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Course overview

Description
Students taking this combined degree will receive advanced training in Agricultural Science and in the Arts discipline of their choice. Graduates of this course will demonstrate both specific and transferable skills that are highly valued by employers, making them competitive in the job market. The knowledge and skills acquired will enable graduates to make a real contribution to the global challenges facing humanity.

Enrolment Guidance for Majors and Minors:

Students should choose one degree-specific major from their specialised degree BP019 Bachelor of Agricultural Science. When enrolling on StudentConnect, this major will start with the code MJDC.

Students should also choose one degree-specific major from their comprehensive degree BP001 Bachelor of Arts. On StudentConnect, this major will start with the code MJD.

Students are permitted to take one second major (on StudentConnect, this will start with the code MJS) and up to two minors (on StudentConnect, minors start with the code MNR), if they meet the pre-requisite requirements of those majors and minors and can complete all majors and minors within the 192 credit points of their combined degree.

Students are not permitted to enrol in the following degree-specific major(s) or second major(s) in this combined course:(1) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (2) MJS-PSYCY Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.

Please see the course rules for more information. Students should contact their Student Advising Office via AskUWA for further information.

Course code
CB009
Status
Current / 2024
Administered by
School of Agriculture and Environment
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Judith Lichtenzveig

Course details

Credit points required
192
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Structure
192 points comprising 32 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Attendance type
Full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Delivery mode
Internal
Standard full-time completion
4 years
Standard part-time completion
8 years (maximum 12 years)
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
First Degree major(s)

Students should take a degree-specific major from the BP019 - Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Second Degree major(s)
Students should take a degree-specific major from the BP001 - Bachelor of Arts
excluding the majors listed below:
(1) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
(2) MJS-PSYCY Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
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.

Rules

Title

1. These rules are the Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Arts Degree Combined Course Rules.

Terms Used

2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University 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), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

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

English Language competency requirements

5. 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

6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 85, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and meet the additional requirements stated at (2) below

or

(b) an assured pathway offer;

or

(c) a place in a relevant UWA access program.

(2) A scaled mark of at least 50% in Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher; or a scaled mark of at least 50% in Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent with an additional mathematics unit; or two additional mathematics units; and

(3) A scaled mark of at least 50% in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent or higher; or an additional chemistry unit.

Admission ranking and selection

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

Transfer Requirements

8.(1) A student enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UWA may apply to transfer into this combined degree course if they satisfy the following conditions:

(a) the student has not commenced their final semester of enrolment in their current course;

and

(b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;

and

(c) there are no quotas preventing the student from enrolling in a major or unit in which the student seeks to enrol; and
(2) the student has completed a minimum of 24 points of study in their current course and achieved a WAM of at least 60

Course structure
9.(1)

The Combined Bachelor's degrees consists of 192 credit points (normally 32 units), comprising:

(a) no more than 96 credit points (normally 16 units) at Level 1; and

(b) at least 96 credit points (normally 16 units) completed at Level 2 and Level 3, including at least 36 credit points (normally 6 units) at Level 3; and

(c) a degree-specific major for the BP019 - Bachelor of Agricultural Science :

(d) a degree-specific major for the BP001 - Bachelor of Arts except the majors listed below:

(1) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

(2) MJS-PSYCY Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

and(e) any relevant foundation units.

and(2) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or up to two minors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 192 credit points.

Exit awards

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

BP019 - Bachelor of Agricultural Science
BP001 - Bachelor of Arts

(2)(a) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Arts before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including the relevant majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP019 - Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

(b) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Arts before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, excluding the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP001 - Bachelor of Arts.

(1) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
(2) MJS-PSYCY Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Satisfactory progress

11.(1) To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

(3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.

Progress status

12.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances —

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(1).

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).