Bachelor of Science - Crop and Pasture Science

Murdoch University

To meet the needs of the world's growing population, it's estimated that global food production will need to double by 2050. In this course, you'll gain a regional, national and global perspective on how to address this issue, with training from scientists, professionals and industry-leading farmers in the how science is applied to food production. You'll learn about the factors that affect the growth of plants used for food and forage production, and how plant growth can be manipulated through various interventions. You'll explore the agricultural business operating environment in terms of government policies, markets and the value chain. You'll examine the role of new technologies in improving the yield, profitability and sustainability of food production systems. Studying at Australia's only campus-based farm, you'll gain hands-on experience in soil science, crop science and pasture science. As part of your studies, you'll have the chance to get hands-on experience across a total of eight weeks of industry placements in farms and agriculture research programs across WA. To expand your skills and career prospects, you can create a double major with Crop and Pasture Science and Animal Science. This will make you an adaptable and innovative agricultural scientist ready for a variety of careers in the agricultural industries. You'll address increasing global concern around food security and develop a deep understanding of how to feed a growing population, exploring new and emerging technologies and how to add value to existing production.

Course Fee:


International: $98,422

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; selection via ATAR; or mature age entry via STAT; or TAFE Certificate IV or higher; English language competency

Subjects you can Study:

Crop and pasture science

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00125J

Related Careers:

Agricultural Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch 60.15 No Full time 3 years
Murdoch 60.15 No Part time

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.

 

Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.

 

Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.

 

Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.

 

Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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