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Undergraduate

Agricultural Science and Agribusiness (Extended 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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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 course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Students graduating in with the extended 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 extended 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

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 – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

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

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

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.
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 - 2020
$115,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$120,300.00

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, 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

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

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

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 extended 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.

Agricultural Science and Agribusiness (Extended Major)

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
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-AGBDM
CRICOS code
  • 068914G
  • 068916E
  • 102858A
Agricultural Science and Agribusiness (Extended Major)
Status
  • Available 2021
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-AGBDM
CRICOS code
  • 068914G
  • 068916E
  • 102858A
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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

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

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.

Fieldwork in Science

Students on a boat in Elizabeth Quay
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