Play a pivotal role in improving the productivity and sustainability of one of Australia's biggest industries with a degree in Agriculture from CQUniversity.
When you choose to study Agriculture at CQU, you'll benefit from the University's research excellence in agriculture and our focus on regional and industry engagement. Learn from leading industry experts, interact with top researchers, hear from experienced practitioners and participate in engagement activities such as summer research projects, conferences, or international activities.
I chose to study sustainable agriculture because I'm aware of the demand to improve our industry. I can be a part of that to help improve our practices so that we can meet targets and beat the predicted global food crisis.
Bachelor of Agriculture
My name is Richard Koech, I’m a lecturer in Agriculture based at the CQU Bundaberg campus. In the latest World University rankings, this university has been recognized as being among the best in the world in the discipline of agriculture and forestry.
Students have got an opportunity to study in Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Emerald, these are amazing locations, when it comes to someone actually undertaking a Bachelor of Agriculture. Bundaberg there’re very strong in horticulture, we’ve got a lot of industries around us. Rockhampton is the beef capital of Australia, the cropping industry is very strong in Emerald,
A graduate of Agriculture, Bachelor of Agriculture from CQU has got a lot of opportunities out there. We’ve got students that have ended up working in agronomy, we’ve got students that have gone into doing livestock work, we also have students that have found work in agro business sector.
We do offer practical sessions during residential schools so a lot of units that we offer especially in the past year. Students would be required to attend residential school. Students get to do lab work, they also go to, get to do field work, field discussions and of course that was an opportunity for them to interact face-to-face with their colleagues.
Some of the typical assessments that we give to students we constantly ask you students to work with farmers and identify real world problems and help the farmers actually solve those problems. For example develop a business platform for family.
What excites me most is when I get either a phone call or an email from a former student, when they tell me the amazing thing they’re doing in industry helping the cultural sector grow and also grow themselves professionally.
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