What will I learn?

Go beyond the traditional growing of crops and animal production to take on a diverse and challenging career in Agricultural Science where you will use scientific, technological, management, economic, environmental and social principles to meet the world's need for food and fibers. UQ's Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) offers you a broad range of courses covering topics from economics, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, animal nutrition, land use and the environment, and agricultural development in Asia.

During this four year program you will gain an international experience through a 3 week placement in either Indonesia or Thailand where you will focus on the biophysical, economic and social aspects of small scale tropical production systems.

In the final two years you will undertake an independent research project where you will extend your specialization in either animal or plant science and build a successful career in the agricultural industries in research and development, production and management or service industries such as rural finance.

Animal Science

Animal production is concerned with the science and management of beef and dairy cattle production, poultry, sheep, goats and pig production. In choosing animal science, you will study nutrition and reproduction (of both grazing animals and intensively housed animals), animal health and genetics, animal behavior, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and biochemistry and pasture science.

Your practical classes will be conducted in some of the best animal teaching and research amenities in the Southern Hemisphere, located on the UQ Gatton campus.

Animal science graduates can find employment as: advisors and managers of animal production enterprises, and allied industries such as feed milling and stock equipment manufacturers and animal health companies; Extension and animal welfare officers; Research scientists with universities, government departments and CSIRO; Bio security officers with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service; International advisors and researchers for international development and aid programs.

Which department am I in?

Agriculture and Environment

CRICOS

081217A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,232.00 (US$ 27,939) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

Gatton Campus

The University of Queensland,

GATTON,

Queensland,

4343, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,232.00 (US$ 27,939) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate Diploma Scores: Minimum of 26 -42. English language requirements: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; or TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; or TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; or PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; or CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; or BEP: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English plus one of Chemistry or Mathematics B.

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

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About this uni

UQ ranks globally 11th for environmental sciences and 17th for agriculture, according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Nationally 1st in environmental science; 1st in agriculture
  • Boasts 1000-hectare commercial farm and horticultural fields
  • Offers students industry placement programs
  • Numerous study options to choose from