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Undergraduate

Agricultural Science and Technology (Double Major)

This double major will prepare you to meet the needs of an agricultural industry rapidly being transformed by technology and digital disruption.
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ATAR

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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

The Agricultural Science and Technology double 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 double 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

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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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 and Chemistry 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

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 double major provides knowledge in both the traditional agricultural science areas as well as the emerging data-intensive agricultural technologies.

About the course

This double 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. 

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

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
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

Remotely Piloted Aerial Sensing Platform

The Remotely Piloted Aerial Sensing Platform provides the latest in drone and sensing equipment to support UWA students and researchers.

Facility

UWA’s Remote Aerial Sensing Platform provides operational infrastructure, expertise, support and advice for drone and environmental sensing. The facility provides the capacity for research collaboration, brings expertise and licencing to a UWA research group, and makes drones, sensors and other equipment available for other external projects.

Visit the RASP webpage