Why study agriculture & environmental science?

The future depends on the development and implementation of sustainable agricultural practices in tune with environmental factors and impacts.

The need for specialist knowledge and skills in supporting agriculture and the environment has never been greater. To address this, the University has a core focus on agricultural, geographic and environmental issues and education.

Drawing on Tasmania's unique environment, with easy access to World Heritage and wilderness areas, marine environments and geological diversity, the University of Tasmania offers a range of focused and distinctive courses.

In the next 50 years, we'll need to produce as much food as have in the preceeding 10,000 [years].

Rob McConnel

Careers in agriculture & environmental science

With opportunities spanning aspects of science, business, tourism, design and engineering, careers are many and varied in the government and private sectors on a state, national and international level.

Graduates can be found all over the globe, relishing careers involving innovation, international travel and the opportunity to feed their mind while feeding the world.

We collaborate closely with industry and organisations – both locally and internationally – to give staff and students exciting, challenging opportunities to further their careers and to contribute to the local and global community.

Career options

  • Animal Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Plant Breeder
  • Soil Scientist
  • Agribusiness Consultant
  • International food development
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Viticulturist
  • Land Care Officer

What's next?