strategies. You’ll be introduced to technologies used in soil, crop and livestock management systems.
You’ll engage in research-led activities, problem-solving and self-directed experiments using our field-trial site and glasshouse facilities.
You’ll work individually and as an integral part of a team, to develop your agribusiness risk and farm management skills. You’ll also have opportunities to develop links with industry experts and undertake 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 for a thriving career in agribusiness. The placement can be with agriculture research, production or business industries locally or globally.
This major can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Advanced Science.
See our handbook for more course information.
- There is a strong demand for skilled professionals from ‘paddock to plate’, with job opportunities now greater than the number of available graduates.
- You'll be equipped to help address challenges in domestic and global food and fibre production. Future productivity improvements rely on skilled graduates undertaking high-impact research and who have the ability to adopt new technologies.
- Curtin provides a unique combination of agricultural science and agribusiness with options in spatial science, data analytics, supply chain management and business management.
- You'll have the 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.
How this course will make you industry ready
During the course you can participate in work experience and field tours that enable you to develop networks across the agricultural sectors, engaging with people working in agricultural research, production and management in government and industry.
You'll interact with agribusiness entities such as CSIRO, state government departments of agriculture, agribusiness and financial advisors, agronomy advisors, farmers, consultants, research-trial operators, grain trading and marketing, and Curtin’s GRDC Centre for Crop and Disease Management.
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.
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.
- Agricultural and resource economist
- Agricultural scientist
- Farm management and farm consultant
- Grain trader
- Research trials manager
- Soil scientist
- Agriculture marketing and supply chain logistics
- Agricultural product supply
- Banking and finance
- Farmer grower groups
- Private farming
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
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)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||5|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||60|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||70|
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You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
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Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Indicative essential incidental course fee||$1,000*|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$16,600*|
|Total indicative course fee||$97,600*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$33,200*|
Fee year: 2021
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Indicative essential incidental course fee||$380*|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$18,100*|
|Total indicative course fee||$101,600*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$35,000*|
The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.
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. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
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- Curtin course code: B-AGRIB
- CRICOS code: 029345C
- Last updated on: September 28, 2020