UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

Changing our understanding of the world’s natural resources

 

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment is located in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Surrounded by a wealth of agricultural, natural and mining resources, our location allows us to produce innovative research with worldwide application.

Our teaching and research benefit from a network of national and international collaborators, and our strong industry and government links are producing change in agricultural and environmental management, and regional development.

We have a strong track record in PhD supervision and external research grant success. The Australian Research Council rated Agricultural Science at UWA as 'above world standards' and Environmental Science at UWA as 'well above world standards' during the most recent Excellence in Research Australia assessment.

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1st in Australia and 22nd in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2023)

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2nd in Australia and 38th in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2023)

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42nd in the world for Agriculture and Forestry (QS 2023)

Higher Degree by Research opportunities and projects

Students who are interested in research projects should visit the Higher Degree by Research Application Portal and browse the Project Opportunities section.

All current projects and their supervisors are available in this Portal. This includes PhD and Master by research projects and scholarships. You can search by research areas or a specific school, see available scholarships and contact prospective supervisors. You can also directly contact a potential supervisor using the discipline links (above). 

Our research

We are a research intensive school that spans the broad disciplines of Agricultural and Resource Economics,
Agricultural Science and Environmental Science.


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Agricultural science

The agricultural science research group seeks science-based solutions to create a clean, ethical and sustainable future for agriculture.

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Agricultural and resource economics

The agricultural and resource economics group develops agricultural policies and management strategies for long-term sustainability.

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Environmental science

The environmental science research group seeks to understand the natural environment and protect it from human impact with sustainable solutions.

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Our courses

Bachelors
Majors

Science graduates are in demand worldwide with job opportunities across a range of sectors. We offer a large variety of flexible and industry relevant undergraduate courses under the Bachelor of Science.

Extended Majors

Pursuing an extended major will provide you with a well rounded education and can open up greater career and postgraduate study opportunities.

Combined Bachelor's Degrees

Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor’s degrees. You’ll complete two degrees in normally just four years – one comprehensive (where you’ll choose a major from a wide range of options) and one specialised (where you’ll take a defined study plan).

The combined BE(Hons)/BSc allows you to pair your engineering degree with another passion, broadening your career options and giving you an edge in a rapidly changing workforce. With just two additional semesters, you can graduate as an accredited engineer with your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) along with a Bachelor of Science and a major in Environmental Science.

Specialised Degrees

Prepare for your dream career with a specialised bachelor’s degree. You will take an extended major with a carefully designed study plan to give you in-depth knowledge of your chosen career or profession. You can complement this with a minor or electives from almost any study area.

Combined Bachelor's and Master's (CBM)

The Combined Bachelor's and Master's (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for high-performing students. Over your first three years, you'll complete an extended major and a semester of more advanced study, followed by a final year of postgraduate study. On completion, you'll be awarded both a full bachelor's and a full master's degree in four years (2.5 + 1.5 years).

Master's

A master's degree allows you to develop specialist skills and knowledge in your field of choice. A master's qualification can help you to stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market. We offer an extensive range of master's degrees in a number of different areas of study.

For honours and master's research projects download the full lists below:

SAE Honours And Master's Research Booklet 2024 (PDF 1.74MB)

Micro-credentials

Our micro-credentials focus on skills that are in high demand by employers and industry - they are short and affordable so you can easily fit them into your lifestyle, with the flexibility to pick and choose what works for you. Update, upskill or reskill; complete a one-off micro-credential or stack them up and convert into credit towards an undergraduate or postgraduate course - the choice is yours.


Find out more about micro-credentials at UWA Plus

News

  • Future looks sweet for WA honey

    Fri, 14 Jun 2024

    Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a new technique to authenticate the origin of honey through its nectar signature.

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  • Minesite rehabilitation to restore ancient landscapes

    Tue, 11 Jun 2024

    Successfully restoring the ancient landscapes disturbed by mining in WA has become a collaborative mission between science, industry and government.

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  • Wild species provide insights into improving chickpea crop

    Thu, 23 May 2024

    Wild species of chickpea have greater genetic diversity and variations, which a collaborative study between ICRISAT, The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University (MU) has found could dramatically accelerate crop improvement in modern chickpea.

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Events and workshops

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment hosts a number of events and workshops throughout the year for students, staff and members of the public. For more details of all our upcoming events, please contact the School Operations Team. 


Contact the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

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Location

Building 401, Room G022 North Agriculture Building (North West Wing Building)

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