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Bachelor of Agricultural Science
The University of Queensland - Gatton

Course outline

Shape the future of the production of food and fibre. Apply scientific techniques that improve food security, environmental sustainability, and enhance human health. Study, 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. Learn from world-class researchers with strong industry connections. Access specialist agricultural facilities at UQ’s Gatton campus. Gain valuable hands-on experience through industry placements, case studies and fieldwork. Develop an understanding of current and emerging trends in agricultural innovation. Combine this degree with a Bachelor of Agribusiness, and complete two degrees in four years (Bachelor of QTAC code: 766601). Further study is available in a research-based honours program. For more information, visit Bachelor of Agricultural Science at UQ.

Note

All study during years 1 to 3 is completed at Gatton campus.

Majors

Agronomy; animal science; horticulture.

Other requirements

Students are exposed to animals and agricultural environments as part of their learning. Immunisation against Q fever is mandatory and students will be required to provide evidence of immunisation upon commencement of the program. Immunisation against tetanus is recommended.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended study
Agricultural Science or Biology (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
73.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

98.30

81.00

73.35

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

81.00

73.35

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

10

<5*

0

8

0

0

N/P#

25

Percentage of all students

40.0%

<5*

0.0%

32.0%

0.0%

0.0%

N/P#

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

Seed companies; food producers; agricultural consultancies; production; post-harvest and marketing organisations; biosecurity; animal production enterprises.

Course Code
762019
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

Fee
CSP/$5030 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Primary industries and environment
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Darling Downs & South West QLD
 
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