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Bachelor of
Agriculture
Learn about the scientifc, environmental, social and
economic factors involved in optimising production
animal health and achieving food security for a rapidly
growing population.
Duration
3 years full time
Part time available
Q
Fourth year honours available
Campus
Parkville and Dookie
First year and second year are
completed at Parkville campus,
with the exception of two subjects:
Data and Decisions and Sustainable
Food Systems. These subjects are
offered in fexible delivery mode,
including a residential component
at Dookie campus. The third year of
the Sustainable Production major
is taught in fexible delivery mode
at Dookie. The third year of the
Production Animal Health major
is taught predominantly at the
Parkville campus.
Entry
Production Animal Health major:
Semester 1
Sustainable Production major:
Semester 1 or 2
Contact hours (frst year)
W
Semester 1: Approximately
22 hours per week
Semester 2: Approximately
16 hours per week
Q
Part-time study not available to most
international students due to visa
restrictions
W
Based on full-time study load
Quick facts
ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF
AGRICULTURE
Support animal health
Our innovative new Production Animal
Health major will launch your career
in the production animal industry.
This major is delivered in partnership
by the Faculty of Veterinary Science
and Melbourne School of Land and
Environment.
Feed the world
It is anticipated the world’s population
will grow to a massive 11.4 billion by the
mid 2060s. By selecting the Sustainable
Production major, you will be well
placed to contribute to the innovations
needed to meet the challenge of food
security against a backdrop of greater
climate variability and a resource-
constrained environment.
Access specialist resources
Throughout the course you will
have access to specialist resources
at Parkville and Dookie campuses:
international centres of excellence in
farming effciency, energy systems,
water management and biodiversity.
Tap into industry and
government networks
In collaboration with industry and
government, research is underway in
our orchard, vineyard, crops, dairy, labs
and communities to help ensure our
planet’s food security. Be part of this
dynamic and rapidly growing industry
and develop contemporary skills and
knowledge valued by employers.
Travel the world
If you dream of travel, this course
allows you to explore international
exchange opportunities. Recent
agriculture students have been placed
in Thailand, Vietnam, China and the
UK – make this experience your own!
MAJOR AREAS OF STUDY
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Production Animal Health
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Sustainable Production
CAREER OUTCOMES
Our graduates are employed in careers
including:
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Agribusiness
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Agronomy
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Aid and development
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Biotechnology
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Consulting
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Extension
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Farm management
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International trade
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Natural resource management
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Policy
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Product development
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Production animal health
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Quality assurance
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Resource economics.
HONOURS
If you choose to undertake the fourth
(honours) year, you’ll devise a research
project in close collaboration with
your lecturers and industry advisers.
You’ll develop knowledge of research
methods and experiment design, and
skills to communicate effectively with
scientifc and non-scientifc audiences.
Our honours students are working
to make a real difference. Recent
projects are investigating the impact
of wind farms on rural communities,
the impact of climate change on new
wheat varieties, and reducing methane
production in cattle, sheep and goats.
Up to
$240000
in agriculture scholarships
on offer