Bachelor of Agriculture Course Structure

See below study plans to assist in structuring your Bachelor of Agriculture degree.

Production Animal Science Major

The Bachelor of Agriculture, Production Animal Science major consists of 100 credit points per year of study for three years (total 300 credit points).


Semester 2 Electives (choose 2):

AGRI20003 - Sustainable Food Systems (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI20030 - Australia in the Wine World (Dookie - July or September Intensive)
AGRI20035 - Applied Crop Production and Horticulture (Dookie)
AGRI20037 - Crop Production and Management
AGRI20040 - Enterprise Management (Dookie)
AGRI20041 - Principles of Farm Practice Change
ANSC20002 - Comparative Nutrition and Digestion
ANSC20003 - Topics in Animal Health
ANSC20004 - Animals and Society 2: Humans and Animals
FOOD20007 - Principles of Brewing (Dookie - July Intensive)
UNIB20014 - Food for a Healthy Planet II


THIRD YEAR STRUCTURE - 100 Credit Points

Note: Each subject is worth 12.5 credit points.

You must enrol in:

AGRI30038 - Professional Practice for Agriculture (Semester 2)
ANSC30008 - Production Animal Physiology (Semester 2)

Choose two or more of the following:

ANSC30003 - Applied Animal Behaviour (Semester 1)
ANSC30004 - Applied Animal Reproduction and Genetics (Semester 1)
ANSC30005 - Animal Welfare and Ethics (Semester 2)
ANSC30006 - Production Animal Health (Semester 1)
ANSC30007 - Managing Production Animal Health (Semester 2)

Choose, from the below list, the additional credits required to fulfil 100 credit points in your third year:

LEVEL 3 ELECTIVES

AGRI30011 - Innovation Change and Knowledge Transfer (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI30016 - Irrigation and Water Management (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI30030 - Livestock Production Systems (Semester 1)
AGRI30033 - Farm Management Economics (Semester 1)
AGRI30037 - Soil Management (Semester 1)
AGRI30039 - Applied Farm Economic Analysis (Commences in July prior to Semester 2)
AGRI30040 - Agribusiness Marketing and Value Chains (September Intensive)
AGRI30041 - Industry Internship (Semester 2 or Summer Term)
AGRI30042 - Plant Pathology (Semester 1)
AGRI30043 - Resource Management Economics (Semester 2)
AGRI30044 - Agricultural Trade and Policy (Semester 2)
AGRI30045 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (Semester 2)
AGRI30046 - Agronomy (Not available in 2019)
AGRI30047 - Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management (Semester 2)
AGRI30048 - Plant Breeding and Genetics (Semester 2)
ANSC30001 - Animal Disease Biotechnology 1 (Semester 1)
ANSC30002 - Animal Disease Biotechnology 2 (Semester 2)


LEVEL 2 ELECTIVES (Maximum 2 electives from this list)

AGRI20003 - Sustainable Food Systems (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI20026 - Plant Growth Processes (Semester 1)
AGRI20027 - Vine to Wine (Dookie - February Intensive)
AGRI20030 - Australia in the Wine World (Dookie - February, July, September Intensive)
AGRI20035 - Applied Crop Production and Horticulture (Dookie - Semester 2)
AGRI20037 - Crop Production and Management (Semester 2)
AGRI20040 - Enterprise Management (Dookie - Semester 2)
AGRI20041 - Principles of Farm Practice Change (Semester 2)
ANSC20002 - Comparative Nutrition and Digestion (Semester 2)
ANSC20003 - Topics in Animal Health (Semester 2)
ANSC20004 - Animals and Society 2: Humans and Animals (Semster 2)
ANSC20005 - Companion Animal Biology (Semester 1)
FOOD20007 - Principles of Brewing (Dookie - July Intensive)
UNIB20012 - Water for Sustainable Futures (Semester 1) 
UNIB20014 - Food for a Healthy Planet II (Semester 2)


Plant and Soil Science Major

The Bachelor of Agriculture, Plant and Soil Science major consists of 100 credit points per year of study for three years (total 300 credit points).


Semester 2 Electives (choose 2):

AGRI20003 - Sustainable Food Systems (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI20030 - Australia in the Wine World (Dookie - July or September Intensive)
AGRI20035 - Applied Crop Production and Horticulture (Dookie)
AGRI20036 - Ecology and Grazing Management
AGRI20040 - Enterprise Management (Dookie)
AGRI20041 - Principles of Farm Practice Change
ANSC20002 - Comparative Nutrition and Digestion
ANSC20003 - Topics in Animal Health
ANSC20004 - Animals and Society 2: Humans and Animals
FOOD20007 - Principles of Brewing (Dookie - July Intensive)
UNIB20014 - Food for a Healthy Planet II


THIRD YEAR STRUCTURE - 100 Credit Points

Note: Each subject is worth 12.5 credit points.

You must enrol in:

AGRI30016 - Irrigation and Water Management (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI30037 - Soil Management (Semester 1)
AGRI30038 - Professional Practice for Agriculture (Semester 2)
AGRI30042 - Plant Pathology (Semester 1)

Choose four of the following:

LEVEL 3 ELECTIVES

AGRI30011 - Innovation Change and Knowledge Transfer (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI30030 - Livestock Production Systems (Semester 1)
AGRI30033 - Farm Management Economics (Semester 1)
AGRI30039 - Applied Farm Economic Analysis (Commences in July prior to Semester 2)
AGRI30040 - Agribusiness Marketing and Value Chains (September Intensive)
AGRI30041 - Industry Internship (Semester 2 or Summer Term)
AGRI30043 - Resource Management Economics (Semester 2)
AGRI30044 - Agricultural Trade and Policy (Semester 2)
AGRI30045 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (Semester 2)
AGRI30046 - Agronomy (Not available in 2019)
AGRI30047 - Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management (Semester 2)
AGRI30048 - Plant Breeding and Genetics (Semester 2)
ANSC30001 - Animal Disease Biotechnology 1 (Semester 1)
ANSC30002 - Animal Disease Biotechnology 2 (Semester 2)
ANSC30003 - Applied Animal Behaviour (Semester 1)
ANSC30004 - Applied Animal Reproduction and Genetics (Semester 1)
ANSC30005 - Animal Welfare and Ethics (Semester 2)
ANSC30006 - Production Animal Health (Semester 1)
ANSC30007 - Managing Production Animal Health (Semester 2)
ANSC30008 - Production Animal Physiology (Semester 2)


LEVEL 2 ELECTIVES (Maximum 2 electives from this list)

AGRI20003 - Sustainable Food Systems (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI20027 - Vine to Wine (Dookie - February Intensive)
AGRI20030 - Australia in the Wine World (Dookie - February, July, September Intensive)
AGRI20035 - Applied Crop Production and Horticulture (Dookie - Semester 2)
AGRI20036 - Ecology and Grazing Management (Semester 2)
AGRI20040 - Enterprise Management (Dookie - Semester 2)
AGRI20041 - Principles of Farm Practice Change (Semester 2)
ANSC20001 - Animal Physiology and Growth (Semester 1)
ANSC20002 - Comparative Nutrition and Digestion (Semester 2)
ANSC20003 - Topics in Animal Health (Semester 2)
ANSC20004 - Animals and Society 2: Humans and Animals (Semster 2)
ANSC20005 - Companion Animal Biology (Semester 1)
FOOD20007 - Principles of Brewing (Dookie - July Intensive)
UNIB20012 - Water for Sustainable Futures (Semester 1) 
UNIB20014 - Food for a Healthy Planet II (Semester 2)


For students wishing to study at Dookie in Semester 2 of their third year, the below structure must be followed:


Semester 1 Electives (choose 1):

LEVEL 3 ELECTIVES

AGRI30030 - Livestock Production Systems
AGRI30033 - Farm Management Economics
ANSC30001 - Animal Disease Biotechnology 1
ANSC30003 - Applied Animal Behaviour
ANSC30004 - Applied Animal Reproduction and Genetics
ANSC30006 - Production Animal Health


LEVEL 2 ELECTIVES

AGRI20027 - Vine to Wine (Dookie - February Intensive)
AGRI20030 - Australia in the Wine World (Dookie - February Intensive)
ANSC20001 - Animal Physiology and Growth
ANSC20005 - Companion Animal Biology
UNIB20012 - Water for Sustainable Futures


Agricultural Economics Major

The Bachelor of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics major consists of 100 credit points per year of study for three years (total 300 credit points).


  Semester 1 Semester 2 (Parkville) Semester 2 (Dookie)
SECOND YEARAGRI20042 - Agricultural EconomicsAGRI20038 - Principles of Soil ScienceAGRI20038 - Principles of Soil Science
 AGRI20043 - Biochemistry in Agricultural Systems Elective 4 (see below) AGRI20036 - Ecology and Grazing Management
  Elective 2 (see below) Elective 5 (see below) AGRI20040 - Enterprise Management
  Elective 3 (see below) Elective 6 (see below) AGRI20035 - Applied Crop Production and Horticulture


Semester 1 Electives (choose 3):

AGRI20026 - Plant Growth Processes
AGRI20027 - Vine to Wine (Dookie - February Intensive)
AGRI20030 - Australia in the Wine World (Dookie - February Intensive)
AGRI20044 - Microbiology in Agriculture
ANSC20001 - Animal Physiology and Growth
ANSC20005 - Companion Animal Biology
UNIB20012 - Water for Sustainable Futures

Semester 2 Electives (choose 3):

AGRI20003 - Sustainable Food Systems (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI20030 - Australia in the Wine World (Dookie - July or September Intensive)
AGRI20035 - Applied Crop Production and Horticulture (Dookie)
AGRI20036 - Ecology and Grazing Management
AGRI20037 - Crop Production and Management
AGRI20040 - Enterprise Management (Dookie)
AGRI20041 - Principles of Farm Practice Change
ANSC20002 - Comparative Nutrition and Digestion
ANSC20003 - Topics in Animal Health
ANSC20004 - Animals and Society 2: Humans and Animals
FOOD20007 - Principles of Brewing (Dookie - July Intensive)
UNIB20014 - Food for a Healthy Planet II


THIRD YEAR STRUCTURE - 100 Credit Points

Note: Each subject is worth 12.5 credit points.

You must enrol in:

AGRI30033 - Farm Management Economics (Semester 1)
AGRI30038 - Professional Practice for Agriculture (Semester 2)

Choose two or more of the following:

AGRI30039 - Applied Farm Economic Analysis (Commences in July prior to Semester 2)
AGRI30040 - Agribusiness Marketing and Value Chains (September Intensive)
AGRI30043 - Resource Management Economics (Semester 2)

Choose, from the below list, the additional credits required to fulfil 100 credit points in your third year:

LEVEL 3 ELECTIVES

AGRI30011 - Innovation Change and Knowledge Transfer (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI30016 - Irrigation and Water Management (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI30030 - Livestock Production Systems (Semester 1)
AGRI30037 - Soil Management (Semester 1)
AGRI30041 - Industry Internship (Semester 2 or Summer Term)
AGRI30042 - Plant Pathology (Semester 1)
AGRI30044 - Agricultural Trade and Policy (Semester 2)
AGRI30045 - Applications in Precision Agriculture (Semester 2)
AGRI30046 - Agronomy (Not available in 2019)
AGRI30047 - Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management (Semester 2)
AGRI30048 - Plant Breeding and Genetics (Semester 2)
ANSC30001 - Animal Disease Biotechnology 1 (Semester 1)
ANSC30002 - Animal Disease Biotechnology 2 (Semester 2)
ANSC30003 - Applied Animal Behaviour (Semester 1)
ANSC30004 - Applied Animal Reproduction and Genetics (Semester 1)
ANSC30005 - Animal Welfare and Ethics (Semester 2)
ANSC30006 - Production Animal Health (Semester 1)
ANSC30007 - Managing Production Animal Health (Semester 2)
ANSC30008 - Production Animal Physiology (Semester 2)

LEVEL 2 ELECTIVES (Maximum 2 electives from this list)

AGRI20003 - Sustainable Food Systems (Dookie - July Intensive)
AGRI20026 - Plant Growth Processes (Semester 1)
AGRI20027 - Vine to Wine (Dookie - February Intensive)
AGRI20030 - Australia in the Wine World (Dookie - February, July, September Intensive)
AGRI20035 - Applied Crop Production and Horticulture (Dookie - Semester 2)
AGRI20036 - Ecology and Grazing Management (Semester 2)
AGRI20037 - Crop Production and Management (Semester 2)
AGRI20040 - Enterprise Management (Dookie - Semester 2)
AGRI20041 - Principles of Farm Practice Change (Semester 2)
AGRI20044 - Microbiology in Agriculture (Semester 1)
ANSC20001 - Animal Physiology and Growth (Semester 1)
ANSC20002 - Comparative Nutrition and Digestion (Semester 2)
ANSC20003 - Topics in Animal Health (Semester 2)
ANSC20004 - Animals and Society 2: Humans and Animals (Semster 2)
ANSC20005 - Companion Animal Biology (Semester 1)
FOOD20007 - Principles of Brewing (Dookie - July Intensive)
UNIB20012 - Water for Sustainable Futures (Semester 1) 
UNIB20014 - Food for a Healthy Planet II (Semester 2)


Subject Code Changes

A number of subject codes have changed in the last couple of years, this will not effect your course requirements, but you may have completed a subject pre-requisite under a different subject code.

2017 Subject code 2018 Subject code Subject name 2019 Subject code
ECON20012 ECON20012 Agricultural Economics AGRI20042
BCMB20006 BCMB20006 Biochemistry in Agricultural Systems AGRI20043
AGRI20039 MIIM20004 Microbiology in Agriculture AGRI20044
AGRI30032 BIOL30006 Plant Health and Improvement/Plant Pathology AGRI30042
ECON30028 ECON30028 Resource Management Economics AGRI30043
DASC10002 DASC10002 Animals in Society 1: Introduction ANSC10001
DASC10003 DASC10003 Animal Systems ANSC10002
DASC20010 BIOL20002 Animal Physiology and Growth ANSC20001
DASC20012 BIOL20003 Comparative Nutrition and Digestion ANSC20002
DASC20013 DASC20013 Topics in Animal Health ANSC20003
DASC20014 DASC20014 Animals and Society 2: Humans & Animals ANSC20004
DASC20011 DASC20011 Companion Animal Biology ANSC20005
VETS30011 BIOL30004 Animal Disease Biotechnology 1 ANSC30001
VETS30012 BIOL30005 Animal Disease Biotechnology 2 ANSC30002
DASC30005 BIOL30007 Applied Animal Behaviour ANSC30003
DASC30006 BIOL30008 Applied Animal Reproduction & Genetics ANSC30004
DASC30015 BIOL30010 Animal Welfare and Ethics ANSC30005
DASC30016 DASC30016 Production Animal Health ANSC30006
DASC30017 DASC30017 Managing Production Animal Health ANSC30007
DASC30018 DASC30018 Production Animal Physiology ANSC30008

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