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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
Semester 1 & 2 entry
VTAC code: 3800446061
International VTAC code: 3800446063
Course CRICOS code: 037228G

Learn about the scientific, environmental, social and economic factors involved in optimising production animal health and achieving food security for a rapidly growing population.

Support animal health
Production animals make up a large component of the agricultural industry. Our innovative Production Animal Health major will launch your career in the production animal industry. Explore your passion for animal health and make a real contribution to animal welfare and productivity.

Feed the world
It is anticipated the world’s population will grow to a massive 9.5 billion by 2050. The Sustainable Production major will equip you to contribute to innovative food security solutions against a backdrop of greater climate variability and a resource-constrained environment.

Access specialist resources
Throughout the course you will have access to specialist resources at 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, farm estate, dairy, labs and communities to help ensure our planet’s food security. Be part of this dynamic and rapidly growing industry and develop contemporary skills and knowledge valued by employers.

Travel the world
Do you dream of travel? You may have the chance to explore international exchange opportunities. Recently agriculture students have been placed in Thailand, Vietnam, China and the UK – make this experience your own!

Learn on the job
Test opportunities in the agriculture industry while you study by undertaking a work placement through an internship. The internship subject integrates academic learning, employability skills and attributes, and will improveyourknowledge of organisations, workplace culture and career pathways.

Key features

  • Your agriculture expertise will be in high demand – there are only 1.1 applicants per agriculture job advertised (Elders Limited Australia, 2012).
  • 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 2015
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 EAL, 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.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more

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: