Study Agriculture in Australia

Nepal is an agricultural country. According to Wikipedia, agriculture is accounted for, on average, about 60 percent of the GDP and approximately 75 percent of exports. A lot of Nepalese students take forestry(which falls under Agriculture and Veterinary)

If you are willing to study agriculture just so that you can comeback and do something in Nepal, that’s a great idea. The fun thing about studying agriculture in Australia is, even if you are planning to build your career in Australia instead, that’ll serve the purpose too. Australia is itself a major agricultural producer and exporter.

Australian government is looking for more agriculture manpower for the growing need of the Agriculture workforce which is expected to ease the visa process as well.

Why study Agriculture  in Australia?

  • Australia is one of the biggest agricultural country
  • Preference in recent days for agriculture workforce by Australian Government
  • A lot of scholarships available in agriculture studies
  • Globally accepted degree and on demand skills.

What are the requirements to study Agriculture in Australia?

The requirement varies from one college to another. The chief requirements to study Agriculture  in Australia are good English proficiency and good academic score.

University that offer Agriculture in Australia

These are the universities and colleges that offer Agriculture in Australia :

  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of New England
  • Melbourne  Polytechnic

For undergraduate study :

English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6 with no band below 5.5;

TOEFL IBT: 64; PTE Academic score of 50;

Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 169.

Masters

Requirements :

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL – IBT score: A minimum result of 79 overall including a minimum result of 22 in Writing;

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6 overall with no individual less than 5.5;

Some other requirements can be :

  • Should have one or a combination of local qualifications in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, economics and business
  • Practical experience in these areas through various voluntary positions would also strengthen your application
  • Entry requirements for a course with the university

Salaries

Bachelors :

For students who’ve completed Bachelors, the average salary ranges from $56,865 to $76,070 yearly.

Masters :

For students who’ve completed doctorate, the average salary ranges above $90,000 yearly..

Courses

These are the courses that fall under Agriculture . This list includes Agriculture courses.

  • Agriculture
  1. Agriculture Botany
  2. Agriculture Chemistry
  3. Agriculture Economy
  4. Agriculture Engineering
  5. Agriculture Entomology
  6. Animal Husbandry
  7. Agronomy & Crop Husbandry
  8. Tropical Agriculture
  9. Agriculture History
  10. Dairy Science
  11. Pest Control
  12. Hill Farming
  13. Agricultural Physics
  14. Agricultural Statistics
  15. Nematology
  16. Agricultural Education
  17. Equine Studies
  18. Organic Farming

Career scope for Agriculture studies

Studying agriculture  abroad can help you develop the required skills and links. With an Agricultural Degree, you can work as :

  • Farmer
  • Farm or farming enterprise manager
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Rural practice surveyor
  • Soil scientist/conservationist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Crop production technician
  • Health and regulatory inspector
  • Agricultural sales & marketing

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Sources :

https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Bachelor_of_Science_(BS_%2F_BSc)%2C_Animal_Science/Salary

https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Bachelor_of_Science_(BS_%2F_BSc)%2C_Animal_Science/Salary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture_in_Nepal

https://www.indeed.com/q-Animal-Science-$80,000-jobs.html

https://www.hotcoursesabroad.com/study/training-degrees/australia/veterinary-medicine-courses/loc/9/cgory/a3-3/sin/ct/programs.html