Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science and Technology) and Master of Agricultural Science
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
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.
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
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About the course
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
Master of Agricultural Science
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
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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