Bachelor of Agriculture

The University of Melbourne

This program allows students to learn about the scientific, environmental, social and economic factors involved in optimising production animal health and achieving food security for a rapidly growing population. With the added pressure of climate change and emerging scarcities of the primary resources required to produce food, agriculture professionals are essential to help humanity achieve and sustain such an enormous harvest. The program equips students to tackle these challenges, enabling them to make a real difference to the world's future and providing them with excellent career opportunities. Taught at the Parkville campus, with an option of studying Year 2, Semester 2 at the Dookie campus in Victoria's Goulburn Valley, students will have access to excellent resources including a dairy, vineyard, orchard, cropping and grazing operation and a commercial enterprise farm. There are a range of career opportunities in: agribusiness; agronomy; animal breeding and reproduction; animal nutrition; biotechnology; consultancy; farm management; government; international aid and development; international trade; natural resource management; research and development; resource economics. You can apply to the Bachelor of Agriculture on its own, or in a Graduate Degree Package (GDP) with the Melbourne Juris Doctor. You can apply for a GDP direct from completing an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) as a domestic or international student in Australia or as a domestic student outside Australia. See for details.

Course Fee:

International: $133,632

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in Further Mathematics.


Students will complete 300 credit points of study in total (equivalent to three years of full-time study). Most subjects are equal to 12.5 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Plant and Soil Science; Production Animal Science; Agricultural Economics.

Study Pathways:

Students who study the Production Animal Science major and gain entry into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine will receive a minimum of 30 points of subject credit towards their first year of graduate studies. The Bachelor of Agriculture is a pathway to masters degrees in agribusiness, agricultural sciences, environmental science, business and economics. Research pathways include an honours degree, the Master of Agricultural Sciences or a research higher degree. Studies in areas such as architecture, engineering, information technology, law, psychology and teaching are also available. The Diploma in General Studies may give students guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Agriculture depending on their academic performance.

Further information:

The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is available for high achievers.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville 65.7 No Full time 3 years
Dookie 65.7 No Part time 6 years
Dookie 65.7 No Full time 3 years
Parkville 65.7 No Part time 6 years

Why study with us

At the University of Melbourne, your success begins from the day you set foot on campus. 

The unique and proven Melbourne Model, Australia’s most progressive curriculum, allows you the flexibility to uncover and explore your passions, assisting you to achieve greatness, no matter what you decide to do – during your studies and for your career. From solving real-world problems to forming powerful relationships as you go, your success is already in the making.

At Melbourne, you’ll be exposed to different ideas, approaches and ways of thinking that will help you adapt and change successfully – something that’s crucial in a world where careers, jobs and employer demands are shifting as fast as you can read this.

The Melbourne Model offers pathways into law, engineering, medicine, architecture, teaching and more. Combining undergraduate and graduate study gives you a higher qualification than a double degree. In fact, 97 per cent of Melbourne undergraduates and 98 per cent of postgraduates are employed three to five years after graduating (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018).

Facilities and Services

Ideally located in the heart of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and boasts the world-class facilities, student accommodation and collaborative learning precincts only a premium, inner-city university can offer. The support Melbourne offers students – from housing advice, career and employability information, study assistance, disability and counselling – is one reason why Melbourne students are more likely to complete their degree than those at any other Australian university (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Report 2017).

With our communities of interest – including places of worship, the student union Queer Space, and Murrup Barak for Indigenous students – everyone feels welcome.

Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.

Study options

At Melbourne you’ll start with one of our undergraduate degrees. Whether it’s one of the Melbourne Model degrees in arts, biomedicine, commerce, design, music or science – or a specialist degree co-designed with industry such as agriculture, fine arts or oral health – you’ll progress through your studies while building networks, knowledge and shared experiences that will set you on the path to success. 

You can then choose to join the workforce or specialise at graduate level. And, in the meantime, study at partner institutions across the world.

Now, with a whole raft of new Graduate Degree Packages and scholarships on offer, your options and pathways are deeper and broader, and your success more assured than ever.


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