¿Qué aprenderé?

Use your scientific, technological and practical expertise to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural practices beyond traditional cropping and animal production.

The three-year Bachelor of Agricultural Science program offers a broad range of courses covering biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, animal nutrition, land use and the environment, agri-economics, and international agricultural development.

Customise your study to suit your goals with a major in Agronomy, Horticulture or Animal Science. Each major provides insight into how to increase output in specific agricultural practices while minimising environmental and social impacts.

Learn from world-class academics who have an active research focus and strong industry connections. They’ll teach you how to apply the scientific, technological, managerial, economic and social principles of agriculture to create improved outcomes.

Enhance your skills in communication, entrepreneurship and research methodologies to build a strong career foundation. Graduate with a respected qualification or undertake an additional year of independent honours research.



Agronomy is the study of how the environment and agricultural practices can be managed to control the whole plant growth and crop production cycle. As an agronomist you will utilise a number of scientific disciplines to enhance the production of food, create healthier food, investigate plants as a future energy source and manage the environmental impacts of agriculture. You will combine the study of biological, chemical, ecological and earth sciences or genetics to examine variables such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification and fertility and the control of weeds, insects and other pests to manage the whole plant and crop production cycle.

Animal Science

Animal production is concerned with the science and management of beef and dairy cattle production, poultry, sheep, goats and pig production. In choosing animal science, you will study nutrition and reproduction (of both grazing animals and intensively housed animals), animal health and genetics, animal behaviour, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and biochemistry and pasture science. Your practical classes will be conducted in some of the best animal teaching and research amenities in the Southern Hemisphere, located on the UQ Gatton campus.


You will study diverse areas including the intensive production of fruit, vegetable, nursery and floricultural crops; turf; and the use of plants for recreational and therapeutic benefit, or to enhance the urban landscape. As a horticulturist, you will work to improve plant yield, quality, nutritional value and resistance to insects, diseases and environmental stresses through the use of scientific techniques in plant breeding, biochemistry, physiology and propagation.

Career outcomes

The agriculture sector contributes billions of dollars annually to the Australian and international economies.

You’ll find employment in organisations such as:

government departments

research institutions, including universities and CSIRO

agribusinesses, such as agricultural service companies, banks, seed companies, food producers and agricultural consultancies

biosecurity, extension and animal production enterprises

small- or large-scale organisations involved in production, post-harvest and marketing of horticultural products

feed mills, stock equipment manufacturers, and livestock and poultry health companies within allied industries.

Alternatively, you can further your research ambitions by applying for a 12-month honours program.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Agriculture and Environment



Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
A$43.504,00 (US$ 29.609) por año

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

24 Febrero 2020


Gatton Campus

The University of Queensland,



4343, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

International Baccalaureate Diploma Scores: Minimum of 26 -42. English language requirements: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; or TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; or TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; or PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; or CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; or BEP: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English plus one of Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

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. BEP - 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.

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Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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