The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Agriculture

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

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.You’ll learn the science necessary to produce safe, high-quality and ethical food and fibre as well as the economics underpinning Australia’s important role in international trade. Australia is a major global supplier of agricultural goods – around $40 billion of Australia’s projected $60 billion of agricultural production in 2019–20 was exported.


Students will complete 300 credit points of study in total (equivalent to three years of full-time study). Most subjects are equal to 12.5 credit points.You will complete eight subjects, or 100 points of study, in each year of full-time study.


  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Production Animal Science
  • Agricultural Economics.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL
  • And a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in Further Mathematics.

Study pathways

Students who study the Production Animal Science major and gain entry into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine will receive a minimum of 30 points of subject credit towards their first year of graduate studies. The Bachelor of Agriculture is a pathway to masters degrees in agribusiness, agricultural sciences, environmental science, business and economics. Research pathways include an honours degree, the Master of Agricultural Sciences or a research higher degree. Studies in areas such as architecture, engineering, information technology, law, psychology and teaching are also available. The Diploma in General Studies may give students guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Agriculture depending on their academic performance.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville International: $149,632
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is available for high achievers.

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