Bachelor of Agriculture
|Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Next start term||Term 1, 2024|
|Study mode||On Campus|
The Bachelor of Agriculture will equip you with the agriculture knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills required to play important professional roles in improving productivity and sustainability of modern agriculture. The course has an applied focus that will provide you with industry relevant training on a firm scientific basis. A suite of eight core units will provide the strong foundation you will use to acquire understanding of increasingly complex concepts in the context of industry relevant problems. A series of eight discipline units starting in year 2 will help you build your systemic thinking and you will learn about emerging agricultural innovations and current technological advances, culminating in a capstone unit where you reinforce and apply the principles and thinking skills acquired throughout the course to address challenging case studies. Through the professional placement or research project, you will apply the theoretical and practical knowledge gained in your degree to an authentic professional work or research environment.
Eight extension units offer great choices to creatively combine your agriculture core knowledge with other disciplines to give you an additional edge as a professional. You will profit from the University's research excellence in agriculture and its focus on regional and industry engagement through the opportunities to learn from leading industry experts, interact with top researchers, hear from experienced practitioners and engagement activities such as summer research projects, conferences attendance, or international activities. The Bachelor of Agriculture course prepares you for the rigours of the real world and ensures you have the skills to make a difference in the context of the emerging opportunities that a highly technical agricultural industry provides.
- Real-world Learning Facilities
- Local Networks
- Strong Research Connections
Completion of the Bachelor of Agriculture will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in areas such as:
- agribusiness support sectors such as banking, consultancy, marketing, trading and logistics
- government policy development
- industry analysis
- landcare coordination / management
- production enterprise
Employment opportunities exist within public and private sectors for example in management, consulting and research in cropping, agribusiness, horticulture, landcare, sustainability and livestock management.
Structure & Availability
Course structureYou are required to complete 16 core units and either:
- an eight-unit minor in agribusiness in depth or animal and plant biology in-depth, or
- two four-unit minors from either food chemistry and nutrition; entrepreneurship; or sustainable landscapes.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed a study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1, 2024||Rockhampton|
|Term 2, 2024||Rockhampton|
Compulsory residential schools will be conducted in Bundaberg and/or Rockhampton.
Agribusiness in Depth minor
Combine your agricultural studies with the foundations of business in this minor to extend your employment opportunities.
Animal and Plant Biology in Depth minor
This minor pairs with the Applied Chemistry major for a strong foundation in both chemistry and biology. You'll explore biology with a genetic, microbiological, ecological and physiological focus on Australian flora and fauna.
This minor supports the combination of agriculture and your startup aspirations.
Food Chemistry and Nutrition minor
Build your knowledge in human nutrition, public health nutrition, food science and fundamental chemistry principles.
Liberal Studies minor
This minor has been designed to support credit, articulation agreements and transition arrangements. Please contact Course Advice for further information.
Sustainable Landscapes minor
Build upon your specialisation with modern environmental science and Australian geography units.
Professional Placement or Project - BIOL12050
This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment. Students will undertake either a) an industry placement, or b) a short research project for 120 hours. They will report on their experience in an appropriate format, identifying the nature of the work and activities undertaken. They will also reflect on how the knowledge gained and the skills developed during placement relate to their course of study and their future career.
Biology and Mathematical Methods
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
If you are an international student, visit our international student information for more details.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|International Indicative First Term Fee||A$17,280|
|International Indicative First Year Fee||A$33,120|
Please note the following important information:
- Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
- Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
- Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
- The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
- Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
- It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
- The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
- Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
- Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
- International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).
Please refer to our international course fees page.
How to apply
Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.