The University of Queensland is a large, multi-campus University, well ranked in Australia and internationally. The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is an excellent match with CASNR, has degree programs and courses found in all of CASNR departments with the exception of no forestry degree. Their food science and technology program and courses are offered primarily at the St. Lucia Campus, which is the major UQ campus in a suburb of Brisbane. This is a beautiful campus, with a student population of 35,000-40,000 students. Other agricultural programs and the veterinary medicine program are offered primarily at the Gatton Campus, which is in a rural location about 40 miles from Brisbane. A campus bus provides transportation for students between Gatton and St. Lucia. Only “direct enroll” options are available at Queensland.


Gatton Campus — All study abroad students at the Gatton campus should seek on-campus housing, as there are limited opportunities elsewhere. On-campus housing for the second semester (beginning in July) is easier to obtain than for the first semester. However, on-campus housing at Gatton should not be an issue, especially if students apply early. Each student has single room with shared baths, in one of four residence halls which are essentially student communities, with a lot of student engagement within the community as well as between communities (also called colleges). There are about 400 beds in all, with 27 residential staff teams and full-time 24 hour residential support. Their accommodations and cost structure include 19 meals per week. Students also have kitchen access.

St. Lucia Campus — Students have a choice of on-campus residential colleges (dorms), off-campus student housing, or rental houses and units. On-campus residential housing is in high demand and early application is suggested. Many independent, commercial companies provide student accommodation for UQ with a variety of purpose-built and managed housing for students. Rental houses are also available, and information can be obtained from



School of Agriculture and Food Science.

They have a number of degree programs covering a range of programs and courses of potential interest to Herbert College of Agriculture students.

The organization of these programs may be somewhat confusing, and it is important to access courses taught so as to determine their relevance to Herbert departmental degrees. The primary degree options are outlined below, with instructions to access course descriptions.

For each degree program, click on the “Detailed program information and how to apply”, which will take you to a “Why study this field”, and over at the left is a green “Course List” link, that will take you to courses in that program, and you can link to the courses to get course description, when taught, etc. Note over to the right you can find information for different years. Most courses at Queensland are 2 units and transfer to UTK as 3 credit hours.

  • Bachelor of Agribusiness is a three year program for students interested in a business career in food & fiber industries.

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science is a four year program which is UQ’s broadest agriculture program and provide a general agricultural education (with some specialized options). Given this breadth, this course list is relatively long and many of the courses will also be found in other degree programs. 

  • Bachelor of Applied Science is “the science of applying knowledge from one or more natural scientific fields to practical problems” such as Urban Horticulture or Wildlife Science”. This is a three-year program with potential “extended majors” in the following fields: Crop production; Equine Science; Urban Horticulture; Production Animal Science; Veterinary Technology; Wildlife Science; and dual degrees in Agronomy, Animal Production, Equine Management, and Horticulture.  As you might expect the list of courses is relatively comprehensive. 

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science is a four year program which focuses on understanding core environmental processes and human-environmental linkages, and students select one of four specializations (majors): Earth Resources; Ecology; Molecular and Microbial Science; and Natural Science.  Courses vary from ecological economics; soils, landscapes and the environment; to Geochemistry; Climatology and Hydrology; and Sustainable Development.  In addition, courses vary by habitat type, such as “Coastal Processes & Management” and “Landscape Ecology”. 

  • Bachelor of Food Technology, and Bachelor of Science.  UQ has two programs focusing on Food Science and Technology, one is a four year “Bachelor of Food Technology” and the other is a three year “Bachelor of Science” with food science as a major.  The former provides students with needed education and skills for work in the food industry, including both hard science as well as managerial and marketing courses.  Food Science is a heavily science oriented program that focuses not only about the science of food but also about the relation of the human body and food. 

      -- Bachelor of Food Technology

      -- Bachelor of Science (Food Science major)