Honours in Agricultural Science

Honours in Agricultural Science builds upon your knowledge gained at undergraduate level through an emphasis on processes at a farming systems level. The question of how to achieve sustainable and profitable production is addressed. You will visit and collect data from the UWA Future Farm at Pingelly. The links between soils, water, plants, livestock and farm management are explored on the farm, in lectures and through assessment items including economic modelling. You will develop an in-depth understanding of how farming systems function which will allow you to anticipate and adapt to the many challenges that are currently facing our agricultural systems. The skills gained in this honours specialisation will equip you for careers in a wide range of areas including farm managers, farm advisors and policy analysts in the public sector.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) critically identify gaps in knowledge in the field of Agricultural Science; (2) design and implement a research project that fills an identified gap in knowledge; (3) critically analyse results and draw evidence-based conclusions; (4) manage and analyse research data sets using appropriate statistical tests; (5) present research outcomes orally and in the form of a scientific paper; and (6) convey specialist knowledge in the field of Agricultural Science.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Agricultural Science major.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period
Take all units (42 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2AGRI4511Agriculture Honours Research Project Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Honours (Agricultural Science) degree in the Faculty of Science
S1, S2AGRI4512Agriculture Honours Research Presentation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Agriculture Science Honours
Co-requisites:
AGRI5544 Agriculture Honours Research Dissertation Part 4
S1, S2AGRI5541Agriculture Honours Research Dissertation Part 1
Co-requisites:
AGRI4511 Agriculture Honours Research Project Development
S1, S2AGRI5542Agriculture Honours Research Dissertation Part 2
Co-requisites:
AGRI4511 Agriculture Honours Research Project Development
S1, S2AGRI5543Agriculture Honours Research Dissertation Part 3
Co-requisites:
AGRI4512 Agriculture Honours Research Presentation
S1, S2AGRI5544Agriculture Honours Research Dissertation Part 4
Co-requisites:
AGRI4512 Agriculture Honours Research Presentation
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
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points (at least one of which is Level 4):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
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
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)
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
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
NSAGRI5508Sustainable Grazing Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
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
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
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)
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
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