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Undergraduate

Agribusiness

Bachelor of Agribusiness - BAgribus(Curtin) - B-AGRIB Science and Engineering
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Agribusiness is concerned with developing sustainable production systems under changing climates, shifting markets and increasing consumer awareness.

Curtin is the only WA university to offer a Bachelor of Agribusiness, providing a unique opportunity to understand both science and business as applied to agriculture. To satisfy the growing demand for food worldwide, we need smarter ways of producing food and fibre using sustainable
production methods, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship – exactly what this applied course is about.

In this course you will engage in research-led activities, problem-solving and self-directed experiments using our field trial site and glasshouse facilities. You will gain the scientific knowledge to develop an understanding of production systems and to apply problem-solving techniques to management strategies.

You will work both as an individual and as an integral part of a team to develop your agribusiness risk and farm management skills. You will be introduced to satellite-based technologies for soil, crop and livestock management systems.

You will also have opportunities to develop links with industry through engaging with industry experts in classrooms and workshops, and through field trips to research centres and agronomic field sites.

As part of this course you will undertake a work placement to ensure you graduate with the science, technology and business skills you need to thrive in agribusiness. This placement can be with agriculture research, production or business industries both locally and globally.

Career opportunities

Increasing demand for global food security in a globally competitive environment provide graduates with many job opportunities across the food production chain. The majority of Curtin agribusiness students who graduated in 2014, 2015 and 2016 were employed before graduating.

Opportunity exists in:

  • Government agencies (such as CSIRO and state departments of agriculture)
  • Farm management and farm consultancy
  • Agronomy (including consultant and research)
  • Soil scientist
  • Banking and finance sectors
  • Agricultural marketing and supply chain logistics
  • Grain trading
  • Agricultural product suppliers
  • Biotechnology (including plant and animal breeding)
  • Research, development and extension
  • Education
  • Farmer grower groups and natural resource management
  • International agricultural development

Find out more about studying Agribusiness at Curtin

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

  •  Mathematics: Applications ATAR, or equivalent.

Desirable WACE courses

Animal Production Systems, Aviation, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Marine and Maritime Studies, Physics, Plant Production Systems, Psychology, Computer Science, Applied Information Technology

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$9,600*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Agribusiness graduates are able to apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. Try our RPL search to find out what credit you might be eligible for.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Why Agribusiness?

  • Curtin University provides a unique combination of agricultural science and agribusiness with options in spatial science, data analytics, supply chain management and business management.
  • Become a part of the solution to developing challenges in domestic and global food and fibre production
  • Future productivity improvements rely on skilled graduates undertaking high-impact research and an ability to adopt new and innovative technologies.
  • Develop networks across the agricultural sectors by participating in work experience and field tours
  • Opportunity to link to world-class research programs including the GRDC-funded Centre for Crop and Disease Management, post-harvest horticulture, aquaculture management and rehabilitation of degraded land.
  • A strong demand for skilled professionals from ‘paddock to plate’, with job opportunities currently greater than available graduate numbers.

How this course will make you industry ready

Government and industry partnerships

You will interact with people working in agricultural research, production and management, and with agribusinesses including CSIRO, State Government Departments of Agriculture, farmers, agribusiness and financial advisors, agronomy advisors, consultants, research trial operators, grain trading and marketing, and Curtin’s GRDC Centre for Crop and Disease Management

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.