Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science and Agribusiness) and Master of Agricultural Economics

A globally relevant economics degree that focuses on analysis of production, consumption, and trade issues in the global food, fibre and energy sectors.
90
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

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

As the demand for food, fibre and natural resources keeps growing and the challenge for a more sustainable production is increasing, the need for Agricultural Economists will give our graduates exciting opportunities.

Career options include:

  • Consulting
  • Agribusiness
  • Grain marketing and grains trading
  • Economic advice agencies
  • Banking
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Development agencies
  • Government and non-governmental organisations in developed or developing countries



As the demand for food, fibre and natural resources keeps growing and the challenge for a more sustainable production is increasing, the need for Agricultural Economists will give our graduates exciting opportunities.

Career options include:

  • Consulting
  • Agribusiness
  • Grain marketing and grains trading
  • Economic advice agencies
  • Banking
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Development agencies
  • Government and non-governmental organisations in developed or developing countries



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.

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 your desired 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

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
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).

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.

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

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

This Combined Bachelor and Master (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 Agribusiness, and some units from the Master of Agricultural Economics. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science and Agribusiness, or continue with the Master of Agricultural Economics and be awarded a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Agricultural Economics at the end of the four years.

About the course

The Agricultural Economics Combined Bachelor's and Master's course is a globally relevant economics degree that focuses on analysis of production, consumption, and trade issues in the global food, fibre and energy sectors. The degree offers technical and applied training across areas that are immediately relevant to careers in consulting, many industry sectors, and government and non-governmental organisations.
Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science and Agribusiness) and Master of Agricultural Economics

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM014
CRICOS code
  • 102873B
Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science and Agribusiness) and Master of Agricultural Economics
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM014
CRICOS code
  • 102873B
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full time or equivalent
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Science

Why study this course?

  • Gain the professional skills and knowledge expertise to understand the economic and societal conditions as well as the biological and physical factors that shape global agricultural production
  • The master’s degree offers both technical and applied economics training across areas that are immediately relevant to careers in economic consulting, agribusiness, government and non-governmental organisations
  • UWA has built strong links with industries and professional networks to increase your career opportunities upon graduation
     

You'll learn to

  • obtain a focused expertise on the physical and social sciences of the agricultural sector
  • research and apply principles associated with clean, ethical and sustainable production as well as proven methodologies and leading strategies in business management and resource management
  • gain a knowledge base of current microeconomic approaches as they apply to the field of agriculture, natural resource management, and the environment

 

Course structure

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

Agricultural Economics Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s

BSc (Agricultural Science and Agribusiness Extended Major) and Master of Agricultural Economics

#4ec3e0Undergraduate (UG) specific units

Elective units

Postgraduate (PG) specific units

YEAR SEMESTER UNITS
1ST YEAR 1 AGRI1001 ACCT1100 MKTG1203 SCIE1104
2 ECON1000 BIOL1131 MKTG2301 AGRI2201
2ND YEAR 1 GENE2250 GEOG2201 Elective Elective
2 ECON2245 AGRI3004 SCIE3314 ANIM3306
3RD YEAR 1 ECON3300 GEOG3301 SCIE2205 Elective
2 PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific*
4TH YEAR 1 PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific*
2 PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific*

* Postgraduate units will vary depending on your chosen specialisation, a study plan will be provided later in your degree.


Unit Description

  • ECON2245 - Business Economics
  • AGRI3004 - Agribusiness Planning and Management
  • SCIE3314 - Crops and Cropping Systems
  • ANIM3306 - Clean, Green and Ethical Animal Production
  • ECON3300 - Agricultural Economics and Marketing
  • GEOG3301 - Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing
  • SCIE2205 - Science Work Placement
  • PG Specific - Master of Agricultural Economics

Student Story

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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:

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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

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

Facility

Shenton Park Field Station

Dedicated facility supporting plant and animal research

Facility

The Shenton Park Field Station is a centrally located large scale agricultural research facility that caters to the broader scale experiments with less reliance on artificial conditions. Being 7 kilometres from the Crawley Campus and the ability to grow out large scale crop, pasture, horticultural or native plants gives a real world perspective.

 

Visit the SPF webpage