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Bachelors of Agribusiness / Agricultural Science

Overview

Improve your employment prospects and broaden your skills and knowledge by combining your Bachelor of Agricultural Science with an Agribusiness program.

This four-year dual program will develop your business skills and deep scientific expertise to prepare you for a career in the agriculture sector in Australia and overseas. You'll study the scientific and managerial principles required to help commercial farmers sustainably increase their output of food and fibre with the least environmental and social impact.

Under the Agribusiness program, you'll learn about marketing, finance, people management and technology along the agrifood value chain, and study business courses in accounting, economics and market research.

For the Agricultural Science component of your program, you'll specialise in Agronomy, Animal Science or Horticulture, and graduate ready to enter the workforce in innovative management positions.

During your studies, you'll benefit from interacting with industry representatives, undertaking professional placements or internships and the Summer Research Scholarships program.

This Agribusiness program has been developed in close and ongoing collaboration with the international and Australian agricultural sector to prepare you for a career in global agriculture. You'll be taught by internationally ranked business experts, ensuring you receive the most relevant, up-to-date knowledge and practical experience.

Location
Gatton, St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
766601
Program Code
2449
AQF
Level 7
Location
Gatton, St Lucia
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
766601
Program Code
2449
CRICOS Code
0100493
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Enjoy exceptional learning experiences with highly awarded teachers, and 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.
  • Join one of Australia's leading agribusiness programs and learn from internationally respected business experts.
  • Enhance your studies with practical experiences including case studies, research projects and agribusiness site visits.
  • Benefit from a program developed in close collaboration with the agricultural sector, both in Australia and internationally.

44 in the world for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

91 in the world for natural science

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agronomist
  • Research manager
  • Crop scientist
  • Animal technician
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Animal health officer
  • Horticulturalist
  • Propagator
  • Plant scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

compared.edu.au

Next steps after graduation

Your scientific expertise and knowledge of agribusiness managerial principles will place you in high demand within the Australian and international agriculture sectors.

You’ll graduate with a keen market focus, commercial awareness, innovative approach, and relevant technical skills.

You can expect to find employment in:

  • government departments and agencies
  • research institutions, including universities and CSIRO
  • banks, financial institutions, and investment and insurance companies
  • agribusinesses, such as agricultural service companies, seed companies, food producers and agricultural consultancies
  • biosecurity, extension and animal production enterprises
  • organisations involved in production, post-harvest and marketing of horticultural products
  • commodity trade, sales and marketing companies
  • export marketing and management companies
  • feed mills, stock equipment manufacturers, and livestock and poultry health companies within allied industries
  • property management companies
  • supply chain management organisations
  • tourism bodies.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
117727

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

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

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Agb/BAgriSc for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median7 / 877 / 87
Lowest10 / 7910 / 81

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

1442.42%

(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
1133.33%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
515.15%

International students

<5<5

Total

33100%

"<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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Agricultural Science 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

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Agronomy

Build your knowledge of how the environment and agricultural practices can be managed to control the whole plant growth and crop production cycle.

You'll learn to utilise a number of scientific disciplines to enhance food production, create healthier food, investigate plants as a future energy source and manage the environmental impacts of agriculture.

You'll combine the study of biological, chemical, ecological and earth sciences, or genetics to examine variables such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification and fertility and the control of weeds, insects and other pests.

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Animal Science

This major focuses on the science and management of production animals, including beef and dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, goats and pigs.

You'll study nutrition and reproduction (of both grazing animals and intensively housed animals), animal health and genetics, animal behaviour, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and biochemistry and pasture science.

Your practical classes will be conducted in some of the best animal teaching and research facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Horticulture

In this major you'll study areas as diverse as the intensive production of fruit, vegetable, nursery and floricultural crops and turf, and the use of plants for recreational and therapeutic benefit or to enhance the urban landscape.

You'll learn to improve plant yield, quality, nutritional value and resistance to insects, diseases and environmental stresses through the use of scientific techniques in plant breeding, biochemistry, physiology and propagation.

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Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Agronomy

Build your knowledge of how the environment and agricultural practices can be managed to control the whole plant growth and crop production cycle.

You'll learn to utilise a number of scientific disciplines to enhance food production, create healthier food, investigate plants as a future energy source and manage the environmental impacts of agriculture.

You'll combine the study of biological, chemical, ecological and earth sciences, or genetics to examine variables such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification and fertility and the control of weeds, insects and other pests.

View

Animal Science

This major focuses on the science and management of production animals, including beef and dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, goats and pigs.

You'll study nutrition and reproduction (of both grazing animals and intensively housed animals), animal health and genetics, animal behaviour, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and biochemistry and pasture science.

Your practical classes will be conducted in some of the best animal teaching and research facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Horticulture

In this major you'll study areas as diverse as the intensive production of fruit, vegetable, nursery and floricultural crops and turf, and the use of plants for recreational and therapeutic benefit or to enhance the urban landscape.

You'll learn to improve plant yield, quality, nutritional value and resistance to insects, diseases and environmental stresses through the use of scientific techniques in plant breeding, biochemistry, physiology and propagation.

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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 $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Agricultural Science for the 2020 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 Bachelors of Agribusiness/Agricultural Science 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 $10,047

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Agricultural Science for one 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

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

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

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

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Agricultural Science is 766601.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Agricultural Science is 2449.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

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Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • 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

Admissions schemes

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

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

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

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 entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

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

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