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Prepare for a career in agriculture, food and wine. Study at Waite campus, the largest agricultural research institute in the Southern Hemisphere.

We are home to South Australia’s only agricultural sciences and viticulture and oenology (wine science) degrees, and the internationally renowned Waite Research Institute.

Why study agriculture, food and wine sciences?

Technology evolves with increasing pace and the growing global population puts pressure on food resources. The agriculture, food and wine sectors will demand innovative, tech-savvy professionals to ensure their supply can responsibly meet global demand.

Demand for local and international graduates in agriculture, wine, food and nutrition sciences is high. Whether it’s pioneering new food production methods; helping to satisfy the growing appetite for our world-famous wine; or becoming an innovator in the commercial world of food, there are countless opportunities for you to explore.


 

Student experiences

Study tours and overseas exchanges

Extend your learning through national and international study tours and exchange programs.

Internships and industry placements

Get real-life experiences through industry placements and research collaborations.

Student mentoring programs

Link with a PhD student mentor to learn what continuing onto an honours or research degree entails.

Study and career areas

Our degrees in agriculture, wine, food and nutrition sciences combine the theory with a healthy dose of practical, hands-on applications.

Connect with industry throughout your training via our international network of academic and commercial collaborators.

The school’s co-location with government and industry partners means you are also exposed to the latest technologies and gain cutting-edge insight from leaders in their field.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in:

Agriculture

Explore diverse agricultural and natural resources through industry placements and on-campus partners.

Our agricultural sciences degree gives you the highest chance of full-time employment, compared to any other degree in SA.

STUDY AGRICULTURE

Applied biology

Explore the world of biodiversity and sustainable food production.

Pursue your passion for biology and kick-start your career with majors in plant innovation, biochemistry, genetics and microbiology and immunology.

STUDY APPLIED BIOLOGY

Food & nutrition science

Pursue your passion for food & nutrition science. Prepare for a rewarding career in public health and nutrition or the food and beverage industry.

Study a degree ranked third in Australia, and best in SA for food science and technology.*

STUDY FOOD SCIENCE

Viticulture & oenology

Study wine making and the science behind wine.

Graduate as a fully trained winemaker or viticulturalist, ready to make wine, grow grapes and manage your own winery or vineyard.

STUDY WINE SCIENCE

Career boosting study options

Increase your employability with our extended study options in:

  • Farming systems
  • Food and nutrition
  • Horticulture
  • Plant breeding and genetics
  • Plant physiology
  • Plant protection
  • Viticulture
  • Wine science

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