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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 protect our natural resources yet meet 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 (21 Feb, 2022)
Program Code
2450
AQF
Level 8
Location
Gatton
Fees
A$44464 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
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.

16 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2022

Watch UQ Gatton virtual campus tour on YouTube.

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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)

$54K–$62K

compared.edu.au

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Agricultural Science or Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Agricultural Science or Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the 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

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$3,985

2022

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $44,464

2022

Learn more about undergraduate fees

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

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

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

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

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 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

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