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Agricultural Science
MJRU-AGRSC

Agricultural Science

Undergraduate major

Gain a career-ready understanding of the science and technology of agriculture.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Guaranteed ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Agricultural Science Major (BSc Science)
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
Course outline

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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline

Outline

Outline

Agriculture is the science and practice of food and fibre production. With food production and security being major issues for both developed and emerging economies, the demand for expertise in agricultural production and development is increasing worldwide.

Australia's potential to be a leader in developing innovations for sustainable, economical and ethical food production is further adding to career opportunities in agriculture.

This course will give you an industry-ready understanding of the science and technology required for the production of plants and animals for food and fibre.

As a multidisciplinary field, agricultural science builds from the basics of biology, chemistry and statistics, to the components of agricultural systems – including soil science, crop science, animal science and molecular genetics.

You'll study topics ranging from overarching issues such as food security, sustainability and climate change, to specifics of crop and animal production and soil health.

You'll also be introduced to satellite-based technologies used in precision agriculture for crop, pasture and livestock management systems.

During your studies you'll engage with Curtin-based research centres, which could lead to career options in those areas.

What jobs can the Agricultural Science lead to?

Careers

  • Agricultural manager / consultant
  • Agricultural and resource economist
  • Agricultural scientist / technologist
  • Agronomist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Climate scientist
  • Plant breeder
  • Soil scientist

Industries

  • Agriculture and precision agriculture
  • Agriculture and grain marketing
  • Farming
  • Agricultural supply-chain logistics
  • Biosecurity
  • Farmer grower groups
  • Food security
  • International agricultural aid
  • Plant and animal breeding
  • Chemical industry
  • Government agriculture departments

What you'll learn

  • have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in agricultural science that is typically at a level that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that will be informed by knowledge of the forefront of agricultural science, GC1
  • can apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to agricultural science, and have competencies typically demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments (to both specialist and non-specialist audiences) and solving problems within agricultural science, GC2
  • understand the constructs of the scientific method and apply these principles in agricultural science using digital technologies, GC3
  • can gather and interpret relevant data within agricultural science to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues, including being aware of the diversity of international perspectives associated with agricultural science, and how these impact upon the practice of agricultural science, GC4
  • understand and appreciate cultural diversity and how it impacts on the practice of agricultural science, GC5
  • display a high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member, GC6

Why study Agricultural Science

Professional recognition

Graduates of the honours coursse may be eligible to commence the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science's professional development for Certified Practising Agriculturalist.

Get the Curtin edge

Engage with Curtin research centres like the Centre for Crop and Disease Management for unique learning and career opportunities.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Agricultural Science) (Honours) may be eligible to commence the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science's professional development for Certified Practising Agriculturalist.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Alternative pathways

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Not accepted. Written English may be used to demonstrate English Competency (140)

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Not accepted. Written English may be used to demonstrate English Competency (140)

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Not accepted. Written English may be used to demonstrate English Competency (140)

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 70

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Applications ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

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We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of university admission. Choose the support you need from the options below.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

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Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Science) degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-AGRSC
  • Last updated on: 1 March 2024

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