Undergraduate

Agricultural Technology

Agricultural technology is transforming the agricultural sector. This data-intensive technology has the potential to significantly increase food production, effectively, efficiently and sustainably.
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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 Technology 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
  • Farming

 

The Agricultural Technology 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
  • Farming

 

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

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

The Agricultural Technology major provides a broad agricultural background along with the necessary skills in data management and analysis, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. You will learn how to integrate this information to develop strategies for agricultural and farming systems. 

About the course

Learn to develop effective, efficient and sustainable agricultural and farming strategies with the integration of data and technology.
Agricultural Technology

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-AGTEC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Agricultural Technology
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-AGTEC
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
  • Science

Why study this course

  • Agricultural technology ('AgTech') is rapidly developing and there is a high demand for skilled graduates in this area
  • UWA aims to make a contribution to sustainable food production
  • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2019)

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 a critical thinker who is scientifically skilled and able to address global challenges such as climate change and increasing demand for food and fibre
  • show knowledge of farming in Western Australia and skills to assess agricultural systems using scientific methods

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

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Facility

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