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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science and Technology) 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.
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

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

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.

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.

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 and Chemistry 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 a double 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 and Technology, 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

In your first three years, you will complete the Agricultural Science and Technology (double major) and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete your selected specialisation in the Master 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
     

 

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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UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment uses Western Australia’s rich biodiversity to better understand the world’s natural resources.
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