The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Agricultural Science

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100492

Level of study: Undergraduate


Prepare to shape the future of agriculture and tackle global challenges. Gain the expertise to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural practices.

As the world’s population continues to expand, demand is high for agricultural scientists who can find sustainable solutions to the complex challenges of food security, nutritive value and climate change.

In the Bachelor of Agricultural Science, you'll learn from world-class academics with an active research focus and strong industry connections. They’ll teach you to apply and integrate the scientific, technological, managerial, economic and social principles of agriculture to improve livestock and cropping outcomes for small, medium and large-scale farming operations.

You can enhance your skills with a 120-hour industry placement, where you'll build a strong understanding of current and emerging trends in agricultural innovation.

Graduate job-ready with an internationally respected qualification, or undertake an additional year of independent honours research to focus on a specific topic.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agronomist
  • Animal technician
  • Horticulturalist
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Research manager
  • Animal management officer
  • Propagator
  • Crop scientist
  • Animal health officer
  • Plant scientist

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  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Horticulture

Entry criteria

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

English Proficiency

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.


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072