Program structure

Full-time students can complete the BAgriBus in 3 years by passing 4 courses each semester. Each UQ course has a "unit value" with most courses worth 2 units (#2). To earn a BAgriBus, you must complete a total of #48 (eg. 24 courses each worth #2) according to the BAgriBus requirements. The program requirements are listed below:

Students are required to obtain #48 comprising -

  • #34 of Part A (compulsory); and
  • the balance from Part B or other courses approved by the Executive Dean, including a course equivalent to year 12 Maths B, if the students has not received a sound achievement in year 12 Maths B.

Students are required to complete 30 days of Industry Practice Work Experience. This must be finished and approved at least two months prior to the end of your final semester in a minimum of two different placements.

Further information about the BAgribus rules and requirements.


Full-time Study Plan

Updated 21/01/2014


Year 1 - Semester 1

AGRC1012 Food and Fibre Case Studies I Compulsory for program
MKTG1502 Agriculture and Food Industry Marketing Compulsory for program
MGTS1960 Business Mangement I Compulsory for program
MATH1040 Basic Mathematics Compulsory for program *

*Compulsory if you have not passed Maths B in secondary school. If you received a (SA) sound achievement (or lower) for Year 12 Mathematics B it is compulsory that you take MATH1040. If you received a HA or VHA in Year 12 Mathematics B or equivalent, then you are unable to take MATH1040 and you will need to enrol into an elective course instead. You may choose elective courses from the course list. Interstate or International students CLICK HERE for Year 12 Mathematics B Equivalencies.


Year 1 - Semester 2

AGRC1010 Systems Thinking and Practice Compulsory for program
MGTS1970  Business Management II Compulsory for program
Refer to BAgribus Course List * Elective
Refer to BAgribus Course List * Elective

* Recommended Electives: AGRC1016 and ENVM2522


Year 2 - Semester 1

MGTS2961 Working with Groups and Teams Compulsory for program
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory for program
Refer to BAgribus Course List * Elective
Refer to BAgribus Course List * Elective

NB: STAT1201 replaces STAT2701 as of 2014


Year 2 - Semester 2

AGRC2000 Food and Fibre Case Studies II Compulsory for program
MKTG2961 Agribusiness Sales Compulsory for program
MKTG3960 Applied Market Research Compulsory for program
FINM3960 Investment Project Appraisal Compulsory for program

*  Recommended Elective: IBUS3960 (no longer offered)


Year 3 - Semester 1

AGRC3000  Food and Fibre Case Study III (#4 units) Compulsory for program
Refer to BAgribus Course List * Elective
Refer to BAgribus Course List * Elective

* Recommended Elective: MGTS3961 (no longer offered)


Year 3 - Semester 2

AGRC3023  Agrifood Strategy and Competitiveness Compulsory for program
MGTS3968 Food Systems and Supply Chain Management Compulsory for program
AGRC3031 Contemporary Issues in Agrifood Industry Sustainability  Compulsory for program
Refer to BAgribus Course List * Elective


Industry Connection

In your final year of study you have an opportunity to conduct an overseas marketing research project as a member of a small team of four or five students. Each team is engaged as consultants by an agribusiness firm to undertake international market research. In recent years teams have travelled to China, Japan, Italy, Dubai, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.


Agribusiness Opens Doors Overseas

As part of the agribusiness program final year students are commissioned by an agribusiness firm to complete a market research project in an Asian country, giving them the opportunity to apply their skills to a real-life business experience. Each group is presented with a project with commercial outcomes and they have to undertake the research to determine if the proposal is viable. There are few business degrees where students are given the chance to apply the business skills they have developed in the last three years in a foreign country. Due to the working relationships that the students establish with their client throughout the project a number of students are often offered jobs with these companies prior to graduation. The program, which is in its 17th year, has taken over 350 students to 16 countries and has been embraced by 50 different companies, many of which participate in the program annually.