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: $135,592

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:


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

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


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 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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