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Bachelor of Ecological Agricultural Systems

+ Award nomenclature

Bachelor of Ecological Agricultural Systems
BEcolAgricSys

+ Course Availability Modes and Locations

Bachelor of Ecological Agricultural Systems (4410EA)
Distance Education Orange

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal course duration

Full-time 3 years (6.0 sessions)

  • Normal course duration is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time. Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern for the actual length of study. Not all courses are offered in Full-time mode.

Admission criteria

Distance Education applications

There are no defined academic attainment requirements but admission will be determined on the merits of the applicant. Applicants are asked to include with their application a statement supporting their application. The reviewer will be looking for evidence that the applicant has the skills and attitudes to succeed at university. Key areas for consideration may include:

- Secondary school attainment levels
- Time since completion of secondary school
- Tertiary education history
- Employment and business experience
- Motivation for study
- Other relevant experiences or achievements that demonstrate interest in the domain of study, capacity to achieve, and likelihood of success.
 

Credit

No special arrangements apply

Graduation requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Ecological Agricultural Systems course, of 192 points duration, consists of:

Compulsory core of 176 CR (22 subjects) plus 16 CR (2 subjects) as restricted electives

Core subjects (168 CR)

AHT101 Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGR141 Introduction to Ecological Agriculture
AGB165 Agribusiness Systems
AGS107 Precision Agriculture and Data Handling
PSC104 Soil Science
AGR156 Plants in Agriculture
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
AGR237 Property Planning and Development
AGS202 Applied Ecology
AGR202 Food, Environment and Culture
AHT254 Organic and Biological Farming Systems
AGR304 Agricultural Ecology
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
AGR375 Agribusiness Planning (16 points)
AGR353 Human Ecology
AGR306 Complex Systems in Biological Farming
and
AHT274 Industry Practice OR SCI301 International Experience

Students should use the elective subjects in order to gain further knowledge and skills in discipline(s) aligned with their self interest, but are encouraged to develop a "stream strategy" (such as, but not limited to crop production, animal production, horticulture, Irrigation, economics or catchment management) in order to increase their employability.

Electives may be chosen from the AGB, AGR, AGS, AHT, BIO, ENM, GEO, HRT, VIT, SOC (such as SOC226 - Rural Sociology), IRR, PSC subject code prefixes. No more than 1 level 1 subject should be undertaken as part of the two electives in this course.

Additional codes may be undertaken with the approval of the Courses Director

Enrolment pattern

Year 1

Session 1
AHT101 Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
AGR141 Introduction to Ecological Agriculture

Session 2
AGR156 Plants in Agriculture
BIO112 Principles of Ecology

Year 2

Session 3
AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGB165 Agribusiness Systems

Session 4
AGS107 Precision Agriculture and Data Handling
PSC104 Soil Science

Year 3

Session5
AGS202 Applied Ecology
AGR237 Property Planning and Development

Session 6
AGR202 Food, Environment and Culture
AHT274 Industry Practice OR SCI301 International Experience
ENM163 - Natural Resource Management

Year 4

Session 7
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
[Restricted Elective]

Session 8
AHT254 Organic and Biological Farming Systems
AGR304 Agricultural Ecology

Year 5

Session 9
AGR353 Human Ecology
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing

Session 10
AGR306 Complex Systems in Biological Farming
[Restricted Elective]

Year 6

Session 11
AGR375 Agribusiness Planning (16 points) - Commenced
AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment

Session 12
AGR375 Agribusiness Planning (16 points) - Completed

+ Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may have a residential school component.

AGR141 Introduction to Ecological Agriculture
AGR156 Plants in Agriculture
AGR237 Property Planning and Development
AGR304 Agricultural Ecology
AGR306 Biological Farming Systems
AGR353 Human Ecology
AGR375 Agribusiness Planning
AGS107 Precision Agriculture and Data Handling
AGS202 Applied Ecology
AHT101 Professional skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
AHT254 Organic Agriculture and Horticulture
PSC104 Soil Science

+ Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subject has a Workplace Learning component.

AHT274 Industry Practice

Contact

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or email inquiry@csu.edu.au

The information contained in the 2014 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2013. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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