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:
Biosecurity and Quarantine Officer
Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.
Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 185 overall with no band below 185; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with no band below 68; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 94 with no band less than 27; Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) (Written English Section): Written English Score 140
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