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What will I learn?

There is a critical need to produce food and fibre more efficiently and in a more sustainable manner. There are currently rapid changes in the agricultural sector, largely due to developments in agricultural technology (digital agriculture). This extended major provides knowledge in both the traditional agricultural science areas and the emerging data-intensive agricultural technologies.

About the course

There is a critical need to produce food and fibre more efficiently and in a more sustainable manner. There are now rapid changes in the agricultural sector, largely due to developments in agricultural technology (digital agriculture).

This extended major provides knowledge in both the traditional agricultural science areas and the emerging data intensive agricultural technologies. The combination of Agricultural Science with Agricultural Technology will give students the ability to integrate new technologies into agricultural systems for improved decision-making and farming efficiency/profitability.

In this extended major you will develop skills in agricultural economics, soils, crops and livestock as well remote sensing and data management and analysis, within an agricultural context.

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 critical thinkers who are 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

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

The Agricultural Science and Technology extended major trains you with the scientific and problem-solving abilities required for the many career opportunities in agriculture, including (but not limited to):

Digital Agriculture
Precision Agriculture
Agricultural Research
Advisor/Consultant
Agribusiness
Farming

Which department am I in?

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

CRICOS

107574F

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,500.00 (22,57,889) per year
AUD $124,500 total course fee.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,500.00 (22,57,889) per year
AUD $124,500 total course fee.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

UWA Albany Centre

35 Stirling Terrace,

ALBANY,

Western Australia,

6330, ALBANY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete GCE A-level Minimum grade E in Knowledge & Inquiry; Minimum grade C in General Paper. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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