The four undergraduate degree programs offered at The Waite are:
- Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
- Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science
- Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology
- Bachelor of Applied Biology
Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
The School’s flagship undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences, has more than 150+ students enrolled across the three-year program at any one time. The program is designed to demonstrate how scientific and economic principles are applied to manage agricultural systems and the natural resources on which these systems depend. Two key highlights of the program are the compulsory internship, and the local, national and international field tours.
For further information: Associate Professor Jason Able
Bachelor of Food & Nutrition Science
This three-year program provides students with skills and knowledge in food science and human nutrition. Students will learn how to design, formulate, produce and package everyday and specialty foods with specific functional and nutritional properties. They will learn the importance of developing a sustainable, nutritious and healthy food supply and complete a placement in the food industry or a nutrition/health related organisation. Career opportunities range from food industry, quality auditing, new product development and public health nutrition. A pre-dietetics pathway is included in the program.
Bachelor of Viticulture & Oenology
The Waite’s wine education programs have an international reputation for excellence. Utilising facilities including the Waite’s own vineyards and the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory, the program provides advanced knowledge in all aspects of modern winemaking. Students completing the four-year undergraduate program will qualify in both viticulture and winemaking (oenology). The program covers both basic sciences with an emphasis on the key technical methods and sensory (wine tasting) skills required for a career in viticulture and oenology. All students have the opportunity to complete an industry experience placement in either viticulture and/or oenology to enhance personal and career objectives. Graduates from the Viticulture and Oenology programs find employment in the wine industry as viticulturists and winemakers, within Australia and around the world.
For further information: Dr Cassandra Collins
Bachelor of Applied Biology
The Bachelor of Applied Biology offers a unique combination of theoretical learning and professional practice that focuses on both biological knowledge and the multitude of ways in which biology contributes to employment and productivity. It offers a unique student experience, including the opportunity for a full semester of overseas study at a University of Adelaide strategic partner institution and a semester of placement within a relevant industry, government or research context.
Summer Research Scholarships
Summer Research Scholarships allow students to participate in a research project for a period of 6-10 weeks to “get a taste” of what research is really about.
A stipend of at least $200 per week is paid tax free and fortnightly for 6 weeks. Depending upon the projects selected, students may have the opportunity to complete more than 6 weeks, however, any additional time completed will not attract a stipend.
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