Program Overview

UNE's three-year Bachelor of Agriculture will equip you with the sought-after knowledge and practical skillset that agricultural industries need in a rapidly changing world. You will develop a solid understanding of science-based agricultural systems and essential practical skills to manage farm enterprises towards success within the industry.

High achievers within the Bachelor of Agriculture have the option of undertaking a year of research in the Bachelor of Science with Honours in an area relevant to Animal Science and/or Agronomy. Honours students complete a research project and dissertation. Graduates have the opportunity to continue research through a research master's degree or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 31,600



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Rule A Core units

72 credit points

Complete the following units:

  • Fundamentals of Agriculture (AGFN100) – 6 credit points

  • Agricultural Plants: Adaptation and Physiology (AGRO200) – 6 credit points

  • Sustainable Agricultural Systems I (AGSY101) – 6 credit points

  • Sustainable Agricultural Systems II (AGSY102) – 6 credit points

  • Animal Production Systems and Products (ANPR211) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Biology: Cells and Life (BIOL110) – 6 credit points

  • Organisms to Ecosystems (BIOL120) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Breeding and Genetics (GENE251) – 6 credit points

  • Soil Science (SOIL222) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Statistical Modelling (STAT100) – 6 credit points



Assumed Knowledge

Any two units of English, any two units of mathematics.


Recommended Studies

Agriculture, Biology and/or Chemistry. For Technology Major: Mathematics.

For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry and Mathematics.


English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*

International Fees


Your career opportunities within the agricultural industry will depend on your chosen major. Your career in agriculture will open options that could include:

  • broadacre agronomy

  • intensive and extensive animal production

  • soil science

  • agricultural consultancy

  • breeding and genetics

  • agribusiness

  • farm management

  • teaching and education (via our Master of Teaching (Secondary)).

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