Major Overview

Description

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 extended 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) demonstrate competency in laboratory practice, fieldwork study, report writing, oral presentation and team work skills suited to gain employment in Agribusiness and Agricultural Science..

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office. If you are completing this major in a Combined Bachelor's masters Course, you have elected to pursue a highly specialised and in-depth program of study in your chosen field. While you are encouraged to use the free elective units available in your course to study in other disciplines offered at UWA, your formal requirement to broaden your course will be met through the Honours and Postgraduate units which form an integral part of your course.

Prerequisites

Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher or Mathematics Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in the first year. Students without ATAR mathematics will take two first year mathematics units.

Courses

Agribusiness and Agricultural Science can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

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
S2 ACCT1100 Business Reporting and Analysis
Incompatibility
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting.
FINA1221 Introduction to Finance
S1 AGRI1001 Feeding the World None
S2 BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology None
S1 ECON1000 Economics for Business
Incompatibility
Enrolment in
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce (ID 2)
or Enrolment in
BP013 Bachelor of Economics (ID 13)
S1, S2 MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing
Incompatibility
MKTG2203 Marketing Management
S1, S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Applications or equivalent
or Mathematics Methods or equivalent
or Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Successful completion of
Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
Bridging units

Bridging units must be successfully completed within the first 48 points of study.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher are required to complete SCIE1500.
Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent or higher are required to complete MATH1720 and SCIE1500.

Note:Students who have completed MATH1721, are not required to complete SCIE1500.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or with permission
Incompatibility
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
S1, S2 SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Subject Mathematics Applications
or Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals (ID 5107)
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Mathematics Methods
and Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (ID 5108)

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or Unit(s) AGRI1001 Feeding the World
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
S2 ECON2245 Business Economics
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ECON1000 Economics for Business
or ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S1 GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GENE2204 Principles of Genetics
S1, S2 GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisites
36 points of prior study
S1, S2, SS 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 (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 AGRI3004 Agribusiness Planning and Management
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) AGRI1001 Feeding the World
and 48 points in your chosen degree
S2 ANIM3306 Clean, Green and Ethical Animal Production
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
or level 2 Unit(s) Anim2xxx
S1 ECON3300 Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
48 points in your chosen degree
S2 GEOG3301 Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
MKTG3301 None
S2 SCIE3314 Crops and Cropping Systems
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) AGRI1001 Feeding the World