Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Pursue your passion for agriculture and develop a deep understanding of how the sector operates in social, business, health and policy environments.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1391

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

3

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

0102135
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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

This course prepares you for a dynamic career in agriculture as you develop core skills in science, chemistry and biology while pursuing a major of your choice in Animal Science, Animal Health or Crop and Pasture Science.

As well as gaining firm theoretical knowledge, you’ll also be exposed to extensive practical experience in both laboratory and farm settings. During these pracs you’ll learn how properties and agribusinesses are managed, how to drive production efficiencies, animal handling techniques and management skills, plus more.

You can also choose a minor in either Equine Science or Applied Animal Production in which you’ll learn about animal breeding, equine nutrition and equine physiology.

3 reasons to study Agricultural Science at Murdoch

  • Study at Australia’s only on-campus farm where you’ll gain experience handling a range of large animals, working with farm facilities and learning about farm management.
  • Grow your industry network with our range of placements in farms and agricultural research programs across Western Australia.
  • Take part in our industry tours where you can visit agribusinesses for greater understanding of whole production systems, value and supply chains and farm business management.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • The role of agricultural science in society
  • Analytical and technical skills needed to solve agricultural problems
  • Principles of animal and human ethics
  • How to apply agricultural knowledge in global and regional contexts
  • How to collaborate with scientific specialists within and outside agricultural sciences

Customise your course

Customise your course by choosing a major of interest. Pick between Animal Science, Animal Health or Crop and Pasture Science. You can also pick two majors to graduate with a double major or alternatively, choose one major and a minor in either Equine Science or Applied Animal Production.
For students wanting to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine, we suggest completing a double major in Animal Health and Animal Science as a pathway into Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Your future career

When you graduate from this course, you’ll be able to pursue careers in agriculture, agribusiness, and government to work in policy, technical, research and administrative roles. This can include State and Australian Government Departments of Agriculture, agribusiness, private industry and natural resource management groups.

Your future career could include:

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Biosecurity and Quarantine Officer
  • Farm Manager
  • Research Scientist

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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Entry requirements

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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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