New Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has announced a new degree to start in 2016. The new curriculum for the Bachelor of Agriculture has been designed to help meet the increased demand for agricultural scientists and prepare them for what is predicted to be a hugely productive century for agriculture.

The world’s population is projected to reach around 8 billion by 2025, and the export of agricultural products from Australia is set to grow to meet global demand for food.  Students of the programme will have the opportunity to work in industry during their degree, gaining the experience they need to start work straight after graduating – anywhere in the world.

The new Bachelor of Agriculture offers students the choice between specialising in three different majors – plant and soil science, animal science or economics.  The degree will be taught mainly at the main Parkville campus in Melbourne, with one semester at the Dookie campus near Shepparton, Victoria.

Professor Hinchcliff, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, explained that the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus provides agricultural science students with a uniquely valuable experience at a state-of-the-art working farm: “No other Australian university teaches agricultural science at both a city and rural campus. Dookie is the jewel in the crown of our agricultural teaching and research, and the students who learn there will come away from it with an enviable wealth of on-the-ground experience.”

If you want to go on to further study, an Honours year is available for eligible students and graduates can also continue their studies with a Masters or PhD program. Graduates who have majored in Animal Science can gain entry to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Melbourne.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne here, or contact Study Options to find out more about studying a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University.

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