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What will I learn?

Providing food and fibre for growing populations in Australia and worldwide in a challenging climatic environment demands graduates capable of understanding and integrating whole agricultural systems. This degree produces graduates with the scientific and communication skills and confidence to solve practical agricultural problems at farm, catchment and national level. Students who complete a research project in the fourth year will be considered for the award of Honours.

The degree may be awarded with Honours. The Honours level is based on grades achieved in the fourth year of the degree including RUSC490 which is completed in the final year. The BRurSc(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply to enrol for a research Master degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

This course is only offered in part-time mode for online students.

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Rural Science degree aims to produce graduates with the scientific and communication skills and confidence to solve practical agricultural problems at farm, catchment and national levels. These students should have the ability to apply their knowledge to a diverse range of agricultural and scientific endeavours and to 'problem solve' for resource use issues and technical aspects of food and fibre production. This degree provides a specialist/generalist agricultural training that equips students with the scientific background to solve agricultural and natural resource problems using a systems approach. Students who complete a research project in the fourth year will be considered for the award of Honours. The Bachelor of Rural Science with Honours degree aims to produce graduates with the skills listed above, as well as having knowledge of research principles and methods and the ability to plan and conduct an independent research project.

Learning Outcomes

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

BRurSc: demonstrate a coherent understanding of rural science by articulating the methods of rural science and explaining why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry and by explaining the role and relevance of rural science in society;

exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge of rural science by demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one disciplinary area and by demonstrating knowledge in at least one other disciplinary area;

critically analyse and solve problems in rural science by gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of sources, designing and planning an investigation, selecting and applying practical and/or theoretical techniques or tools in order to conduct an investigation and collecting, accurately recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from data;

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

006006A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (17,19,260) 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$31,600.00 (17,19,260) 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. SATV and SATM (SAT1) – Pre March 2016 - Complete SAT with minimum score of 550 in each band. Composite SAT1 Score (from March 2016) - Composite SAT1 score of 1020. 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: Any two units of English, Chemistry, Mathematics.

For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry and 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.

Pathways options

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University of New England (UNE) offers below pathways course for this subject
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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