Agricultural science is one of the most sought after courses today given the way food crisis have begun to govern economies. Green food or organic agriculture is also fast catching up and is one of the ‘hot’ courses for they find huge practical applications as more and people become aware of the harm pesticides and excessive fertilisers have on the human system. The agricultural science courses offered by many universities of repute in Australia offer plenty of scope and training for students for taking up agriculture either as a profession or as a research interest.

Course Type

Both undergraduate as well as post graduate courses are available in this field. Aquaculture also forms a branch of agricultural science. Undergraduate courses include Bachelors in Agricultural sciences, Diploma in Agricultural Sciences, Masters in Farm Technology, Masters in Agriculture or Masters in Aquaculture. With green fertile soil in the country, those who pursue these courses immediately find a job as a farm manager, agricultural technical officer or agricultural scientist.

The undergraduate courses usually last for four years. The first three years involve training and learning through practical work. Practical work may also involve excursions and field trips to the various agricultural farms. These visits help the students understand the implications of what they are studying. A practical experience coupled with strong fundamentals in theory taught by the experienced staff in these Australian universities develops strong knowledge in the students.

After the completion of basics in agricultural sciences at the undergraduate level, one may wish to pursue a post graduation in the same field. Post graduation gives you areas where you may wish to specialise in. For those looking to pursue a doctoral degree or take up research in this subject can also do so after doing their post graduate. Advantages include a higher paying job after finishing their course of study.

Admission Deadlines and Requirements

The course commences twice a year, once in the month of July and another semester in the month of February. The visa processing usually takes three months, hence it is advisable to start you application process five months in advance. Requirement of IELTS score is taken into consideration if you are from a non English speaking country. Some universities may ask for the completion of basics in chemistry and mathematics. For more details on the admission process and requirements, please fill in our form and we would be glad to help you realise your Australian dream of higher education.

Agriculture Courses
Master of Agricultural Studies

University of Queensland
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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science)

University of Adelaide
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Graduate Diploma in Viticulture

University of Adelaide
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Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management

Charles Sturt University
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Graduate Certificate in Plant Health and Biosecurity

University of Adelaide
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Bachelor of Agricultural Science/Bachelor of Business

La Trobe University
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Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture with Honours

University of Tasmania
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Master of Agricultural Business

University of Adelaide
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