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

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

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period
Take all units (36 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1AGRI5549International Agriculture: Research and Development
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or
73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
or
HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2SCIE5572Dissertation Part 2
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5571 Dissertation Part 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2SCIE5573Dissertation Part 3
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5572 Dissertation Part 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2SCIE5574Dissertation Part 4
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of
Or
Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5573 Dissertation Part 3
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points (at least one of which is Level 4):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
NSAGRI4401Precision Agriculture
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or
71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or
HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1AGRI4407Plant and Human Nutrition
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or
71570 Master of Geographic Information Science
or
HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1AGRI4410Breeding and Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or
71580 Master of Biotechnology HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1AGRI5506Integrated Pest Management - Principles
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science (ID 164)
or
71570 Master of Geographic Information Science (ID 390)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2AGRI5508Sustainable Grazing Systems
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or
HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems (ID 1384)