Honours Overview

Description

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 70 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Agricultural Science major.

Intake periods

Beginning of year and mid-year

Courses

Honours in Agricultural Science can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
NS
non-standard teaching period
Take all units (36 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1, S2ENVT4422Research Methods in Agricultural and Environmental Science
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ZOOLY Zoology
or HON-BOTNY Botany
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 74230 Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
or Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
or Unit(s) SCIE4401 Data Use in Science
or Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
S1, S2SCIE5571Dissertation Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics and satisfy eligibility criteria for research project
or dissertation
S1, S2SCIE5572Dissertation Part 2
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE5571 Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2SCIE5573Dissertation Part 3
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE5572 Dissertation Part 2
S1, S2SCIE5574Dissertation Part 4
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SCIE5573 Dissertation Part 3
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points (at least one of which is Level 4):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
NSAGRI4401Precision Agriculture
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
S1AGRI4407Plant and Human Nutrition
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
S1AGRI4410Breeding and Biotechnology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
S2AGRI5402Agribusiness
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
S1AGRI5502Case Studies in Breeding and Biotechnology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
or HON-BTECH Biotechnology
S1AGRI5506Integrated Pest Management - Principles
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science (ID 164)
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science (ID 390)
S2AGRI5508Sustainable Grazing Systems
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
S1ENVT4401Advanced Land Use and Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72530 Master of Environmental Science
or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or HON-CONBI Conservation Biology
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)