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Plant Production


Honours in Plant Production is embedded within the Bachelor of Advances studies, normally taken at the end of third year. It involves a 24-credit point research project undertaken in a field of study relevant to plant production. It also includes two 6-credit point selective coursework units that will allow students to develop a greater depth of knowledge in plant production. The selective units are chosen from a small number of relevant units of study.

A further 12-credit points of coursework is required to complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, if not completed already, these could be used to complete a second major.

Honours is available to students who have a completed major in an area relevant to their project and have met the requirements outlined in the resolutions. Admittance into the program is determined by the Faculty of Science as well as the honours coordinator.

Honours Coordinator:

Associate Professor Brett Whelan
T +61 2 86271132

Unit outlines will be available though Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session


The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Plant Production) requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(ii) 24 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Selective

Sustainable Farming Systems
6      Semester 1
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
Intensive March
Additional Advanced Coursework units will be available from 2021

Honours Core Research Project

Plant Production Honours Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Plant Production Honours Project B
6    C AGRI4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
Plant Production Honours Project C
6    C AGRI4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
Plant Production Honours Project D
6    C AGRI4105
Semester 1
Semester 2