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Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Agricultural and Wine Sciences

A career in agriculture is more than farming or working on the land, providing a wide range of opportunities across the supply chain and the broader communication process. Explore your passion in finance, science, marketing, media, sales or information technology and discover how rural Australia and agriculture can provide you with a lifetime of career opportunities.

CSU’s campuses are located in the heart of one of Australia’s most productive agricultural regions, making us the perfect choice for anyone considering a career in agriculture. You’ll learn about the changing agricultural industry, enabling you to develop new production methods and agricultural practices from a scientific and practical perspective. You may find yourself working hands-on on the Wagga Wagga campus farms or experimental winery and you’ll have access to greenhouses, laboratories and wine tasting rooms right on your doorstep. 

CSU graduates have the qualities to meet new challenges, and can make a difference in the industry across the world through their expertise in new forms of agriculture.

Just starting your career?

Undergraduate courses provide you with the foundations you need to begin your career with confidence.

Advancing or changing your career?

Whether you are seeking a promotion in your current job or interested in changing careers, a postgraduate qualification is something you should consider. If you’re thinking of a career change, a graduate certificate or graduate diploma will prepare you for further study at the Master level, or are an excellent addition to a resume on their own. 

We understand that furthering your studies is a big commitment, that’s why our courses can be studied online part-time, giving you the freedom and flexibility you need to fit study into your life.

Thinking of digging into a research career?

Following decades of investigation into agriculture and related fields CSU is recognised as an international leader for research in agricultural science. In 2012, CSU opened its $48.6 million National and Life Sciences Hub (NaLSH).This facility includes three flexible learning and teaching areas, which each hold up to 50 students; four large research laboratory spaces including quarantine-approved research areas; a phytotron building housing controlled environment and growth chambers; three glasshouses; research and teaching support areas such as offices, plant rooms and bike storage; and a rhizolysimeter – an underground field laboratory.

Facilities

As well as the rich resources in the region, our students have access to some of Australia’s best agricultural teaching and research facilities for practical experience, including:

  • extensive and diverse farming facilities on a university farm, incorporating precision agriculture technologies
  • access to the university sheep and cattle herds and animal handling facilities
  • the most sophisticated underground root growth laboratory (rhizolysimeter) in the southern hemisphere
  • access to a range of mixed farms and agricultural research institutions
  • five state-of-the-art laboratories and modern glasshouse facilities
  • extensive computer facilities
  • working models of a full range of irrigation systems for teaching and research (linear move, overhead sprinklers, drip irrigation systems, furrows, beds, flood and paddy)
  • strong links with the  Department of Primary Industries’ Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute located on campus
  • an extensive and well equipped experimental winery tasting rooms for state-of-the-art wine sensory assessment

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"The best part of my course was travelling to America for industry experience where I undertook an assessment on the cropping strategies in America and how they could be applied here in Australia." Giles Ditchfield

"A highlight of the course was being selected for a study tour of Europe. We were exposed to different horticultural and agricultural activities in France, Switzerland and Germany." Gary Hill

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  • Video | Trunk Disease in Grapevines

    Trunk disease in Grapevines

    National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC)

    • While encouraging growth, pruning can also introduce the risk of infection.This video provides details on identifying, treating and preventing infection in your grapevines.
  • Testimonial | Gary Hill - Bachelor of Horticulture

    Gary Hill

    Gary Hill

    • "A highlight of the course was being selected for a study tour of Europe. We were exposed to different horticultural and agricultural activities in France, Switzerland and Germany."
  • Video | Climate change and agricultural production

    Climate change and agricultural production

    Agricultural and Wine Sciences research

    • Charles Sturt University's Mark O'Brien asks CSU climate change expert Professor Kevin Parton about the possible effects of climate change on food security in Australia and worldwide.
  • Video | Non-Botrytis Bunch Rot

    Non-Botrytis Bunch Rot

    National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC)

    • Non-botrytis bunch rots can be managed in the vineyard by well ventilated, but adequate, canopy cover, as well as the spraying of strobilurin type fungicides at flowering.
  • Testimonial | Erika McAllister - Bachelor of Agricultural Science

    Erika McAllister

    Erika McAllister

    • "I wanted a chance to have hands-on learning experiences and to meet people who had experience in the industry. The facilities looked great and I had heard good things from the CSU students I had met."