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Agricultural Science + Commerce [Combined] (BSc, BCom) (BCom+BSc)


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Title Agricultural Science + Commerce [Combined] (BSc, BCom) (BCom+BSc)
Course Code B1377
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Agricultural Sciences
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) + Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Duration 4 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 Bachelor of Commerce Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate knowledge of commerce disciplines
2 Apply knowledge of commerce in a variety of organisations (e.g. commercial, government and not-for-profit)
3 Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts
4 Evaluate issues and problems in commerce and structure evidence-based conclusions
5 Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning
6 Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
7 Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices.

Bachelor of Agriculture Learning Outcomes
8 Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of the agricultural sciences in society
9 Describe the scientific method and demonstrate its application to agricultural problems
10 Apply appropriate analytical and technical methods to solve agricultural problems
11 Collect, record, analyse and interpret information using the conventions of scientific argument, judgement, deduction and communication
12 Choose and apply relevant quantitative and qualitative analyses
13 Communicate scientific data, information and arguments effectively in writing, speaking and online outlets to scientific peer groups and the broader community
14 Apply principles of animal and human ethics and academic integrity in a range of professional settings
15 Apply agricultural knowledge and skills in global and regional contexts
16 Collaborate effectively with scientific specialists within and outside the agricultural sciences
17 Work both under supervision and autonomously
18 Work effectively in team environments, including teams with intercultural and interdisciplinary diversity
19 Reflect critically on professional experiences, including the capacity for lifelong learning

Employment Prospects The Bachelor of Commerce (Management) is broadly applicable to all sectors of industry, for profit, non-profit and government organizations. An extremely wide range of opportunities are available in the commercial, agricultural and industrial sectors covering information technology, manufacturing, food production, export industries, biosecurity and food safety & quality to name a few.
Recommended Minors Applied Animal Production; Equine Science
Main research areas Animal science, crop science, pasture & forage science, agricultural markets.
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 - 96 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 9 credit points

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

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

Agricultural Sciences Course Core - 12 credit points

BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 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

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

Commerce Course Core - 15 credit points

BUS123 Management in a Global Environment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS122 Business in Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS163 Introduction to Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS171 Foundations of Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS368 Cultures of Innovation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Agricultural Sciences Majors - 24 credit points

Select one Agricultural Science Major from the following

MJ-ANS Animal Science (Refer to the requirements for the selected major).


MJ-CPS Crop and Pasture Science (Refer to the requirements for the selected major).

Commerce Majors - 24 credit points

Select one Commerce Major from the following

MJ-INTBA International Business (Refer to the requirements for the selected major).


MJ-MKTA Marketing (Refer to the requirements for the selected major).


MJ-MGTA Management (Refer to the requirements for the selected major).

Options - 12 credit points

Minor/General Elective

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