Bachelor of Agriculture (BAg) course guide

Resources for current students of the Bachelor of Agriculture (BAg) – your opportunity to use science, technology and business to tackle critical sustainability issues and build a career with lasting impact.

Welcome to the Bachelor of Agriculture!

Congratulations on receiving your offer to study the Bachelor of Agriculture! We know that you have lots of questions about your studies and we want to ensure that you have a smooth transition to university life here at the School of Agriculture, Ecosystem, Food and Forest Sciences.

Accepting your offer

Accept your offer via the Student Portal or the Application Portal.

Getting started

After you have accepted your offer, visit the Get Started at Melbourne site to plan your course and enrol in subjects. This will guide you through how to use all the key resources needed to understand your course requirements, create a course map, enrol in subjects, and create your timetable

Get Started at Melbourne

New student checklist

Make sure you utilise the New Student Checklist!

New Student Checklist

BAg Orientation

Date: 17 July 2023
Time: 10:30am - 1pm
Location:  Malaysia Theatre (Basement), Glyn Davis Building

At BAg Orientation, you will be able to get familiar with Agricultural Studies at the University of Melbourne, learn how to prepare for your first few weeks of class and how to make the most out of your degree, and find out who your lecturers are.

And make sure you also head to the university-wide Undergraduate Commencement Festival where you can grab some food, listen to music and link up with other new students, as well as other relevant events!

You can register for BAg Orientaton, and all other Orientation events through the below page:

Melbourne Orientation Events

Tools and resources


The Handbook is the University’s ultimate course and subject guide – your official source of course and subject information. You can explore your subject options, get to know the course structure, find the rules of the Bachelor of Agriculture and read information on subject timetables and prerequisites.

BAg handbook

Quota subjects

Several subjects offered by the University have limited enrolment numbers. These 'quota subjects' are usually laboratory or fieldwork subjects where enrolment capacity is limited by available resources.

Quota subjects

Stop 1

For personalised support or assistance, get in touch with Stop 1. Stop 1 can connect you with the full range of student services to support you while studying at the University.

These services include Academic Skills, Course Planning, Student Equity and Disability Support, Special Consideration, Counselling and Psychological Services, the University Health Service, Careers and Employability, Study Overseas and more.

Contact Stop 1

Student Life

During your Bachelor of Agriculture, you will also have the support of a peer mentor and an academic adviser through our Student Life program.

Peer Mentoring

To help you settle in, meet new people and learn more about everything the University has to offer, you will be matched with a peer mentor and a group of first-year peers from your course who you will meet throughout the first few weeks of your first semester.

Having a peer mentor and group will help you get the most out of your first year. You can:

  • Meet fellow students and build on your University experiences together
  • Learn helpful tips and tricks from your peer mentor about studying and getting involved at the University
  • Share fun and memorable experiences with your group
  • Build friendships with your cohort and share your experiences to contribute to other students’ development
  • Grow your skillset to complement your academic studies.

Academic Advising

In your second semester, you will be matched with an academic adviser, who you will meet with four times throughout your studies. Your adviser will be an experienced member of the Faculty’s teaching team and will take an active interest in your wellbeing, progress and success throughout your degree.

Navigating opportunities and challenges at university and the options in the Bachelor of Agriculture can be a lot to think about. Your meetings with your academic adviser will be a space for you to think, share ideas, talk about your goals and explore opportunities with someone who can provide guidance and advice, and who’ll be able to help you connect with our vibrant, diverse and inclusive community outside of the classroom.

Where can I find my meeting schedule?

Once you’ve accepted your offer, you will be asked to select your preferred peer mentoring meeting times when preferencing for your regular subjects through my.timetable.

In Semester 2, you will be invited to book a meeting with your adviser through the Advising and Mentoring tab of your my.unimelb Student Portal.

Once you have been matched, you can connect with your Peer Mentor group and Academic Adviser, as well as find information on upcoming sessions, in the Advising and Mentoring tab of your my.unimelb Student Portal.

You can find out more about our Student Life programs below:

If you have any questions, you can contact the Science Student Life team by submitting an enquiry via my.unimelb.

Q Fever screening and vaccination

If you are a student in the Bachelor of Agriculture, providing evidence of Q Fever inoculation is compulsory as part of your enrolment and participation in the course.

Learn more about Q Fever vaccinations

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Need course planning help?

If you're having any trouble, get in touch with Stop 1 for a course planning appointment or other support. Stop 1 can connect you with the full range of student services while studying at the University, and you're welcome to call, visit or chat online.

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