Master of Agricultural Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)

World populations and economies are increasing their demands for food and fibre. Agricultural systems are placed under pressure to meet environmental, social and economic goals. To maintain or increase production levels, an understanding of the complex factors that shape agricultural systems is required. This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need for a future in the rapidly evolving field of agricultural science.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Agricultural Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MAgSc
Course code
72510
Course type
master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
074945E

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of Agricultural Science has the following exit awards: 72310 Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Science (48 points) (48 points), 72210 Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science (24 points) (24 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Tim Colmer
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2AGRI5402Agribusiness
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or honours in the Faculty of Science or Business School
Incompatibility:
AGRI4402 Agribusiness
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours; STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or STAT2210 Biometrics 1 or SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis or SCIE4401 Data Use in the Natural Sciences

Agricultural Economics specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2ECON1111Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications (ATAR) or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or TEE Discrete Mathematics or MATH0700 Preparatory Mathematics
Incompatibility:
Mathematics Methods (ATAR) or higher; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or higher; TEE Applicable Mathematics; TEE Calculus; or MATH1701 Introductory Mathematics Foundations
S1, SSECON2233Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S1ECON3300Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1AGRI5545International Agriculture: Research and Development (Agricultural Economics)
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (41650) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Professional Accounting (46210) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S1ECON5002Agriculture and Economic Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (72510) or Master of International Development (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (71550) or Master of Geographic Information Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (71570)
S2ECON5510Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 36 points, of which 2 units must be at Level 5.

For students in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2ECON5001Contemporary Issues in Economic Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School; ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 or ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance or ECON2224 Environment Economics 2 or ECON4410 Environmental and Resource Economics (most recommended) or equivalent. Students who do not meet the prerequisites can contact the unit coordinator to discuss a possible exception.
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
S2ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications and ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
S2SCIE5500Modelling Natural Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Professional Engineering (62550) or Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Master of Biological Science (72520) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Geoscience (72550), Master of Hydrogeology (72540), Master of Science (70630) or Master of Biotechnology or honours in the Faculty of Science

Students in the course by coursework and dissertation, take all units from this group (24 points).

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2AGRI5560Agricultural Economics Literature Review and Research Proposal
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricutural Science (72510) Agricultural Economics specialisation. Students who want to undertake a research project must have (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in a relevant undergraduate major; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course.
S1, S2AGRI5561Agricultural Economics Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) Agricultural Economics specialisation; and must have (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in a relevant undergraduate major; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course
Co-requisites:
AGRI5560 Agricultural Economics Literature Review and Research Proposal
S1, S2AGRI5562Agricultural Economics Research Project Part 2
Co-requisites:
AGRI5561 Agricultural Economics Research Project Part 1
S1, S2AGRI5563Agricultural Economics Research Project Part 3
Co-requisites:
AGRI5562 Agricultural Economics Research Project Part 2

Crop and Livestock Farming Systems specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2ANIM3306Clean, Green and Ethical Animal Production
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ANIM unit or AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
S1ENVT2236Soil Science
Prerequisites:
EART1105 The Dynamic Planet or ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
Incompatibility:
EART2230 Soil Science Essentials or EART2222 Geomorphology and Soils
S2SCIE3314Crops and Cropping Systems
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSAGRI5508Sustainable Grazing Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1AGRI5546International Agriculture: Research and Development (Crop and Livestock Farming Systems)

Take units to the value of 6 points from this group.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSAGRI5503Animal Production Systems
Prerequisites:
AGRI4403 Animal Reproduction (formerly AGRI4403 Animal Science and Technology 1) or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
ANIM3358/ANIM3359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2, ANIM8358/ANIM8359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2
S2AGRI5506Integrated Pest Management
Incompatibility:
SCIE3351 Integrated Pest Management, SCIE8351 Integrated Pest Management

Take units to the value of 6 points from this group.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSAGRI4401Advanced Crop Production Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSAGRI4403Animal Reproduction
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
ANIM3358/ANIM3359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2, ANIM8358/ANIM8359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2

Students in the course by coursework and dissertation, take all units from this group (36 points).

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2AGRI5509Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Project Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science with specialistion in Crop and Livestock Farming Systems or Genetics and Breeding or Soil Science and Plant Nutrition; and (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in a relevant undergraduate major; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course
S1, S2AGRI5510Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Presentation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5554 Agriculture Masters Research Dissertation Part 4
S1, S2AGRI5551Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5511 Agriculture Masters Research Project Development
S1, S2AGRI5552Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5551 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2AGRI5553Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 3
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5552 Agriculture Masters Research Dissertation Part 2
S1, S2AGRI5554Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 4
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5553 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 3

For students in course by coursework only, take units to the value of 36 points, of which 2 units must be at Level 5.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSAGRI4403Animal Reproduction
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
ANIM3358/ANIM3359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2, ANIM8358/ANIM8359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2
S1AGRI4404Breeding and Animal Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
AGRI4405 Breeding and Plant Biotechnology, GENE3303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE8303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE3310 Genetics and Plant Breeding, GENE8310 Genetics and Plant Breeding
S1AGRI4405Breeding and Plant Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) (HON-BOTNY) Botany or (HON-CONBI) Conservation Botany
Incompatibility:
AGRI4404 Breeding and Animal Biotechnology, GENE3303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE8303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE3310 Genetics and Plant Breeding, GENE8310 Genetics and Plant Breeding
NSAGRI4407Plant and Human Nutrition
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSAGRI5503Animal Production Systems
Prerequisites:
AGRI4403 Animal Reproduction (formerly AGRI4403 Animal Science and Technology 1) or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
Incompatibility:
ANIM3358/ANIM3359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2, ANIM8358/ANIM8359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2
NSAGRI5504Organic Agriculture
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
SCIE3303 Organic Agriculture and Horticulture, SCIE8303 Organic Agriculture and Horticulture
S2ECON5510Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5510Soil Dynamics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Geoscience (72550) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
S2SCIE5500Modelling Natural Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Professional Engineering (62550) or Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Master of Biological Science (72520) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Geoscience (72550), Master of Hydrogeology (72540), Master of Science (70630) or Master of Biotechnology or honours in the Faculty of Science

Genetics and Breeding specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units to the value of 24 points from this group.

Note: Students ordinarily take GENE4002, SCIE4003, SCIE4401 and one of SCIE3314 or AGRI2201 or ANIM3306
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2AGRI2201Pasture and Livestock Systems
Prerequisites:
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology or BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
S2ANIM3306Clean, Green and Ethical Animal Production
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ANIM unit or AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
S1, S2GENE4002Integrated Topics in Genetics I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520), Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
S2SCIE3314Crops and Cropping Systems
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis

Take either AGRI4404 Breeding and Animal Biotechnology OR AGRI4405 Breeding and Plant Biotechnology, AND all other units in this group (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1AGRI4404Breeding and Animal Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
AGRI4405 Breeding and Plant Biotechnology, GENE3303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE8303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE3310 Genetics and Plant Breeding, GENE8310 Genetics and Plant Breeding
S1AGRI4405Breeding and Plant Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) (HON-BOTNY) Botany or (HON-CONBI) Conservation Botany
Incompatibility:
AGRI4404 Breeding and Animal Biotechnology, GENE3303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE8303 Genetics and Animal Breeding, GENE3310 Genetics and Plant Breeding, GENE8310 Genetics and Plant Breeding
NSAGRI5502Case Studies in Breeding and Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours or equivalent
Incompatibility:
SCIE8709/SCIE8710 Breeding and Biotechnology in Action Part 1/Part 2
S1AGRI5547International Agriculture: Research and Development (Genetics and Breeding)
S2SCIE5507Food Fibre and Fuel Security
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology or the Master Agricultural Science

Students in course by coursework only, take units to the value of 36 points, of which 2 units must be at Level 5.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSAGRI4401Advanced Crop Production Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSAGRI4403Animal Reproduction
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
ANIM3358/ANIM3359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2, ANIM8358/ANIM8359 Animal Science and Technology Part 1/Part 2
NSAGRI4407Plant and Human Nutrition
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSAGRI5504Organic Agriculture
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
SCIE3303 Organic Agriculture and Horticulture, SCIE8303 Organic Agriculture and Horticulture
S2AGRI5506Integrated Pest Management
Incompatibility:
SCIE3351 Integrated Pest Management, SCIE8351 Integrated Pest Management
NSAGRI5508Sustainable Grazing Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (41650) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Professional Accounting (46210) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
S2SCIE5500Modelling Natural Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Professional Engineering (62550) or Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Master of Biological Science (72520) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Geoscience (72550), Master of Hydrogeology (72540), Master of Science (70630) or Master of Biotechnology or honours in the Faculty of Science

Students in the course by coursework and disseration take all units from this group (36 points).

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2AGRI5509Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Project Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science with specialistion in Crop and Livestock Farming Systems or Genetics and Breeding or Soil Science and Plant Nutrition; and (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in a relevant undergraduate major; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course
S1, S2AGRI5510Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Presentation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5554 Agriculture Masters Research Dissertation Part 4
S1, S2AGRI5551Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5511 Agriculture Masters Research Project Development
S1, S2AGRI5552Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5551 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2AGRI5553Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 3
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5552 Agriculture Masters Research Dissertation Part 2
S1, S2AGRI5554Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 4
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5553 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 3

Soil Science and Plant Nutrition specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EART3338Land Capability Assessment
Prerequisites:
ENVT2220 The Climate System or ENVT2236 Soil Science or EART2222 Geomorphology and Soils (formerly EART2222 Earth Surface Processes and Soils) or EART2231 Earth Materials or EART2234 Earth Processes or ENVT2251 Environmental Hydrology or ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity or ENVT2250
Incompatibility:
EART3323 Land, Soil and Water Systems, EART8823 Land, Soil and Water Systems
S2SCIE3314Crops and Cropping Systems
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate course

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSAGRI4401Advanced Crop Production Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSAGRI4407Plant and Human Nutrition
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S1AGRI5548International Agriculture: Research and Development (Soil Science and Plant Nutrition)
NSENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)

For students in the course by coursework only, take units to the value of 36 points, of which 4 units must be at Level 5.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSAGRI5502Case Studies in Breeding and Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours or equivalent
Incompatibility:
SCIE8709/SCIE8710 Breeding and Biotechnology in Action Part 1/Part 2
NSAGRI5504Organic Agriculture
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
SCIE3303 Organic Agriculture and Horticulture, SCIE8303 Organic Agriculture and Horticulture
S2AGRI5506Integrated Pest Management
Incompatibility:
SCIE3351 Integrated Pest Management, SCIE8351 Integrated Pest Management
NSAGRI5508Sustainable Grazing Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5001Biotechnology in the Natural Environment
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
S2ENVT5002Advanced Studies in Environmental Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
S2ENVT5503Remediation of Soils and Groundwater
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
NSENVT5508Advanced Spatial Analytics
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
S2ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications and ENVT5508 Advanced Spatial Analytics
S1ENVT5512Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or Master of Hydrogeology (72540).
Incompatibility:
ENVT3305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry, ENVT8305 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours

Students in the course by coursework and dissertation, take all units from this group (36 points).

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2AGRI5509Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Project Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science with specialistion in Crop and Livestock Farming Systems or Genetics and Breeding or Soil Science and Plant Nutrition; and (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in a relevant undergraduate major; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course
S1, S2AGRI5510Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Presentation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5554 Agriculture Masters Research Dissertation Part 4
S1, S2AGRI5551Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5511 Agriculture Masters Research Project Development
S1, S2AGRI5552Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5551 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2AGRI5553Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 3
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5552 Agriculture Masters Research Dissertation Part 2
S1, S2AGRI5554Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 4
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
AGRI5553 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Dissertation Part 3

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a relevant bachelor's degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 72310 Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Science (48 points)
  • 72210 Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science (24 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Agricultural Science course before completing it, but after completing 48 points of Level 4 or Level 5 units, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Science.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Agricultural Science course before completing it, but after completing 24 points of Level 4 or Level 5 units, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed a bachelor's degree that aligns with the chosen specialisation in the course, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Research project

13. Students who request approval to undertake a research project must have—

(a) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units, relevant to the master's specialisation, in their UWA undergraduate major;

or

(b) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.