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Combine science knowledge and expertise to help communities and businesses feed nine billion people by 2050.

La Trobe’s Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences gives you the opportunity to learn and apply biological knowledge and scientific skills both in industry and in research labs.

Discover the relationship between soil, plants, animals, humans, climate and economics, with a focus on sustainability and animal welfare. Learn how to increase food production under a changing climate, manage land in a sustainable and profitable way, and take on an advisory role in agriculture and farming practices.

La Trobe’s program is only one of two science Bachelor Degrees in the state, and our research is rated well above world standard* for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Plant Biology, Animal Production, and Crop and Pasture Production.

Our unique AgriBio Centre is Victoria's main research facility for preventing and controlling plant diseases, and gives you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from academics who can translate industry focus to the classroom.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences may apply for membership with AG Institute Australia.** The AG Institute is Australia’s peak body for agricultural and natural resource management professionals and supports professionals and promotes research and development in agri-industry and improving training of the agri-industry workforce.

Members of the AG Institute will have access to the resources, network and specialised professional development opportunities that only being a member of a professional body can bring.

Career opportunities

The job outlook for graduates is great, with a strong demand from industry. Our Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at La Trobe will prepare you for a career in a range of fields, including :

  • Agriculture
  • Finance
  • International development
  • Scientific research and development
  • Biotechnology

Our graduates find work in rural and urban settings with organisations including:

  • agribusiness firms
  • consultancies
  • biotech institutes
  • state and federal government
  • humanitarian organisations.

Our graduates are highly employable, many have gone on to work in a range of businesses, both governmental, private, and NGO’s.

*ERA 2015

**Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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Course details for local students

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Albury-Wodonga 50.05
Melbourne 55.5
Duration:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Prerequisites:
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences may apply for membership with Ag Institute Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements:
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus:
A study score of 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods ( CAS ), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional costs (other than health insurance):
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation, travel - may also apply.
Additional information:
Please note: students enrolling at the Albury-Wodonga campus must transfer to the Melbourne campus for the last two years of the course.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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Combine theory with practice

There is a huge demand for agricultural scientists in this rapidly growing industry.

Enquire now

Choose Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at La Trobe

Combine science knowledge and expertise to help communities and businesses feed nine billion people by 2050.

La Trobe’s Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences gives you the opportunity to learn and apply biological knowledge and scientific skills both in industry and in research labs.

Discover the relationship between soil, plants, animals, humans, climate and economics, with a focus on sustainability and animal welfare. Learn how to increase food production under a changing climate, manage land in a sustainable and profitable way, and take on an advisory role in agriculture and farming practices.

La Trobe’s program is only one of two science Bachelor Degrees in the state, and our research is rated well above world standard* for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Plant Biology, Animal Production, and Crop and Pasture Production.

Our unique AgriBio Centre is Victoria's main research facility for preventing and controlling plant diseases, and gives you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from academics who can translate industry focus to the classroom.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences may apply for membership with AG Institute Australia.** The AG Institute is Australia’s peak body for agricultural and natural resource management professionals and supports professionals and promotes research and development in agri-industry and improving training of the agri-industry workforce.

Members of the AG Institute will have access to the resources, network and specialised professional development opportunities that only being a member of a professional body can bring.

Career opportunities

The job outlook for graduates is great, with a strong demand from industry. Our Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences at La Trobe will prepare you for a career in a range of fields, including :

  • Agriculture
  • Finance
  • International development
  • Scientific research and development
  • Biotechnology

Our graduates find work in rural and urban settings with organisations including:

  • agribusiness firms
  • consultancies
  • biotech institutes
  • state and federal government
  • humanitarian organisations.

Our graduates are highly employable, many have gone on to work in a range of businesses, both governmental, private, and NGO’s.

*ERA 2015

**Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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Course details for international students

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences (077310E)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount ($A):
37 200
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
3 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English; TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22; Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course; English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher; or approved international equivalent.
Special requirements:
An essential requirement of the agricultural science degree is 12 weeks approved industry experience taken during vacations. International applicants are advised to ensure they have the correct visa to undertake this work placement.
Professional recognition:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences may apply for membership with Ag Institute Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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