Dylan Male is determined to make a real difference to the agricultural sector. The Charles Sturt University student wants to help tackle world hunger by improving agricultural systems in Australia and overseas.

Dylan’s passion for farming communities and agricultural systems was sparked from an early age.

“Growing up on a farm for most of my life, I have been exposed to agriculture and the great lifestyle that goes with it. There are so many different career pathways in agriculture that I find very appealing. I’ve always wanted to learn more about the processes behind how the world feeds itself.”

Excited by the possibilities that a career in the agricultural sector has to offer him, Dylan is driven to help solve existing problems and improve the agricultural systems of the future.

“Agriculture is such a broad field, with so many different potential career opportunities ranging from a district agronomist to working in government policy. There are many issues and challenges facing agriculture both now and into the future. My dream career would involve working to find solutions to help overcome these issues, which is why I am currently interested in following a research career pathway.”

Keeping true to his rural roots, studying at a regional university was always on the cards for Dylan. And as Australia’s top university for agricultural graduates who get jobs, Charles Sturt was a natural fit.

“I chose to study with Charles Sturt University for many reasons. Firstly, I wanted to study locally and in a regional location. Since I grew up in the Wagga region, Charles Sturt seemed like a great option for me. I found that the Wagga Wagga campus was perfectly located to pursue my passion for agriculture. The campus has agriculture literally right at its doorstep, with the Riverina region being known for its agricultural diversity.

“Studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) at Charles Sturt University has really made me aware of how complex agriculture is and the importance of being critical of information.”

Practical learning makes all the difference for students studying agricultural science at Charles Sturt University.

“At Charles Sturt there is a big focus on getting students job-ready through participation in industry placements throughout their degree. At Wagga Wagga, we’re right next door to the NSW Department of Primary Industries so I’ve had opportunities to do work experience there. There’s also a Charles Sturt farm on campus, which is really handy because we get to go there for a lot of field trips.

“I would highly recommend coming to Charles Sturt University. Whether you’re from the city or country, they will welcome you with open arms. The student body is so diverse, there are so many courses offered and you’ll have a really good time!”

Are you ready to make a real difference in the agricultural sector? Charles Sturt’s Bachelor of Agricultural Science will equip you with a solid scientific foundation to develop new ideas and technologies, implement new agricultural practices and devise innovative ways to produce more from the world’s finite resources.

You can study online or on campus, full-time, part-time, or even a single subject at a time. And Charles Sturt will support you all the way. Find out more.