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What will I learn?

Demand for agricultural business professionals continues to grow. The Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UNE is the longest running agricultural and resource economics degree in Australia.

Through the study of agricultural and resource economics you will gain an understanding of the key challenges and trade-offs confronting business, government and the community at large. You will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required for high level problem solving and economic decision making across a diverse range of agricultural and natural resource issues such as food safety and security, natural resource depletion, climate change, sustainability and increasing globalisation and integration of agricultural and food networks.

Core units include microeconomics and macroeconomics, farm and resource management, rural finance and risk management, environmental and natural resource economics, international trade and business, and economic analysis of chains and networks. This degree is taught with a global perspective to ensure you understand the current challenging issues across the economic, environmental, social and political environments. You will also develop an understanding of social responsibility in relation to agricultural and business practices, and an appreciation of the importance of the environment and sustainability.

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics aims to produce professional graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for problem solving and economic decision making across a diverse range of agricultural and natural resource issues. This degree provides students with a strong economic and quantitative background that allows them to explore a variety of professional career options or to advance to higher degree studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

BAgResEc: understand, explain and apply disciplinary concepts to agricultural and natural resource issues;

with initiative and judgement apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to address real agricultural and natural resource issues;

use quantitative data to critically analyse agricultural and natural resource issues and understand their role in economic and business decision-making and policy decisions;

be effective communicators of agriculture and resource economics by communicating results, information or arguments to a range of audiences for a range of purposes and using a variety of modes; and

be accountable for their own learning and work by being independent and self-directed learners; working effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context; taking responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters;

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

055701E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,216.00 (15,16,989) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,216.00 (15,16,989) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. Entry requirements vary from country to country

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Recommenced Studies are any two units of mathematics. For some units in the economics, finance and quantitative areas it is recommended that students have previously studied mathematics.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale