Agricultural Technology [not available in 2020] major

There is a critical need to produce food and fibre more efficiently and in a more sustainable manner. There are now rapid changes in the agricultural sector, largely due to developments in agricultural technology. This data-intensive technology has the potential to significantly increase production efficiency and reduce the environmental impact from agriculture; however, the key is making sense of the data and developing profitable and sustainable farming strategies. The Agricultural Technology major provides a broad agricultural background along with the necessary skills in data management and analysis, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. In this major, you will learn how to integrate the information and make decisions within the context of our agricultural/farming system.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) critically review the mixed farming systems in Western Australia; (2) demonstrate skills and knowledge to assess agricultural systems using experimental, modelling and statistical methods; (3) understand fundamental spatial data techniques and digital systems and sensors for agricultural applications; (4) explain the capacity to solve farming-related problems using programming and data science methods.; (5) integrate agricultural data with farming systems information to guide decision making for improved efficiency, profitability and/or environmental outcomes; (6) demonstrate networking, communication and leadership skills; and (7) apply relevant employability skills for agricultural technology.

Degree-specific major

Agricultural Technology [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

Agricultural Technology [not available in 2020] is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • four Level 1 units
  • four Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 AGRI1001 Feeding the World
S1, S2 CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
or
equivalent
or
higher
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
S1 SCOM1101 Communicating Science
Prerequisites:
ATAR Mathematics Applications
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
TEE Discrete Mathematics
or
equivalent
or
higher
Co-requisites:
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals (only required if students haven't completed Maths Applications
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
TEE Discrete Mathematics
or
equivalent
or
higher). Please note that there will be a delay in validating your enrollment in SCOM1101 after you have enrolled in MATH 1720.

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (24 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 CITS2402 Introduction to Data Science
Prerequisites:
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
or
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
S1, S2 GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisites:
36 points of prior study
Incompatibility:
EART2201 Geographic Information Systems
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 (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A AGRI3003 Decisions from Data in Agriculture
Prerequisites:
AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems, GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems,
Co-requisites:
CITS2402 Introduction to Data Science
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 Agricultural Technology [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 Agricultural Technology [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 .

Agricultural Technology [not available in 2020] can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Agricultural Technology [not available in 2020] can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

Overview of unit sequence

The Agricultural Technology [not available in 2020] second major is a single major comprising:

  • four Level 1 units
  • four Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Level 1

Second major units
Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 AGRI1001 Feeding the World
S1, S2 CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
or
equivalent
or
higher
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
S1 SCOM1101 Communicating Science
Prerequisites:
ATAR Mathematics Applications
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
TEE Discrete Mathematics
or
equivalent
or
higher
Co-requisites:
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals (only required if students haven't completed Maths Applications
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
TEE Discrete Mathematics
or
equivalent
or
higher). Please note that there will be a delay in validating your enrollment in SCOM1101 after you have enrolled in MATH 1720.

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (24 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 CITS2402 Introduction to Data Science
Prerequisites:
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
or
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
S1, S2 GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisites:
36 points of prior study
Incompatibility:
EART2201 Geographic Information Systems
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 (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A AGRI3003 Decisions from Data in Agriculture
Prerequisites:
AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems, GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems,
Co-requisites:
CITS2402 Introduction to Data Science
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 Agricultural Technology [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 .

Agricultural Technology [not available in 2020] can also be taken as a degree-specific major.