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Undergraduate

Agricultural Science and Agribusiness (Double Major)

Combine practical business skills with your interests in agriculture to tackle the global challenge of creating a sustainable food future.
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ATAR

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

Students graduating in with the double major in agribusiness and agricultural sciences are in high demand by employers.

Graduates will thrive in:
  • Agricultural businesses 
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Private consulting firms
  • Government departments 
  • Non-governmental organisations

Graduates may work as:
  • Policy analyst 
  • Commodity trade analyst 
  • Financial analyst 
  • Production supervisor 
  • Marketing coordinator
Students graduating in with the double major in agribusiness and agricultural sciences are in high demand by employers.

Graduates will thrive in:
  • Agricultural businesses 
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Private consulting firms
  • Government departments 
  • Non-governmental organisations

Graduates may work as:
  • Policy analyst 
  • Commodity trade analyst 
  • Financial analyst 
  • Production supervisor 
  • Marketing coordinator
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Graduates can further their studies by taking a master’s degree in:

Graduates can further their studies by taking a master’s degree in:

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.

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You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

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

Applications will be open shortly. If you are interested in applying or finding out more about this course, contact our Future Students team.

Course details

The global population is increasing, and with it comes the need for a profitable and economically viable agribusiness sector to meet the food and fibre demand of humanity. This double major will combine practical business skills with your interests in agriculture to tackle the global challenge of creating a sustainable food future.

About the course

The global population is increasing and with it comes the need for a profitable and economically viable agribusiness sector to meet the food and fibre demand of humanity. The agribusiness sector is important and dynamic in producing food and fibre, consumer expenditure and employment creation. The sector also faces many challenges that requires innovative and visionary leadership.

Why study this course

  • Gain the professional skills and knowledge expertise that shape global agricultural production
  • With continued world population growth, job opportunities associated with the science, economics and business of agriculture, continue to expand
  • Learn the science underlying animal husbandry and crop systems and apply business strategies to capitalise on innovation and cutting-edge best practice

You'll learn to

  • obtain a focused expertise on the physical and social sciences of the agricultural sector, including economics and marketing, agribusiness finance, principles of agribusiness management, farm management, crop and animal production, soil science and genetics
  • research and apply principles associated with clean, ethical and sustainable production
  • develop hands-on, transferable scientific and business skills for attractive employability across the spectrum of the agricultural industry
Student story

Ming Chua

Student story
Ming Chua

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:

Your degree options

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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