UQ says three jobs for every agriculture student
There are three jobs available in agriculture for each university agricultural graduate, according to the University of Queensland’s Gatton Campus Director Janelle Zahmel.
The campus welcomed more than 450 students starting programs in agriculture, animals, agribusiness and veterinary science, as part of orientation.
Ms Zahmel said there had been a strong interest in agriculture courses this year, which reflected the strong jobs market.
“There are currently three jobs in agriculture for each university graduate,” she said. “The increased interest in agriculture is very positive as there are promising career prospects in the agriculture industry with competitive salaries.”
There are several new programs including the Queensland Diploma in Agricultural Technologies and new majors in the Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and Bachelor of Plant and Soil Bioscience.
UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences provides study and practical experience covering several disciplines. Students are encouraged to participate in scientific activities not only as a component of their formal studies but also as a cooperative contribution to the life of the university and its surrounding community. Disciplines that have an environmental focus include Agribusiness, Agricultural Science, and Rural Development.