Bachelor of  Agribusiness

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


Gatton, St Lucia


3 Years full-time


Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)

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

  • The Bachelor of Agribusiness will teach you about the commercial side of agriculture, both in Australia and internationally. You will cover all aspects of the growing, processing, trading and financing of food and fibres, and gain valuable transferable business skills.
  • Study farming and agriculture, including the management and sustainability of the agrifood value chain, and sharpen your business acumen with relevant, up-to-date knowledge of accounting, marketing and logistics.
  • Experience city and rural living while you study at two campuses in your first year. You will study business courses at UQ St Lucia in the award-winning UQ Business School, and take agriculture courses at UQ's specialist rural Gatton campus.
  • Learn from internationally respected business experts and graduate with the confidence that you will find almost immediate employment within the food and fibre industries in managerial, administrative or research roles.

Agribusiness plays a vital role in the global economy. With a UQ qualification, you can enter one of the world's most rapidly changing industries, ready to make a valuable contribution.

  • Why study

    Leader on global issues

    Embark on your career with the best skill set available. UQ is consistently Australia’s top institution for agricultural research and is ranked 17th in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Careers

    Double your opportunities

    Improve your employment prospects and broaden your skills and knowledge by combining your Bachelor of Agribusiness with a program in Equine Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Veterinary Technology or Wildlife Science. See 'Program details' for options.

  • Employability

    Put theory into practice

    Undertake industry experience and placements with an agribusiness enterprise, such as a horse stud, fruit nursery, farm or food manufacturing plant. Your final-year major group project will focus on commercial outcomes and may include international market research.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Broaden your horizons

    Gain hands-on experience in remarkable locations around the world. Agribusiness students have travelled to countries including China, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand as part of a final-year overseas marketing project.

Career outcomes

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

You'll find employment in roles related to:

  • agribusiness management
  • agribusiness research
  • agripolitics
  • 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.

Many students are offered jobs prior to graduation.

Find out more about careers that started in science

  • Campus Life

    Mix science with socialising

    Connect with peers who share your passion for science, sport or social activity by joining one of the many clubs or societies at UQ. Getting involved in campus life can help you build personal and professional connections, and make lifelong friends.

    Find out more
  • Students

    Get the most out of your studies

    Find out about compulsory or recommended courses, plan your upcoming semester and create a successful path for your degree, using the Science Study Planner.

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  • 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
  • Why study

    Meet Angus, he studies Agribusiness at UQ


  • Program code
  • QTAC code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
  • 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.

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.

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 $43,504
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Agribusiness for the 2020 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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