Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science and Agribusiness) and Master of Agricultural Science
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
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:
- Farm Managers
Master of Agricultural Science
Fees and scholarships
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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
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.
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 a double major in Agricultural Science and Agribusiness, 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 and Agribusiness, or continue with the Master of Agricultural Science and be awarded a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Agricultural Science at the end of the four years.
About the course
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1
- Undergraduate + Postgraduate
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
- Job opportunities, particularly for those with an understanding of the science, economics, and business of agriculture, continue to expand
- 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
- develop hands-on, transferable scientific and business skills for attractive employability across the spectrum of the agricultural industry
In your first three years, you will complete the Agricultural Science and Agribusiness (double 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.
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.
Your degree options
UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
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.
Shenton Park Field Station
Dedicated facility supporting plant and animal research