The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Agriculture

The University of Melbourne

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

This program allows students to learn about the scientific, environmental, social and economic factors involved in optimising production animal health and achieving food security for a rapidly growing population. With the added pressure of climate change and emerging scarcities of the primary resources required to produce food, agriculture professionals are essential to help humanity achieve and sustain such an enormous harvest. The program equips students to tackle these challenges, enabling them to make a real difference to the world's future and providing them with excellent career opportunities. Taught at the Parkville campus, with an option of studying Year 2, Semester 2 at the Dookie campus in Victoria's Goulburn Valley, students will have access to excellent resources including a dairy, vineyard, orchard, cropping and grazing operation and a commercial enterprise farm. There are a range of career opportunities in: agribusiness; agronomy; animal breeding and reproduction; animal nutrition; biotechnology; consultancy; farm management; government; international aid and development; international trade; natural resource management; research and development; resource economics. You can apply to the Bachelor of Agriculture on its own, or in a Graduate Degree Package (GDP) with the Melbourne Juris Doctor. You can apply for a GDP direct from completing an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) as a domestic or international student in Australia or as a domestic student outside Australia. See for details.


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.


  • 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
  • ATAR: 70
  • ATAR: 70

Further information

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

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