Agrifood, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T123

Previous code:  MT3045.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes, however the following restrictions apply. 

This testamur major is available as an elective major for Bachelor of Medical Science students only.

Opportunities are rapidly emerging for you to lead a new AgriFood future. Immersed in an approach that integrates social, economic and environmental values, students will view plant and animal production from consumer contexts to explore personal and community perceptions about food sustainability. This innovative degree merges topics of agriculture, food and health to empower you to design solutions for international development, community education and the urban–rural interface. The WSU AgriFood major is a hands-on experience, developing confidence and giving graduates an excellent foundation for careers in teaching, research, biotechnology and industry. The flexibility of the major also enables students to combine their interest with other disciplines including animal science, ecology, zoology, innovative foods, heath and business. Throughout study, engagement with industry and community will inspire you to take action towards a regenerative and more environmentally sustainable AgriFood future.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries

Recommended Sequence

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet program requirements.

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science with a major in AgriFood requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
AGRI 2007 Introduction to Agrifood 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PROC 1005 Introduction to Food Science 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Mathematics 1A  
Biometry  
Select one of the following: 10
Essential Chemistry  
Cell Biology  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2042 Science Research Methods 10
EART 3008 Soils and Substrates 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
HORT 2003 Plant Production 10
HORT 3002 Protected Cropping Technology 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
AGRI 3005 Animal Production 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
AGRI 3009 Agricultural Technology 10
BIOS 3036 Agricultural Biosecurity 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Biology requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
AGRI 2007 Introduction to Agrifood 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PROC 1005 Introduction to Food Science 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Mathematics 1A  
Biometry  
Select one of the following: 10
Essential Chemistry  
Cell Biology  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2042 Science Research Methods 10
EART 3008 Soils and Substrates 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
HORT 2003 Plant Production 10
HORT 3002 Protected Cropping Technology 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
AGRI 3005 Animal Production 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
AGRI 3009 Agricultural Technology 10
BIOS 3036 Agricultural Biosecurity 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point minor in Education Studies.

Education Studies, Minor

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the subjects from the minor in Education Studies as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science with a major in AgriFood requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
BIOS 1001 Biodiversity 10
AGRI 2007 Introduction to Agrifood 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PROC 1005 Introduction to Food Science 10
Select one of the following: 10
Quantitative Thinking  
Mathematics 1A  
Biometry  
Select one of the following: 10
Essential Chemistry  
Cell Biology  
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2042 Science Research Methods 10
EART 3008 Soils and Substrates 10
NATS 2001 Advanced Science Project A 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
HORT 2003 Plant Production 10
HORT 3002 Protected Cropping Technology 10
NATS 2002 Advanced Science Project B 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
AGRI 3005 Animal Production 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
AGRI 3009 Agricultural Technology 10
BIOS 3036 Agricultural Biosecurity 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Year 1: College Subjects  
Standard 3-term year  
Preparatory subject  
CHEM 0001 Chemistry (WSTC Prep) 10
Eight university-level subjects as follows  
BIOS 1014 Cell Biology (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1006 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC) 10
NATS 1020 Scientific Literacy (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1009 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1003 Biodiversity (WSTC) 10
MATH 1027 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1023 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC) 10
PROC 1003 Food Science 1 (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points90
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2042 Science Research Methods 10
EART 3008 Soils and Substrates 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
HORT 2003 Plant Production 10
HORT 3002 Protected Cropping Technology 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3015 Field Project 1 10
AGRI 3005 Animal Production 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
AGRI 3009 Agricultural Technology 10
BIOS 3036 Agricultural Biosecurity 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points250