Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours (S4A)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
This course specifically aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for employment in agricultural research organisations and businesses as well as for higher degree research.

A candidate who has completed the Third Examination of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science with sufficient merit will be invited by the Head of School to enrol for the degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours.

The BAgrSc(Hons) program aims to provide:

  • Advanced knowledge and scientific training in a specialised area of agricultural science;
  • Training in research as preparation for employment in a research organisation or for postgraduate study in Master or PhD programs.

Career outcomes

Students are well prepared for employment in research and other positions with industry, government and business organisations. An Honours degree also enables graduates to apply to undertake a Masters or PhD degree.

Professional Recognition

Graduates of the course are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST)

Course structure

Honours candidature is by invitation only. Honours students must enrol in KLA476 Agricultural Science Honours Thesis A and KLA477 Agricultural Science Honours Thesis B (making up the balance to 100%) with four other advanced level units. Students with less than 100% loading may still be eligible for enrolment in the course.

Assessment of Honours is based on the combination of formal coursework (50%) and project thesis (50%) of the 4th-year program.

Note:
Three copies of the thesis must be submitted to the secretary by the first week in December. The Honours thesis should be completed according to the notes and instructions available from the Honours coordinator.

There shall be the following grades of Honours: 1st Class; 2nd Class, Upper Division; 2nd Class, Lower Division; 3rd Class.

Students may withdraw from Honours up to the end of semester 1 without penalty. However, to complete their degree, they must, in semester 2, enrol in suitable units to make up the balance, one of which may include an extensive literature review (KLA483) which will be subject to an examination, possibly including a viva voce. (The topic of the literature review is to be decided after consultation with appropriate staff).

YEAR 4

Compulsory advanced units

In this interdisciplinary unit, students explore systems approaches to farming, wherein understanding of various components of a farm is linked to broader social, cultural, political, institutional, economic and ecological factors that influence how a farm operates. The first part of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will be permitted to enrol in honours in Agricultural Science provided: (a) they have achieved an adequate standard,, normally a credit average in group 3 units, and (b) that a suitable project and supervisor is available. Honours thesis is…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will be permitted to enrol in honours in Agricultural Science provided: (a) they have achieved an adequate standard, normally a credit average in group 3 units, and (b) that a suitable project and supervisor is available. The Honours thesis…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

Provides an overview of insect ecology and examines life-history strategies, behavioural ecology, mating systems, insect-plant interactions and natural enemies. It explores the application of this theory to pest management and may briefly overviews specialist areas such as medical and forensic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced topics of plant disease biology and management are the focus of this unit. Topics will be illustrated by diseases caused by viral and virus-like agents, phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi in agricultural and horticultural systems. Topics include infection biology, host…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

This unit explores animal science within the scope of modern agriculture. During the unit, students will gain knowledge of the science underpinning different aspects of modern animal production. Students will be encouraged to engage with the scientific literature and identify…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a detailed understanding of key physiological processes underlying horticultural crop production and pre- and post-harvest management practices that are designed to provide products desired by the market. The focus of the unit is on the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

Examines the status of agronomy, including developments in breeding, physiology and management. Farming systems research is also examined through a study of topics such as seasonal forecasting and climate change, crop sequence, crop simulation modelling and precision farming.Practical work is…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develops students`ability to undertake basic soil analyses and interpret soil analytical data for management of soil physical, chemical and morphological problems. Issues covered include: management of salinity, soil drainage design, soil water retention and irrigation principles, soil biology, erosion control,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Prospective Honours students must gain a minimum 65% credit average in year 3 of the BAgrSc course. Eligible students will be notified of their acceptance following publication of year-3 results.

Candidates with other tertiary studies may be granted status for work completed and deemed appropriate to this degree.

Honours graduates may apply for entry into a Masters or PhD degree.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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