Agritech is about enabling smarter farming. It involves using technology and innovation to improve efficiency, sustainability and profitability across all areas of agriculture.
Climate change, an exploding world population and increased demand for food is increasing the urgency for more sustainable use of natural resources in farming. The world needs food and we need to get better at growing, harvesting, processing and distributing it. That’s where agritech comes in.
Agritech is about providing sustainable, smarter alternatives to traditional farming methods. From automated irrigation and software for pest and disease prediction, to increased efficiency and production – agritech is taking farming into the future. Get into agritech and make a difference from the inside out.
Where do I start?
If you are interested in food security and protecting the planet by making farming more sustainable, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in either Geography, or Biological Sciences with an endorsement in Biosecurity is a great place to start.
Bachelor of Science in Geography
A BSc in Geography is a three-year degree that will give you the knowledge and skills you’ll need to help agribusinesses reduce their environmental impacts and become more sustainable.
Geography focuses on finding innovative solutions to global problems; including climate change, poverty, sustainability, health and inequality.Our undergraduate geography students gain highly valued skills that make them among the most employable graduates.
Ability to design and carry out research projects, ability to identify positive and negative aspects of the interaction between human activities and the environment; analytical skills (including cultural, statistical and geospatial
analysis); field work; report writing and data collection.
Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)), Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSc), Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology (PMGST), Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal (MURR), Master of Science (MSc), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Air quality scientist, climate consultant, community development officer, consents planner, development planner, environmental scientist, geohealth analyst, geospatial analyst, GIS analyst, project manager, research and development manager, resource management planner, social researcher, statistical analyst.
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Biology is the study of all living things; while biosecurity is about protecting economies, environments and human health from pests and diseases. This degree will arm you with the knowledge to tackle major global challenges such as improving environmental protection, increasing and protecting the world’s food supply, developing disease-resistant crops, eradicating pests, and more.
This table outlines the range of courses you can take to complete a BSc in Biological Sciences with an endorsement in Biosecurity. There is some flexibility in the courses you can do for this degree. See our Student Advisors for help with this.
Ability to solve complex problems; critical thinking; cooperation, teamwork and leadership; innovative thinking; numeracy; report writing and statistical analysis.
Biologist, biosecurity officer, biotechnology technician, data analyst, ecologist, environmental scientist, laboratory manager, quality manager, secondary school teacher, resource management consultant.