University of Sydney Faculty of Agriculture and Environment

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Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
Established 1920
Type Public
Dean Professor Mark Adams
Location Camperdown / Darlington, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations University of Sydney
Website sydney.edu.au/agriculture

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment is a constituent body of the University of Sydney, Australia. Agriculture was first taught at the University by Australia's first Professor of Agriculture, Robert Dickie Watt, in 1910. Today the Faculty has over 100 staff involved in teaching and research.

Teaching[edit]

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses concerned with issues surrounding food, carbon, water and the natural environment. Four undergratuate degrees are offered:

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (4 years, including honours)
  • Bachelor of Resource Economics (4 years, including honours)
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (4 years, including honours)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Systems (3 years)

Postgraduate research degrees offered include honours, Master's degree of Agricultural Science or Agricultural Economics, or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Postgraduate courseswork degrees include Master's degree of Agriculture, Graduate Diploma of Agriculture and Graduate Certificate in Agriculture.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching is conducted at the University of Sydney's Camperdown/Darlington Campus and the new facility in the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh. Some postgraduate students and certain undergraduate units are based at the University of Sydney's Camden Campus, including the Plant Breeding Institute. Extensive research is conducted by staff and students at field sites throughout Australia, including the Snowy Mountains, Hunter Valley, Narrabri region and the Kimberleys.

Organisation[edit]

The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment is part of the division on Natural Sciences at the University of Sydney, which also includes the Faculty of Veterinary Science and Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment contains three departments:

  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Plant and Food Sciences

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