UniversityUniversity of Otago
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Expected Feb 2023
University of Otago
Otago's unique Applied Science degrees link the excitement of science and the power of technology with the challenges of business. Applied Science programs help graduates to become innovative thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit, the very attributes successful New Zealanders are well-known for. As a graduate you'll be in better control of your career, able to contribute to the success of any organisation. And if innovation attracts you, an Applied Science degree combined with work experience will provide the right background if you decide to start your own business.
Why study Agricultural Innovation?
Agricultural Innovation focuses on the major issues in agriculture that impact food production, security, safety and quality. The programme explores the innovative changes in agriculture required to mitigate the impact of extreme weather events, greenhouse gas emissions, and degradation of soil and water quality.
Teaching focuses on the agricultural and industrial processes that drive food production systems necessary to guarantee food security in a world with ever-increasing demands for food.
You will learn how innovation is used to advance economic, societal, and ethical goals, such as increasing the monetary and nutritional value of food while reducing the negative environmental impacts.
Maori perspectives relating to agriculture and the importance of Maori throughout the primary sector will be woven into the fabric of the course, providing students with an ethical framework and guidelines for engagement.
After graduating with a BAppSc majoring in Agricultural Innovation, you will have the expertise to enable employment in the agricultural and food sector.
You’ll have the opportunity to work in many sectors of our economy:
Environment protection agencies / ERMA
Farming or horticulture
Food assurance programmes (AgriQuality)
Organic nutrient and fertiliser companies
Regulatory agencies (regional government)
Research and development within scientific or corporate entities
Rural financial service agencies / banking / insurance / accountancy
Synthetic food production
We recognise many other qualifications as equivalent to the New Zealand qualification for entrance.
We also accept the following international qualifications:
English language requirements