Undergraduate

Agricultural Science and Technology (Extended Major)

This extended major will prepare you to meet the needs of an agricultural industry rapidly being transformed by technology and digital disruption.
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The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

The Agricultural Science and Technology extended major trains you with the scientific and problem-solving abilities required for the many career opportunities in agriculture including (but not limited to):

  • 'AgTech'/Digital Agriculture 
  • Precision Agriculture 
  • Agricultural Research 
  • Advisor/Consultant 
  • Agribusiness
  • Farming 

The Agricultural Science and Technology extended major trains you with the scientific and problem-solving abilities required for the many career opportunities in agriculture including (but not limited to):

  • 'AgTech'/Digital Agriculture 
  • Precision Agriculture 
  • Agricultural Research 
  • Advisor/Consultant 
  • Agribusiness
  • Farming 

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. 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 this course
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points. (Courses may teach up to 72 points in a year)

 

FFP
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Fee-Paying' and chose your course to see the annual and total course fees.

CSP
For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator select 'Postgraduate Coursework Commonwealth-Supported' and chose ‘I want to price my units’.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee (CSP only) - 2022
$8,825.24
Typical Fee Range (CSP only) - 2022
$3,985.00 - $14,630.00

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 - 2021
$120,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2022
$124,500.00

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. 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

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.

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 Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.

This course has higher ELC requirements. Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 6.5 and no band less than 6.0. For more information visit ELC requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

There is a critical need to produce food and fibre more efficiently and in a more sustainable manner. There are currently rapid changes in the agricultural sector, largely due to developments in agricultural technology (digital agriculture). This extended major provides knowledge in both the traditional agricultural science areas as well as the emerging data-intensive agricultural technologies.

About the course

This extended major provides knowledge in both the traditional agricultural science areas as well as the emerging data intensive agricultural technologies. The combination of Agricultural Science with Agricultural Technology will give students the ability to integrate new technologies into agricultural systems for improved decision making and farming efficiency/profitability. 
Agricultural Science and Technology (Extended Major)

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-AGTDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Agricultural Science and Technology (Extended Major)
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-AGTDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

You'll learn to

  • integrate agricultural knowledge with skills in geographic information systems (GIS), programming and data analysis to guide decision making for improved agricultural productivity
  • be critical thinkers who are scientifically skilled and able to address global challenges such as climate change and increasing demand for food and fibre
  • assess how climate, soils, plants, animals and farm management practices influence agricultural production
  • evaluate how agricultural trade and commodity marketing can be applied to manage price risk

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.

Student story

Ming Chua

Student story
Ming Chua

Why study this course

  • Agricultural technology ('AgTech') is rapidly developing and there is a high demand for graduates in this area, especially those who are also skilled in agricultural science
  • UWA aims to make a contribution to sustainable food production
  • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia and 17th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2020)

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.

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

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