Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Master of Agricultural Science

This Combined Bachelor and Master course will prepare you to meet the demands of an agricultural industry rapidly being transformed by technology and digitalisation.
90
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

Agricultural Science is a growing industry resulting in a wide range of career opportunities from the laboratory to field work and the city to the rural areas. Industries hiring graduates in this field include government agencies, universities, consulting firms, food industries and fertiliser companies.

Graduates are employed as:
  • Agronomists
  • Breeders
  • Farm Managers
  • Researchers
  • Consultants
  • Managers
Agricultural Science is a growing industry resulting in a wide range of career opportunities from the laboratory to field work and the city to the rural areas. Industries hiring graduates in this field include government agencies, universities, consulting firms, food industries and fertiliser companies.

Graduates are employed as:
  • Agronomists
  • Breeders
  • Farm Managers
  • Researchers
  • Consultants
  • Managers

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
192
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
192
Total Course Fee - 2021
$162,800.00

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.

Admission requirements

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

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (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

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

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

This Combined Bachelor's and Master's (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete an extended major in Agricultural Science and Technology, and some units from the Master of Agricultural Science. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science, or continue with the Master of Agricultural Science and be awarded a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a Master of Agricultural Science at the end of the four years.

About the course

This Combined Bachelor's and Master's course will prepare you to meet the demands of an agricultural industry rapidly being transformed by technology and digitalisation.
Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Master of Agricultural Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM013
CRICOS code
  • 102859M
Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Master of Agricultural Science
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM013
CRICOS code
  • 102859M
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full time or equivalent
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Why study this course?

  • Agricultural technology ('AgTech') is rapidly developing and there is a high demand for graduates in this area, especially those who are also skilled in agricultural science
  • UWA is well-equipped for teaching and research with a field station, a research farm and the outstanding research and outreach activities of the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, the Institute of Agriculture, the Centre for Plant Genetics and Breeding, SoilsWest and the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative
  • UWA has built strong links with industries and professional networks to increase your career opportunities upon graduation
     

     

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
  • 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
  • have the necessary skills to undertake research projects, from inception and design of experimental hypotheses to testing, analyses and communication of results
     

Course structure

In your first three years, you will complete the Agricultural Science and Technology (extended major) and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete your selected specialisation in the Master of Agricultural Science. Refer to the example study plan for more information.

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.

West Australia
Ranked 1st in Australia and 16th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2021)
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
Facility

Shenton Park Field Station

Dedicated facility supporting plant and animal research

Facility