Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

Agriculture is about understanding the land, animals, crops and community.

For those seeking a career in the industry, our Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences is the degree of choice. It is ranked 42nd in the world and is the only Agricultural Science degree in South Australia.

What will you do?

Our hands-on approach to teaching will set you up to join this booming industry. You will: learn how to respond to global food shortages and a changing climate with sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, modern agribusiness and new technology; practice the latest methods, from adapting genes and cells for new crops to the business of livestock, and explore emerging trends, like vertical farming; build practical skills through at least 450 hours of internships and real-world learning at our working farm at Rose worthy; learn about industry-transforming technology, like drones, GPS and crop sensors; go on field trips across Australia, exploring everything from dryland farming to glasshouse systems; develop skills in agribusiness that will allow you to work in the business of farming; access the latest research, innovation and technology through government and industry partners.

Where could it take you?

Within just a few months of finishing, 91% of our graduates find full time employment**. In fact, on average there are five jobs available for every graduate. You’ll be set to improve primary production outputs in both rural and city locations. You could work as a consultant, conduct sustainability research, advise on government policy or innovate in urban and vertical farming. You might get a job in ag media, connecting farmers to their customers. Perhaps you’ll come up with ways to increase farming efficiency using modern drone technology.

Potential careers

Vineyard Management, Vineyard Operator, Vineyard Supervisor, Viticulturalist, Viticulture Officer, Livestock Scientist, Merchant Banker, Biosecurity Officer, Farmer, Geospatial Scientist, Agricultural Scientist, Animal Scientist, Microbiologist, Entomologist, Remote Sensing and GIS, Research Scientist, Laboratory Technician, Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry, Agronomist, Animal Breeding, Livestock Production, Animal Welfare.

Career Readiness

This degree gives you the highest chance of full-time employment, compared to any other degree in South Australia.

The proportion of agricultural graduates in full-time employment is 12-15% higher than graduates from other degrees.

In fact, 91% of our Bachelor of Agricultural Science graduates find full-time employment within just a few months of graduation.

You will be highly sought after for positions such as consulting in the livestock and cropping industries, banking and research as well as natural resource management.

You’ll be well-positioned for employment in industries such as:

  • advisory and regulatory services
  • agricultural and business consulting
  • agricultural production
  • agronomy
  • banking and rural finance
  • managing commercial enterprises
  • journalism, communication and marketing
  • research and technical work
  • secondary, tertiary and vocational education.

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 069204G

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$49,000.00

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