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Agriculture at Melbourne
Agriculture is a major contributor to the Australian economy. Productivity is booming – more than in any other industry sector.
In consultation with industry, academics, and graduates, the University of Melbourne have developed the Bachelor of Agriculture degree so that it reflects the path modern food production is taking and needs to take.
We know we are on the right track because enrolments have increased from 20 students in 2010 to over 200 students in 2017.
During the second year of the Bachelor of Agriculture, students have an optional semester at our Dookie campus, near Shepparton in regional Victoria. Living at the Dookie campus allows students to focus on practical learning in a hands-on environment on the largest farm campus in the southern hemisphere.
Students are able to develop knowledge and core practical skills across plant and soil science, animal science and agricultural economics – applying knowledge to address major industry challenges – from improving animal production and welfare, to addressing climate change and food sustainability.
Dookie Scholarship Fund
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences believes all students deserve an education that helps them reach their potential and prepares them for life. The Dookie Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial assistance to Bachelor of Agriculture second year students who plan to spend a semester studying at the University of Melbourne’s Dookie Campus – the largest agricultural education facility in the southern hemisphere.
These Scholarships will help to cover accommodation and living costs and ensure that this real field experience - studying at our Dookie Campus - continues to be accessible to all students, no matter their background.
We want to make certain that as many students as possible are provided with the opportunity to make the University of Melbourne’s 2,440 hectare farm their classroom for a semester. These students will then be able to apply their studies in a dynamic farming context - enhancing their opportunities with employers seeking graduates who understand the rural context because they have lived and worked immersed in a rural region.
The Dookie campus has played a key role in the development of agriculture and agricultural teaching and learning in Australia since 1886 and it remains a focal point for the key research, teaching and technology development that is helping to shape the future of agriculture in Australia.
Help us to produce the best agricultural scientists in Australia and the world by donating today.