Undergraduate

Agribusiness

Agribusiness encompasses the entire food production process, from business activities involved in production, financing and processing to marketing of food and fibre in order to feed a growing population.
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ATAR

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

The major prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in food production, food wholesaling and retailing, agrichemical companies, breeding companies, consulting firms, financial services, agricultural supply logistics, procurement, and input suppliers.

Graduates may take on positions such positions as:

  • Agricultural consultant
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Environmental Manager
  • Conservation Officer
  • Land Economist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Commodity Trade Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Production Supervisor
  • Marketing Coordinator

The major prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in food production, food wholesaling and retailing, agrichemical companies, breeding companies, consulting firms, financial services, agricultural supply logistics, procurement, and input suppliers.

Graduates may take on positions such positions as:

  • Agricultural consultant
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Environmental Manager
  • Conservation Officer
  • Land Economist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Commodity Trade Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Production Supervisor
  • Marketing Coordinator

Fees and scholarships

Fees for this course are currently being finalised, refer back to this page in the coming weeks as more information will be made available then.

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.

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.

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

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards 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

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

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

With the need to feed the growing world population, the agribusiness sector is emerging to be one of the most important and dynamic in terms of production, consumer spending and employment. This major will prepare you to apply business and economic principles to address global challenges in food security, farming systems and evolving consumer markets.

About the course

From farm gate to consumer plates, agribusiness encompasses the entire food production process to develop innovative solutions for sustainable and economical food production.
Agribusiness

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-AGBUS
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Agribusiness
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-AGBUS
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Student story

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Student story
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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.

Popular combinations

Why study this course

  • Build the knowledge and professional work skills you need to contribute solutions to issues of food security and global food production
  • Explore different facets of the agricultural industry, such as international trade, business management, marketing, policy formation and more
  • Learn the business and economics behind assuming managerial and leadership roles in the field

You'll learn to

  • demonstrate a fluency with the factors and conditions affecting the agricultural industry
  • build practical and transferable skills in management, teamwork, critical thinking and communication directed toward the strategies needed to implement growth and sustainability in the agri-food and farming sectors
  • apply skills and knowledge to real-world scenarios in agricultural planning, distribution and innovation

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.

Develop your employability skills through a science work placement. The following units are available to all science undergraduate students who are looking to gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience:

Fieldwork in Science

Students on a boat in Elizabeth Quay

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment uses Western Australia’s rich biodiversity to better understand the world’s natural resources.
Facility

Plant Growth Facility

The UWA Plant Growth Facility (PGF) provides a high-quality, functional and practical growing site for carrying out experiments under controlled conditions.

Facility

The UWA Plant Growth Facility (PGF) provides a high-quality, functional and practical growing site for carrying out experiments under controlled conditions. Users are able control light quality, temperature, water, nutrients and soil composition while eliminating the variability found in nature. The facility has the capacity for a wide range of research projects and is available to all staff and students while also supporting national and international collaborative research.

The PGF consists of 19 greenhouses, 8 phytotrons, 29 plant growth rooms and 8 plant growth cabinets. Other facilities include an autoclave, soil storage areas and sterilisation equipment, ancillary equipment storage spaces and a deionised water production facility.

 

Visit the PGF website