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Agricultural science for food agronomists

Additional course evaluations for LB0105

Academic year 2020/2021

Agricultural science for food agronomists (LB0105-30254) 2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Agricultural science for food agronomists (LB0105-30059) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Agricultural science for food agronomists (LB0105-30112) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

LB0105 Agricultural science for food agronomists, 15.0 Credits

Lantbruksvetenskap för livsmedelsagronomer

Syllabus approved



Agricultural science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Crop production 3.00 1002
Business and economics perspective 3.00 1003
Animal production  3.00 1004
Rural development 3.00 1005
Synthesis 3.00 1006

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to general entry requirements.


The course intends to provide the students in the agronomist programme in food science knowledge of and an understanding of the preconditions of the agrarian sector, functions and interaction with the other society.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- define the most important preconditions for plant cultivation, its important components and technologies and outline the environmental impact from the feed production
- define the animal food products from commodity perspective their technological properties and quality,
- define how food companies are built-up and the importance of and regulatory framework around support and contribution within the animal production,
- use and understand keywords that describe the economic situation in a company
- define important aspects of rural and agricultural policy, economics and national and international political organisations,
- describe social, cultural and economic preconditions for rural development,
- argue and problematize around sustainability issues within Swedish agriculture.


At lectures, seminars, project work and exercises, the economics of the agriculture is treated, resources, methods - including technology - for production of products and services with a focus on Swedish conditions. The different components of the course are joined with a synthesis work that goes on during the whole course.

Formats and requirements for examination

The aim of the course is assessed through written tests, oral presentations and approved participation in compulsory components e g seminars.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Certain lectures are carried out in English. Costs for travels and food that can arise under possible study visits are paid by the students.

Responsible department

Department of Molecular Sciences
Cooperating departments:
Department of Economics
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
Department of Urban and Rural Development
Department of Crop Production Ecology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Agriculture Programme - Food Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Agricultural science
Course code: LB0105 Application code: SLU-30178 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Molecular Sciences Pace: 100%