Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Agricultural Science / Bachelor of Business

Learn the food production systems, and develop an understanding of how food security, farming systems, climate change and international markets impact feeding the world’s growing population. The combined degree provides essential business and management skills for a career in the international business of agriculture.

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Murdoch code

B1393

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

103899F
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See inside business

Visit agribusinesses to understand production systems, value and supply chains and farm business management. 

Australia’s only on-campus farm

Gain the advantage of hands-on experience in soil science, crop science and pasture science in our South Street campus farm.

Eight weeks of industry placements

Undertake industry placements in farms and agriculture research programs across WA.

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Overview

There is increasing demand for leaders in the agriculture and food sectors with diverse skills and knowledge of both the management and technical aspects of the industry. This unique program provides an opportunity to combine management studies with agriculture. The combined degree brings together two key agriculture majors (Animal Science and Crop & Pasture Science) with fundamental business knowledge and a choice of a business major (Management, Marketing or International Business). The broad range of skills and experiences covered, together with industry and community engagement, prepare graduates for careers in the rapidly developing world of agribusiness.

3 reasons to study Agricultural Science and Business at Murdoch

  1. Gain fundamental skills across science and business relating to the Agricultural industry, increasing your employability in the rapidly developing global industry of agribusiness.
  2. Studying at Australia’s only campus-based farm, you’ll gain hands-on experience in animal science and production together with crop science and pasture science. As part of your studies, you’ll have the chance to get hands-on experience during industry placements in farms and agriculture research programs across WA.
  3. Gain knowledge that will help you create innovative solutions for food, agriculture, communities and the environment.


Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Animal science and health
  • Crop and pasture science
  • International business
  • Management
  • Agricultural economics


Your future career

An extremely wide range of opportunities are available in the commercial, agricultural and industrial sectors covering information technology, manufacturing, food production, export industries, and biosecurity and food safety. Future career options could include:

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agricultural Economist or Analyst
  • Farm Manager
  • Agronomist

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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