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Bachelor of Agricultural Technology and Management

Bachelor of Agricultural Technology and Management (BATM)

Entry requirements
ATAR 65.60
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

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 65.60 -

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.

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).

Special entry schemes for admissions may increase your Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed. 

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help 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.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

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.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 5555
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 30300

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

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

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 907445
Toowoomba 907231

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - applications close Monday 21 February, with Semester 1 commencing on Monday 21 February, 2022.
  • Semester 2, 2022 - application closing date to be advised.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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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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