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Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)

Overview

Prepare to shape the future of agriculture. Apply scientific techniques that improve food security, environmental sustainability, and enhance human health.

Agriculture and the environment go hand in hand. Demand is high for skilled agricultural scientists to develop sustainable solutions that protects our natural resources yet meets the increasing global demand for food, fibre and biofuels.

The Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) is your opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of agricultural innovation and find solutions to key challenges faced by the industry.

Apply your expertise to an independent research project on a topic of your interest. You’ll be supervised by of one of our world-class academics with strong connections to the agricultural sector.

You’ll acquire skills in research methodologies, leadership, and research communication.

Graduate job-ready with an internationally respected qualification, or continue into a research higher degree.

Location
Gatton
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2450
AQF
Level 8
Location
Gatton
Fees
A$45248 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2450
CRICOS Code
0101742
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Access some of the best animal and veterinary facilities in the Southern Hemisphere as well as research greenhouses, nursery and more than 1000 hectares of farmlands.
  • Work under the guidance of a researcher to develop your research capabilities and enhance your critical thinking, data analysis and communication skills.
  • Open up pathways to further research opportunities, postgraduate study and exciting career options.

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

25 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Agricultural Development in Asia
  • Tropical Agriculture
  • Emerging Issues in Plant Bioscience
  • Research Communication
  • Entrepreneurship in Agriculture
  • Research Project
  • Agricultural Research Methodologies

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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Entry requirements

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $45,248

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) 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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,527

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country. 

The program code for the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) is 2450

Find out more about applying for honours study 

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Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit