Undergraduate

Agricultural Science

Australia's agricultural industry is a key part of the world's food supply system. Agricultural Science provides the technology and research for sustainable, profitable and ethical food production worldwide.
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Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

There is a shortage of agricultural science graduates so vast opportunities await. Career opportunities are expansive and the skills you learn are transferable to many other fields and areas of study. Pathways include agribusiness, agronomy, banking, biotechnology, consultancy, finance, food industry, farmer groups, international development, journalism, landcare, market analysis, market development, teaching, science communication and extension, research and politics. Graduates are employed by agrichemical companies, breeding companies, businesses, consulting firms, farmer groups and other community groups, food industries, fertiliser companies, government agencies, international agencies, research organisations, colleges and universities.
There is a shortage of agricultural science graduates so vast opportunities await. Career opportunities are expansive and the skills you learn are transferable to many other fields and areas of study. Pathways include agribusiness, agronomy, banking, biotechnology, consultancy, finance, food industry, farmer groups, international development, journalism, landcare, market analysis, market development, teaching, science communication and extension, research and politics. Graduates are employed by agrichemical companies, breeding companies, businesses, consulting firms, farmer groups and other community groups, food industries, fertiliser companies, government agencies, international agencies, research organisations, colleges and universities.
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Career Opportunities

Further Study

Honours in Agricultural Science builds on your knowledge gained at undergraduate level through an emphasis on processes at a farming systems level. The question of how to achieve sustainable and profitable production is addressed. You will visit and collect data from the UWA Future Farm at Pingelly. The links between soils, water, plants, livestock and farm management are explored on the farm, in lectures and through assessment items including economic modelling. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how farming systems function, which will allow you to anticipate and adapt to the many challenges that are currently facing our agricultural systems. The skills gained in this honours specialisation will equip you for careers in a wide range of areas including farm managers, farm advisors and policy analysts in the public sector.
Honours in Agricultural Science builds on your knowledge gained at undergraduate level through an emphasis on processes at a farming systems level. The question of how to achieve sustainable and profitable production is addressed. You will visit and collect data from the UWA Future Farm at Pingelly. The links between soils, water, plants, livestock and farm management are explored on the farm, in lectures and through assessment items including economic modelling. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how farming systems function, which will allow you to anticipate and adapt to the many challenges that are currently facing our agricultural systems. The skills gained in this honours specialisation will equip you for careers in a wide range of areas including farm managers, farm advisors and policy analysts in the public sector.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$9,038.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$8,088.00 - $9,969.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2017
$109,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$113,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

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Course details

The rapidly growing population, changing climate and limited land and fresh water resources are impacting on the ability of agriculture to meet demand. Science-based solutions are required to achieve these worldwide goals and for industry and community development. A major in Agricultural Science provides you with the tools for diverse career options in the booming agriculture industry. Our staff are leading research scientists and student-focused lecturers who are passionate about agriculture and have strong links with industry representatives.

About The Course

The challenges of a rapidly growing population, climate change, and the limitations of land and fresh water all impact on the ability of Australia's agriculture industry to meet the demand for food, fibre and fuel. An Agriculture Science major will set you up to ensure a sustainable future for our country.

Agricultural Science

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-AGSCI
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Agricultural Science
Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 18-24 hours contact time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-AGSCI
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWSAS
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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Ming Chua

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor’s degrees.