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Bachelor of  Agribusiness

Program code: 2007
QTAC code: 766001
OP Guarantee Scheme: Yes

Min. selection threshold






Minimum selection threshold


Gatton, St Lucia


3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

Discover the commercial world behind agriculture as you learn about the value chain that links producers with consumers in one of the leading agribusiness programs in the country.

  • The Bachelor of Agribusiness will teach you about the commercial side of agriculture, both in Australia and internationally, as you cover the growing, processing, trading and financing of food and fibres.
  • Study farming and agriculture, including management and sustainability of the agrifood value chain, which links producers with consumers. You will also sharpen your business acumen through courses in accounting, marketing and logistics.
  • Put theory into practice through site visits, case studies and research projects. In your final year, you will undertake a major project working collaboratively within an agribusiness organisation as a member of a small team.
  • Study at both St Lucia and Gatton. Courses at St Lucia are taught by the UQ Business School and courses at Gatton are taught by the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Both are ranked among the best in the world.

Globally the food and agribusiness industry is worth in excess of $5 trillion annually – and our graduates have the business skills and industry knowledge to develop a rewarding career that contributes to the world's largest industry.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ is ranked first in Australia and fifth in the world for Agriculture research (2017 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities).

  • Fast Facts

    Join a growing profession

    Deloitte identifies agribusiness as one of the "fantastic five" sectors tipped to take over from mining as the key drivers of growth within the Australian economy (Agribusiness Bulletin,, 2018).

  • Beyond the classroom

    Learn about the world

    Agribusiness students have travelled to countries including China, Italy, United Arab Emirates, and Thailand as a part of a final-year overseas marketing project. Many of our students have also been offered jobs prior to graduation.

  • Alumni
    “I really enjoyed how 'real life' my degree was. We often went out of the classroom to farms, multiple different agribusinesses, the port, and workplaces. Applying what we were learning to real-life contexts and actual businesses made it not only more interesting, but I was able to see where I could apply my learnings." Stephanie Cook, Bachelor of Agribusiness (2012)
    Territory Manager, Australian Wheat Board

Career outcomes

You will be internationally oriented and job-ready for agribusiness management positions, with your keen market focus, commercial awareness, innovativeness, and relevant technical skills.

Agribusiness graduates find almost immediate employment in the food and fibre industries in managerial, administrative or research roles related to:

  • agribusiness management
  • agribusiness research
  • agri-politics
  • banking, finance, investment and insurance
  • commodity trading, sales and marketing
  • export marketing and management
  • policy development and analysis in agricultural and regional agencies
  • property management
  • roles within government departments in Australia and overseas
  • supply chain management
  • tourism.

  • Campus Life

    Live on campus

    Many students choose to live on Gatton campus in the Halls of Residence, which offers accommodation for over 400 students.

  • Campus Life

    Get the best of both worlds

    During the program, students get to experience life in the city and the country, and learn from experts in business and agriculture. UQ's Gatton campus is home to 1068 hectares of farmland – that's nearly ten times the size of the entire St Lucia campus.

  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    Student organisations like the Agribusiness Association, the UQ Business Association, and the Gatton Students' Association provide plenty of opportunities for you to network. socialise and build relationships outside of the classroom.

  • Why study

    Get to know Gatton campus



  • Program code
  • QTAC code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    Gatton, St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Admissions criteria


Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and either Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Bachelor of Agribusiness in 2018:

11 76 26

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2018

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Bachelor of Agribusiness:

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest3 / 95 2 / 97
Median10 / 79 10 / 79
Lowest11 / 76 11 / 76

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure


The courses offered in the Bachelor of Agribusiness are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Agribusiness. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Student profile

The table below shows the most recent student intake in the Bachelor of Agribusiness in Semester 1, 2018:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study9 32.14%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study<5 <5
(C) Work and life experience<5 <5
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
12 42.86%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
0 0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
0 0%
International students5 17.86%
Total28 100%

Student profiles show your likely peer group in a program. They are not the basis for admission to a program.

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Agribusiness:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance


Domestic places in the Bachelor of Agribusiness are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,379
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Agribusiness for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Students undertaking the overseas marketing project will be expected to fund their own travel etc.


The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying to QTAC

Apply now to QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Agribusiness need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Agribusiness is 766001. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

Apply now to QTAC

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university. Many of these dates are managed by organisations that are independent of UQ.

A good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a "course” we call a "program".

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

Admission schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple and certain as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Admission pathways

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the typical entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Read more about admission pathways

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