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What will I learn?

The Agricultural Technology major provides a broad agricultural background along with the necessary skills in data management and analysis, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. You will learn how to integrate this information to develop strategies for agricultural and farming systems.

Globally 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. This data-intensive technology has the potential to significantly increase production efficiency and reduce the environmental impact from agriculture; however, the key is making sense of the data and developing profitable and sustainable farming strategies.

The Agricultural Technology major provides a broad agricultural background along with the necessary skills in data management and analysis, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. In this major, you will learn how to integrate the information and make decisions within the context of our agricultural/farming system.

Why study this course

  • Agricultural technology ('AgTech') is rapidly developing and there is a high demand for skilled graduates in this area
  • UWA aims to make a contribution to sustainable food production
  • UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2019)

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

Career Pathways

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

  • 'AgTech'/digital agriculture
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Agricultural Research
  • Advisor/Consultant
  • Farming

Which department am I in?

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

CRICOS

068914G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,500.00 (22,35,991) 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

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,500.00 (22,35,991) 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

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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.

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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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020