Australian Universities Agricultural Science Schools Ranking by Size

By | July 20, 2017

Australian Universities Agricultural Science Schools Ranking by Size

Studying Agricultural Science

Studying agricultural science in Australia can prepare students for important research on improving agricultural production and efficiency to achieve a sustainable future. In Australia, the best-ranked universities that offer agricultural science programs also enourage and teach students who might be thinking about research careers in many areas of the agricultural sector.

Agricultural Science Courses in Australia

Students can choose from a list of top universities offering agricultural science programs. In terms of the number of agricultural science students, the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland (UQ), and Charles Sturt University(CSU) lead the list.

Undergraduate students of agricultural science in Melbourne gain knowledge about ensuring the success of animal enterprises. In crop production management, students learn how good resource allocation can ensure the harvest of premium-quality products. In UQ, the Bachelor of Agricultural Science Honours program gives students an international experience through a three-week program in Gadjah Maja University located in Indonesia.

Postgraduate students have greater flexibility in terms of choosing their focus area. In Melbourne University’s Master of Agricultural Science program, students can choose whether to specialise in one specific area or in four different areas. Another example of a postgraduate program is the Master of Viticulture and Oenology offered by CSU. This focuses on wine production, and students can choose to study on campus or through distance learning.

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Uni UG PG Total
Table 1: Agriculture Environmental and Related Studies Student Numbers in Australian Universities
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 2593 987 3580
University of Queensland (uq) 1442 625 2067
Charles Sturt University (csu) 1388 396 1784
University of New England (une) 656 437 1093
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 695 310 1005
Southern Cross University (scu) 516 101 617
Griffith University (griffith) 240 364 604
RMIT University (rmit) 259 334 593
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 408 185 593
Murdoch University (murdoch) 382 178 560
University of Western Australia (uwa) 157 385 542
University of Sydney (usyd) 289 252 541
Deakin University (deakin) 491 22 513
Australian National University (anu) 141 324 465
University of Tasmania (utas) 192 267 459
La Trobe University (latrobe) 341 62 403
Monash University (monash) 186 163 349
Macquarie University (mq) 149 196 345
University of South Australia (unisa) 151 158 309
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 234 46 280
CQ University (cqu) 172 75 247
James Cook University (jcu) 101 134 235
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 154 75 229
University of Western Sydney (uws) 159 61 220
Flinders University (flinders) 166 54 220
University of New South Wales (unsw) 30 166 196
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 126 69 195
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 100 87 187
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 93 47 140
Australian Catholic University (acu) 119 3 122
University of Canberra (canberra) 111 0 111
Bond University (bond) 33 7 40
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 11 0 11
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 0 10 10
Victoria University (vicuni) 3 0 3
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 0 0 0
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 0 0 0
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 0 0 0
Federation University Australia (feduni) 0 0 0

The percentages displayed in Table 2 show the weighting of students studying in the agriculture environmental and related studies area of study relative to the total number of students studying at the university in each category of undergraduate, postgraduate, and overall total.

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Uni ug% pg% Total%
Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Agriculture Environmental and Related Studies Student Numbers
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 10.6 3.7 6.9
University of New England (une) 4.9 6.8 5.2
Charles Sturt University (csu) 5.2 3.5 4.6
Southern Cross University (scu) 4.7 4.5 4.3
University of Queensland (uq) 4.1 5 4.2
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 3.8 4.3 3.8
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 2.9 3.7 2.6
Murdoch University (murdoch) 1.9 4.5 2.3
Australian National University (anu) 1.4 3 2.2
University of Western Australia (uwa) 0.8 6.8 2.1
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 2.3 3.3 2.1
University of Tasmania (utas) 0.9 4.9 1.7
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 1.7 2 1.6
Totals Average (mean) (%) 1.4 1.9 1.5
Griffith University (griffith) 0.7 4.2 1.4
CQ University (cqu) 1.4 1.6 1.3
La Trobe University (latrobe) 1.3 0.8 1.2
James Cook University (jcu) 0.7 2.5 1.1
Deakin University (deakin) 1.5 0.2 1.1
RMIT University (rmit) 0.6 2.9 1
University of Sydney (usyd) 0.9 1.2 1
Flinders University (flinders) 1.2 0.6 1
University of South Australia (unisa) 0.6 2.1 0.9
Macquarie University (mq) 0.6 1.7 0.9
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 0.5 1.5 0.7
Bond University (bond) 1 0.3 0.7
University of Canberra (canberra) 0.9 0 0.7
University of Western Sydney (uws) 0.5 0.9 0.5
Monash University (monash) 0.4 0.9 0.5
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 0.5 0.5 0.5
Australian Catholic University (acu) 0.6 0.1 0.5
University of New South Wales (unsw) 0.1 0.9 0.4
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 0.3 0.7 0.4
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 0 0.8 0.1
Victoria University (vicuni) 0 0 0
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 0 0 0
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 0 0 0
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 0 0 0
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 0 0 0
Federation University Australia (feduni) 0 0 0

Key & Notes

* Percentages: – displayed percentages indicate the percentage of students studying in the agricultural science area of study relative to all students enrolled at the university within each of the three categories

You might also be interested in the following pages:

– Total Student Numbers

– Undergraduate & Postgraduate Percentages