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Bachelor of Agricultural Technology and Management

Bachelor of Agricultural Technology and Management (BATM)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Are you ready for the future of farming? Learn to use innovative technology within ag systems and agricultural science (plant and animal science) to create effective business solutions and improvements for farmers. 
  • Pioneering in the agriculture sector, USQ offers Queensland's first dedicated degree in Agricultural Technology and Management. It allows you to study agricultural courses from USQ Toowoomba surrounded by vibrant ag industry centres or opt for the convenience of external/online study.
  • Benefit from work-integrated and industry placement learning, where you can put into practice the agricultural technology and management skills you’ve learned and connect with industry partners. 
  • Participate in projects with leading agtech researchers that work with:
  • Graduate with the expertise to identify new and emerging technologies for use in a range of both plant and animal settings, and with business skills to ensure these technologies are financially and environmentally sustainable.

Further study

Graduates interested in further study can apply for the Bachelor of Science (Honours), Graduate Certificate of Science, Graduate Diploma of Science, or the Master of Science.

Career outcomes

  • Australian agriculture is predicted to be worth A$100 billion per year to Australia by 2030*, supporting vast job opportunities within a range of industries. 
  • Graduates will be ready for employment by consultancy firms, farming enterprises (corporate and family), agricultural technology supply companies, agribusiness firms, government, and technology development companies. 

* 2030 Roadmap, National Farmers Federation, 2019.

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

  • Recommended prior study: one of Agricultural Science, Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Additional requirements for placements

This degree requires you to work with animals and in outdoor environments. For your protection, you must be immunised for:

  • Tetanus
  • Q-fever (unless you have proven immunity – tested prior to vaccination).

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x 12-unit Production Technology extended major 12
8 x electives, or
2 x 4-unit minors, or
1 x 4-unit minor and 4 x electives
8
Total 24

Minors to choose from include:

  • Agricultural Systems
  • Animal Production
  • Crop Production 
  • Food Technology
  • Data Analytics
  • Computing, or
  • Geographical Information Systems.
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns. 

Professional experience

As part of the degree, you will need to complete professional experience placements. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this degree.

Residential schools

All students, regardless of study mode, will participate in hands-on residential schools on campus, where you will use innovative technologies in production and research settings.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34840
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34840

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - Monday 21 February, 2022
  • Semester 2, 2022 - Monday 11 July, 2022
USQ staff member and international student smiling at the camera.

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Begin your study journey today with Australia's #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide, 2022

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