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Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences

Advances in technology and science are transforming our world at an incredible pace. Take up study in this field to tackle local, regional and global issues from the environmental impacts of climate change and sustainably managing natural resources, to providing food and water security.

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Increasing populations and greater demands on resources are putting pressure on our environment now more than ever. This means it is crucial we understand our planet to maintain its health.

Our state’s diverse landscape is the perfect location in which to gain this knowledge and experience to maintain balance in our natural environment. Choose from areas such as crop production, animal production and management, environmental impact assessment, forestry resource management, or soil and water conservation. Or focus on aquatic or natural resource management, geographical sciences, botany, geology, agricultural science or aquaculture.

Your studies will involve not only the theory, but the crucial technical skills of your chosen field. Whether it's through world-class laboratories, exciting field trips or real world industry placements, you’ll be immersed in the hands-on side of science and gain the ability to help protect the world we live in.

  • 100+ units offering practical work experience
    or gain hands-on industry-relevant experience and skills through placement opportunities.
  • 22:1 student to staff ratio
    One of the best in Australia.
  • Learn from award-winning researchers
    and expert academics.
  • Postgraduate teaching quality above national average
    for Agriculture and Environmental Studies (Good Universities Guide 2021).
  • Strong industry, business and government networks
    including Alcoa; BHP; CSIRO; Department of Agriculture and Mining; Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; Fortescue Metals Group; Kings Park; Perth Zoo; Rio Tinto; Woodside; and more.

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1st in Australia and 15th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2022)

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1st in Australia and 21st in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2022)

1st in Australia and 37th in the world for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2022)

Explore fieldwork in Science

Find out more about our amazing field trips in the Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences interest area that'll take you all around Western Australia and beyond.

Where our graduates go

Working in the field of science opens up vast career opportunities around the globe that are always evolving. Our graduates contribute to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges in areas of marine conservation, food security, agricultural policy, science communication and more.

See where some of our grads have taken their science degrees.

Industry snapshot

Agricultural, environmental and biological sciences is a booming industry that requires skilled professionals to meet the growing demand. According to Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Projections, the projected employment growth in the five years to May 2024 for Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services is 14.6%.

Potential jobs

  • Agricultural consultant/scientist
  • Animal scientist
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Conservation biologist
  • Environmental consultant/planner/scientist
  • Marine biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Natural resource manager
  • Plant breeder
  • Soil scientist
  • Wildlife biologist/consultant/manager
  • Zoologist
Job growth in Agriculture and environmental biology studies. Natural and physical science professionals +10.7%, Environmental scientists +12.5%, Agricultural and forestry scientists +14.6% Natural and physical science professionals +10.7% Environmentalscientists +12.5% Agricultural and forestry scientists +14.6%

Undergraduate courses

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Combined bachelor’s and master’s

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