Bachelor of Agriculture From Central Queensland University

Program Overview

The agricultural industry is faced with new and emerging challenges creating a need for graduates who have practical experience, knowledge of cutting-edge technology and the leadership potential to help drive adoption of innovation at every stage of primary production. The Bachelor of Agriculture prepares you for the rigours of the ‘real’ world and ensures graduates are skilled to make a difference in the context of the emerging opportunities that a high tech agricultural industry provides.

The course delivers the right mix of skills-based training and research-led teaching to succeed in today’s agribusiness, livestock and cropping industries. Thanks to our partnership with local industry, such as Victoria’s Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST), you’ll benefit from project-based training on extensive crop, dairy, sheep, equine and beef production facilities. Graduates from RIST can apply for direct entry into the Bachelor of Agriculture.

The first year of the Bachelor of Agriculture will provide the foundation framework that you will use to develop increasingly complex learnings developed in the context of industry-relevant problems. In the second year, you will build your core skills by developing your systematic thinking by learning about emerging agricultural innovation through an industry placement. You will select to complete either a major in agribusiness or two out of three minors in livestock, cropping or business, during the course. In your third year, you will acquire information about agricultural practices and technology and develop advanced-level technical and people-management skills. You will complete the course by producing a real-world consulting project that will address a client-driven whole-of-system problem.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 33,120




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Year 1 - Term 1

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

  • Introduction to Agricultural Systems    

  • Life Science Laboratory    

  • Scientific Research Fundamentals    


Year 1 - Term 2

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

  • Soil and Irrigation Management    

  • Plant Science and Crop Production    

  • Livestock Production    

  •  Plant and Livestock Breeding Strategies    


Year 2 - Term 1

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

  •  Driving Productivity in Food Production Systems    

  •  Animal Health and Welfare    


Year 2 - Term 2

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

  •  Specialised Food Industries    

  •  Weeds, Pests and Plant Diseases    


Year 2 - Term 3

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

  •  Professional Placement or Project    


Year 3 - Term 1

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

  •  Social Licence to Operate    


Year 3 - Term 2

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

  • Agricultural Extension    

  • Agriculture Technology Transformation: The Future of Food and Fibre    

  • Resource Smart Food Production: More With Less

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.

Tuition Fees

International Indicative First Year Fee  

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.


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