University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Rural Science

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Providing food and fibre for growing populations in Australia and worldwide in a challenging climatic environment demands graduates capable of understanding and integrating whole agricultural systems. This degree produces graduates with the scientific and communication skills and confidence to solve practical agricultural problems at farm, catchment and national levels. Fully credited exchange programs of one trimester are in place with international universities.


  • 192 credit points (equivalent to 32 standard units) inlcluding core units, listed and / or honours units
  • and 16 weeks of practical industry work experience.


  • Rural science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Recommended: Biology
  • For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry and Mathematics.


Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology

Study pathways

Students may be eligible to graduate with honours dependent on academic merit and elective unit choice. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $126,400
  • ATAR: 77.10
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 8 years

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