Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] major

The global population is increasing and with it comes the need for a profitable and economically viable agribusiness sector to meet the food and fibre demand of humanity. The agribusiness sector is important and dynamic in producing food and fibre, consumer expenditure and employment creation. The sector also faces many challenges that requires innovative and visionary leadership. The double major in Agribusiness and Agricultural Sciences will provide students with unique the opportunity to be part of this growing sector. Students learn both the agricultural science and business and managerial economic knowledge and skills necessary to address the scientific and managerial challenges in food systems and value chains.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of agribusiness markets and agricultural science in Australia and globally; (2) demonstrate skills and knowledge to assess agricultural value chains and markets using experimental, modelling and statistical methods; (3) understand fundamental agricultural policy, economic, and management tools for agribusiness applications; (4) demonstrate capacity to solve agribusiness-related problems using data analysis, GIS, business strategy and modeling methods; (5) integrate agricultural, scientific and market data with farming systems information to guide agribusiness decision making for improved efficiency, profitability and/or environmental outcomes; (6) demonstrate networking, communication and leadership skills; and (7) apply the knowledge and skills required for employment related to agribusiness and agricultural science.

Degree-specific major

Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • six Level 1 units
  • six Level 2 units
  • five Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

Students required to take bridging mathematics and or chemistry are advised to take these units in their first year of study.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2, SS ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
Incompatibility:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
S1 AGRI1001 Feeding the World
S2 BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
S1, S2 ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S1, S2, SS MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing
Incompatibility:
MKTG2203 Marketing Management
S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Co-requisites:
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (only required if students haven't completed ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B;
or
equivalent
or
higher.
Incompatibility:
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
Prerequisites:
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or
BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or
AGRI1101 Feeding the World (SCIE1104 Science Society and Data Analysis
or
STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics )
S2 ECON2245 Business Economics
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S1 GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance
Prerequisites:
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology)
or
BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
Incompatibility:
GENE2204 Principles of Genetics, GENE2240 Introduction to Genetics
S1, S2 GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisites:
36 points of prior study
Incompatibility:
EART2201 Geographic Information Systems
S2 MKTG2301 Small Business Management
Prerequisites:
MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing;
for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
MGMT3301 Small Business Management
S1, S2 SCIE2205 Science Work Placement
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (BP004)
or
the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP006)
or
the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) and completion of 60 points of study at UWA and approval of the unit coordinator.

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
AGRI3004
S2 ANIM3306 Clean, Green and Ethical Animal Production
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ANIM unit
or
AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
S1 ECON3300 Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points
S2 GEOG3301 Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing
Prerequisites:
GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
S2 SCIE3314 Crops and Cropping Systems
Prerequisites:
AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Science course.

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

Overview of unit sequence

The Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] second major is a single major comprising:

  • six Level 1 units
  • six Level 2 units
  • five Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

Students required to take bridging mathematics and or chemistry are advised to take these units in their first year of study.

Level 1

Second major units
Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2, SS ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
Incompatibility:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
S1 AGRI1001 Feeding the World
S2 BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
S1, S2 ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S1, S2, SS MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing
Incompatibility:
MKTG2203 Marketing Management
S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Co-requisites:
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (only required if students haven't completed ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B;
or
equivalent
or
higher.
Incompatibility:
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
Prerequisites:
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or
BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or
AGRI1101 Feeding the World (SCIE1104 Science Society and Data Analysis
or
STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics )
S2 ECON2245 Business Economics
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S1 GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance
Prerequisites:
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology)
or
BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
Incompatibility:
GENE2204 Principles of Genetics, GENE2240 Introduction to Genetics
S1, S2 GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisites:
36 points of prior study
Incompatibility:
EART2201 Geographic Information Systems
S2 MKTG2301 Small Business Management
Prerequisites:
MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing;
for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
MGMT3301 Small Business Management
S1, S2 SCIE2205 Science Work Placement
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (BP004)
or
the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP006)
or
the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) and completion of 60 points of study at UWA and approval of the unit coordinator.

Level 3

Second major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
AGRI3004
S2 ANIM3306 Clean, Green and Ethical Animal Production
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ANIM unit
or
AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
S1 ECON3300 Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points
S2 GEOG3301 Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing
Prerequisites:
GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
S2 SCIE3314 Crops and Cropping Systems
Prerequisites:
AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Agriculture Science and Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can also be taken as a degree-specific major.