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    Bachelor of Agriculture
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    CQUniversity Australia

    Bachelor of Agriculture

    CQUniversity Australia

    CQUniversity Australia


    Australia, Rockhampton

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    Key Facts

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    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines10-Mar-2025 20-Jun-2025
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    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 36,120  / year
    Apply Date 20-Jun-2025
    Next Intake 10-Mar-2025

    Bachelor of 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 an 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 engage in 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.

    You will experience innovative course content that combines broad agricultural knowledge of livestock and cropping, with relevant technologies and agribusiness. The applied focus of the course will provide you with industry-relevant training on a firm scientific basis.

    Your core studies provide you with a well-rounded understanding of crucial agricultural facets including agricultural systems, scientific research, irrigation management, plant science and crop production, livestock production, plant and livestock breeding strategies, crop protection, food industries, agriculture technology and more.

    Your core study provides you with a strong foundation to build on as you gain an understanding of increasingly complex concepts in the context of industry-relevant problems. You will learn about emerging agricultural innovations and current technological advances. You will have the flexibility to extend your studies with a major in agribusiness or two four-unit minors in agribusiness, biotechnology, chemical analytics, environmental monitoring and management, sustainable landscapes, or food chemistry and nutrition. The course is available to study on campus, and online with a combination of delivery approaches for unit content plus block practicums in one of our agriculture locations – Rockhampton and Bundaberg.

    Throughout your studies, you will complete a professional placement unit that allows you to apply the course content to real-world situations and enhances your understanding of agriculture from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

    You will benefit from our local presence in regions that are home to a rich farming and agricultural landscape. Our courses are based in Central Queensland, where there is a diverse range of agricultural activities in livestock and crops such as cattle and sheep, cotton, grains such as wheat and sorghum, sugarcane, nuts, fruits and vegetable produce. Our local connections and reach provide you with practical and relevant experience and a solid understanding of Australia's diverse agricultural sector.

    As a student, you will experience world-class facilities at our Central Queensland Innovation Research Precinct (CQIRP) and through the 3200-hectare Belmont Research Station.

    You will benefit from a University that strives for excellence in agricultural research. Our research and teaching in agriculture are recognised among the best in the world in six different agriculture and environmental science research categories, as noted in the 2018-19 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) National Report.

    Our strong focus on research means that you will learn from leading industry experts and experienced practitioners ensuring you graduate with relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills.

    Home to the Institute of Future Farming Systems, CQUniversity offers an agricultural research program that is a world leader in delivering practical solutions which are bolstering the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the livestock and horticulture sectors.


    Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements:  

    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 documentation confirming completion of: 

    • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or 
    • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV qualification, or 
    • An 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 are an international student, additional requirements may apply, please visit international student information for more details. 

    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) iBT - Requires 75 or better overall and no score less than 17; 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. 

    Each student will be assessed individually. 

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    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
    • agritech
    • agronomy
    • cropping
    • government policy development
    • horticulture
    • industry analysis
    • landcare coordination / management
    • livestock
    • 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.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 36,120 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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