Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Program code

2354

Faculty

Science

School

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

Internal

View the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Plant Science field of study.

Enquiries

Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science

Email: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 5460 1276

International students

International Student Advisor

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Enquire online

http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Why study Plant Science?

Plant sciences are among the most relevant scientific disciplines today. Using a variety of approaches, plant scientists are addressing two of the most important problems facing human kind: global warming and dependency on fossil fuels - applying the production of biofuels from plant origin to the use of plants in carbon sequestration.

Animals and humans depend utterly on plants, and not only for food. Today, plant science has demolished the classic barriers of being confined to farm and food production. With the advent of modern biotechnology, plants are being used to decontaminate land and air, produce industrial products, designer molecules, biopharmaceuticals and biofuels. Designer plants are producing biodegradable plastics, new healthier sugars and anti-cancer drugs.

Plant scientists need to understand how plants work, from molecules to ecosystems to improve the production of food, pharmaceuticals and timber, to control diseases, pests and noxious weeds, to allow them to cope with drought, salinity and pollutants and to design new plants for innovative purposes such as biofactories.

For further information on this plan, contact the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences.

Courses

View the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Plant Science field of study.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton for information on key dates and how to apply.