| Career opportunities
Graduates from the Faculty of AgriSciences, whether focussed on plants or animals, are able to make a selection from a variety of careers in production, conservation, processing and marketing. Research, teaching, consultation, guidance, farm management, environmental management and plant management (wine cellars, food factories and sawmills) represent some examples of the possible career options. These professions and careers are not limited to the agricultural and forestry industries, but are also practised in related industries, trading enterprises and state departments. Graduates from the Faculty of AgriSciences are also sought after in the international labour market.
Profile of the graduates of the Faculty of AgriSciences
Our graduates are scientists who have the necessary knowledge, skills and disposition to function optimally, whether independently or in team context, in a scientific agricultural or agriculturally-related environment. This includes the judicious implementation of the relevant sciences in the value chain to provide a variety of food and fibre products in an economical, environmentally friendly and sustainable manner so as to promote the progress and welfare of humanity.
In order to fulfil these requirements, our graduates display the following professional characteristics:
Attitude and Disposition
- Possess the necessary knowledge of the applicable sciences, and understand the interaction between the biological and abiotic factors in the environment and the basic principles of research methodology
- Possess the ability to create new knowledge, generate ideas and act innovatively
- Possess the ability to function efficiently in an interdisciplinary environment
- Understand sustainable development and sustainable resource management
- Make knowledgeable decisions on the basis of proven information
- Follow a systems approach in the analysis of and approach to environmental problems
- Show respect for the environment and those who use it
- Acknowledge own limitations in knowledge and skills
- Have a positive disposition to continuous professional development
- Are involved in and render service to the broader community
- Set a positive example with regard to social responsibilities and obligations
- Accept and strive for the highest standards of knowledge
- Possess the ability to gather knowledge, integrate it, interpret and apply it and to think and act in a problem-solving manner
- Communicate effectively with role players from different environments and backgrounds
- Possess sufficient skills to function as scientists, whether independently or in team context
- Can interpret and utilise relevant subject literature
Possess the ability to efficiently utilise suitable resources and means in the working environment.
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