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Bachelor of  Agribusiness

Program code: 2007
QTAC code: 766001
CRICOS code: 037367G


Gatton, St Lucia


3 Years full-time


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
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    Gatton, St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7
  • CRICOS code

Admissions criteria

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.


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

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted. view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Agribusiness are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application 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.

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, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $41,232
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling 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 per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

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


International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Agribusiness depends on what type of applicant you are.

Apply now to QTAC

Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, 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".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Agribusiness is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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