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Course overview sessions
Watch an overview session for the Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Science or Diploma in General Studies. Learn about the course structure, majors and specialisations, careers, entry requirements and plenty more
Choose a specialisation
Your major is your chosen specialisation. Learn how to take care of animals or our food supply with majors across the Bachelor of Agriculture or Science
Learn about the experience
Meet students and alumni, or take a virtual reality tour of our beautiful Dookie campus
Focus on: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Interested in becoming a vet? Learn about the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and pathways for studying veterinary science
The Melbourne Curriculum
Your Melbourne experience is yours to shape. If you’re interested in agriculture, vet or food science, you can start with an undergraduate (bachelors) degree in Agriculture or Science. Over three years, you’ll be able to explore your interests while developing a deep understanding in your chosen major. These include agricultural economics or science, animal health and disease, animal science and management, biotechnology, food science, plant science, plant and soil science and production animal science.
What is breadth?
Unique to the Melbourne curriculum, breadth study allows you to tailor your course to fit your passions and career ambitions by exploring subjects outside of your core study area.
Available through the Bachelor of Science, you may choose to take a single subject; or take a sequence of three or more similar subjects called a breadth track. This can help you develop knowledge outside of science, like media and communications subject to refine writing skills to write effective reports and analysis.
Explore our world-class learning facilities
Take a look at the state-of-the-art life sciences building on our Parkville campus. The University's second 6-Star Green Star building, is a learning hub for staff and students from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
Get to know our current students
Meet our students, check out what they get up to day-to-day at uni and find out why they chose to study the Bachelor of Agriculture.
Meet Bachelor of Agriculture student, Emma
Emma knew she wanted to work directly with animals, on farms, before she started school. Growing up Emma worked on a dairy farm in New Zealand, kept pet sheep and worked with racehorses in her casual job during high school – opportunities that sparked her dream of pursing agriculture at Melbourne.
“I love the work because I am around animals all day, plus I am outside and doing physical work,” says Emma. “I love being outside when it is freezing cold, with thick fog around and frost on the cows’ backs, or when you are sweating so much because it is incredibly hot. I love the connection you make with your work dogs, through training them and working as a team to get the job done while doing what they love."
Get a taste of the Bachelor of Agriculture
Agriculture and food science is in the middle of a technological revolution, enabled by drones, remote sensing and machine learning. Join Associate Professor Sigfredo Fuentes as he leads a group applying these technologies to solve some of our biggest challenges in this bite-sized lecture.
The Diploma in General Studies: a pathway to Melbourne degrees
The Diploma in General Studies gives you the opportunity to explore a range of fields, and can be used as your pathway to a Melbourne bachelors degree. Build the skills to achieve at university while living in a close-knit and supportive community at our Dookie campus near Shepparton.
Meet Diploma in General Studies student, Ruby
Ruby’s journey to Melbourne has taken her from the inner city to a regional farm, to wineries and, she hopes, one day to a Western Australian sheep station.
"I’m from inner Melbourne, so I never thought of agriculture as a reality – it wasn’t taught at our school and no one seemed to care about it. My dad’s family are all from Western Australia and work in the industry, and I thought the wool pavilion at the Melbourne Show was the coolest, so one of my teachers suggested wool classing."
It was this passion for wool that led Ruby to the Diploma in General Studies at Melbourne’s Dookie campus, which she used as credit toward a Bachelor of Agriculture.