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Bachelor of Agriculture

3 years full time (part-time study options available)
Honours available
Parkville/Dookie campus
Available to Domestic and International students
VTAC code: 3800446061
International VTAC code: 3800446063
Course CRICOS code: 037228G

Agriculture integrates the scientific, environmental, economic and social considerations involved in managing systems for the sustainable production of food and fibre.

Help feed the world
The world’s population is anticipated to grow to a massive 11.4 billion by the mid 2060s. With a Bachelor of Agriculture, you can help achieve and sustain the enormous harvest required to feed the world in a variable climate.

Access specialist resources
You’ll have access to specialist resources at the Parkville and Dookie campuses, international centres of excellence in farming efficiency, energy systems, water management and biodiversity.

Tap into industry and government networks
In collaboration with industry and government, research is underway in our orchard, dairy, vineyard, crops, labs and communities to help secure our planet’s food security – you will be a part of this dynamic movement. Our close association with industry and government ensures you receive the training and develop the skills valued by employers.

Travel the world
If you dream of travel and new, challenging experiences, you’ll be able to explore international industry placement and exchange opportunities. Recent agriculture students have been placed in Thailand, Vietnam, China and the UK – make this experience your own!

Key features

  • Your agriculture expertise will be in high demand – there are two jobs in the sector for each agriculture graduate, with more than half of these located in capital cities.
  • Dookie campus celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2011.
  • The Production Animal Health major of the Bachelor of Agriculture is one pathway to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Majors (focus your undergraduate degree)

In this degree, you can focus on the following areas of study:

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Agriculture

Clearly-in Rank 2014
70.05 Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2014. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne entry

Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. i

Minimum ATAR 2014
70.00 Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in ESL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in Further Mathematics.


All domestic undergraduate students enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. More details on fees and student contribution amounts.

Pathway options

Once you've graduated from this degree, you can pursue your interest in the agriculture and the environment by gaining a qualification in one of the following areas:

You can also choose to undertake further study to gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas: