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Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Sciences) (BSc)


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Title Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Sciences) (BSc)
Course Code B1376
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Agricultural Sciences
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description The Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Sciences) builds deep understanding and practical experience as well as industry and community engagement, with double majors and major/minor combinations available in different specialisations or other disciplines to enhance how agricultural science operates in social, business, health and policy environments. Extensive laboratory work and farm experience provide opportunities to enhance practical skills.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
CLO 1 - Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of the agricultural sciences in society
CLO 2 - Describe the scientific method and demonstrate its application to agricultural problems
CLO3 - Apply appropriate analytical and technical methods to solve agricultural problems

CLO 4 - Collect, record, analyse and interpret information using the conventions of scientific argument, judgement, deduction and communication
CLO 5 - Choose and apply relevant quantitative and qualitative analyses
CLO6 - Communicate scientific data, information and arguments effectively in writing, speaking and online outlets to scientific peer groups and the broader community

CLO 7 - Apply principles of animal and human ethics and academic integrity in a range of professional settings
CLO 8 - Apply agricultural knowledge and skills in global and regional contexts
CLO 9 - Collaborate effectively with scientific specialists within and outside the agricultural sciences
CLO 10 - Work both under supervision and autonomously
CLO 11 - Work effectively in team environments, including teams with intercultural and interdisciplinary diversity
CLO12 - Reflect critically on professional experiences, including the capacity for lifelong learning

Employment Prospects Graduates will be able to pursue careers in agriculture, agribusiness, and government, acting in policy, technical, research and administrative roles. This will be with State and Australian Government Departments of Agriculture, agribusiness, other private industry and natural resource management groups.
Main research areas Crop and pasture production, agricultural biotechnology, food production, biosecurity, agribusiness, natural resource management.
Further Study A fourth year of study is available in the form of an honours year.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 6 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Select from the following:
MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

VLS302 Professional Placement in Veterinary and Life Sciences - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-placement, SUM-placement

Core Units - 12 credit points

BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MAS183 Statistical Data Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BIO152 Cell Biology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 180 places), S2-internal

Major Units - 24 credit points

Options - 27 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

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