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Bachelor of Agricultural Science

University of Tasmania
Length: 4 - 7 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Location: Tasmania
Language: English

Program Description

Agricultural scienceThe Bachelor of Agricultural Science is a four-year full-time degree programme, although there is the possibility of studying on a part-time basis for a duration of no longer than 7 years,

The objectives of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree are to: provide a sound basis in the physical and biological sciences and an introduction to the main subject areas; provide, in the final two years of study, opportunity for specialisation and advanced study of the major discipline areas of agricultural science; and to produce graduates with scientific knowledge and skills in the principles of agricultural production and sustainable resource management that meet the needs of industry, business and government.

Agricultural Science students enrol in both majors, the minor and choose 8 additional advanced units and 4 student electives.

The combinations below are study options which should be studied together, eg majors, minors or individual units which should be studied in conjunction with each other, and/or study options which are compulsory in this course:

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science Additional Advanced units - Adv Agricultural Discipline Study A & B
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science Additional Advanced units - Industry Project A & B
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science Additional Advanced units - Ag Science Hons Thesis A & B

The degree provides an excellent basis for a professional career in agriculture, with wide-ranging opportunities nationally and overseas. Graduates of the Agricultural Science course can pursue careers in agribusiness, research, production agriculture or horticulture, resource management, business management, government agencies, education, forestry, aquaculture, food processing, food technology, waste management, marine and Antarctic research.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the Bachelor of Agricultural Science must meet the following requirements:

TCE Satisfactory Achievement (SA) result or higher in CHM315109 Chemistry (or a pass in the foundation unit KRA001), and MTA315109 Mathematics Applied or MTM315109 Mathematics Methods (or a pass in the foundation unit KMA003); or a TCE score of 80 or more (students lacking the Chemistry prerequisite will still need to enrol in the bridging unit).

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania, in the Australian state of Tasmania, was officially founded on 1st January 1890 and is one of the oldest universities in Australia. The University of Tasmania is classed within the top two per cent of Universities...

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Hobart, Tasmania

Tasmania, Australia


Separated from the rest of Australia by the 240km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is an island apart – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly, welcoming people, a pleasant, temperate climate, wonderful food and wine, and a rich history. With a total population of over 500,000, Tasmania provides a relaxed lifestyle that combines cosmopolitan cultural diversity with a breathtaking natural...

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University of Tasmania

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7005 Sandy Bay

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