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Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) Lincoln University

New Zealand



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Course info


Lincoln University's Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) is a specialised, industry-based degree that will prepares you for leadership in both the farming and agribusiness sectors.

It teaches the bio-economic basis for agriculture through applied academic courses, real-world case studies, field trips and regional study tours. The degree is structured around a number of integrated farm management, plant and livestock production, soil management and agribusiness courses.

You can also choose additional courses of interest to extend your career opportunities.

Summary of Regulations

All of the following:

  • Pass at least 360 credits (24 courses)
  • Pass all compulsory courses
  • Complete no more than 165 credits (11 courses) at the 100 level
  • Complete at least 75 credits (5 courses) at the 300 level
  • Complete all practical work components.

Practical work:

A period of Practical Work is a requirement of this qualification and full details are available in the handbook.


At least 30 weeks work must be completed in total.

This could be either:

  • 2 farm placements of 15 weeks each, or
  • 2 farm placements plus an allied placement of 10 weeks each.

The minimum placement is 10 weeks per workplace. The maximum placement is 15 weeks. Two reports are required.

It is important that students in this programme have the following attributes to ensure successful completion of the Practical Work:

  • Competence in driving vehicles (previous tractor or truck driving experience is an advantage)
  • Previous farming experience is preferred, though not essential
  • Physical ability for working on farms without endangering yourself or others.


Graduates of this programme are well equipped for leadership roles across the agricultural industry.

Students can start in:
• Semester One (late February) or
• Semester Two (mid July)
There are also options for starting in summer semesters.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$29,100.00 (14,12,700) per year

Tuition fee per 120 credits

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


22-Feb-21, 19-Jul-21


Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,



7647, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

One of the following:
• University Entrance through NCEA, or an approved equivalent qualification
• International qualifications

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.