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Bachelor of Agriculture




What will I learn?

A Bachelor of Agriculture is your opportunity to use science, technology and business to tackle critical sustainability issues and build a career with lasting impact.

If you’d like to understand how to harness natural processes to sustainably feed our growing population, improve natural resource management and contribute to Australia’s growing agricultural industry, the Bachelor of Agriculture is an ideal choice. Graduates with a degree in agriculture are highly sought after in Australia, with an employment rate of over 92 per cent.

An agriculture degree lets you apply biology, chemistry, physics, and economics and see the real-world results of your actions. Whether you start your post-university career in a laboratory, on farms or in a bank, you’ll be making a real impact on the world. You’ll complement your lab and classroom learning with fieldwork, and you can even choose to spend a semester learning at our agricultural research and teaching campus at Dookie, giving you additional hands-on experience and knowledge of farm operations.


Honours is an optional fourth year of study that gives you the opportunity to draw together your previous studies and focus your knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research. Honours can further prepare you for employment, or a research higher degree.

With essential input from industry experts and employers, the Bachelor of Agriculture will prepare you for a range of career options with global, sustainable impact.

As populations increase and climate change affects agriculture and the natural world, healthy, economically viable and sustainable food and fibre production is quickly becoming the most pressing issue of our time.

Our graduates find work all along the value chain of agriculture and its supporting industries and agencies in Australia and around the world, in roles involving:

Sustainable practice
Water management improvement
Responsible fertiliser use
On-farm advising
Food and fibre production increase
Disease-resistant crop development
Animal welfare
Post-farm processing and marketing
Agribusiness management and agricultural finance
Government and industry policy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
Indicative first year fee: AUD $49,016 - AUD $49,016; Indicative total course fee: AUD $152,996 - AUD $154,264

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

Start date

24 July 2023, 26 February 2024, 22 July 2024


The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,



3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for a Melbourne undergraduate degree, you'll need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria: Complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent qualification to Australian Year 12.To entry scores for the USA High School Diploma GPA 3.0, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6. English language requirements: TOEFL - Paper based test - a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English. Internet based test - a score of 79 and scores of: Writing: 21, Speaking: 18, Reading: 13, Listening 13. IELTS (Academic) - an overall band score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) - overall score of at least 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - A Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

Completed secondary education recently (within the past two years)
Completed some or all of a higher education qualification
Completed some or all of a VET qualification

English language requirements

TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

About The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is Australia’s leading university, enabling students to develop sustainable learning and in-demand employability skills.

  • Ranked 25th (U.S. News 2022) 33rd worldwide (QS 2023)
  • Top 10 in the world for global employability (QS 2021)
  • Home to Australia’s largest number of Nobel laureates
  • Industry-led teaching, connected to 100+ research centres

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