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MAJOR

Environment and Agriculture Honours Major (BSc) (Honours)

MJRH-ENVAG

TAUGHT BY: School of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

Environment and Agriculture Honours allows students to develop skills necessary to conduct research in their chosen discipline within the context of Environment and Agriculture. Students will learn to apply scientific concepts, principles and methods to undertake a research project, develop the ability to manipulate, analyse and interpret scientific data, and effectively communicate their results both orally and in writing.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

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How to apply

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

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What you'll learn

  • apply advanced biological principles, concepts and methods to extend practical or theoretical knowledge within the broad context of agriculture and the environment
  • independently develop, justify and defend new understanding of a complex biological question or problem by critically assessing and integrating new and existing biological knowledge into a coherent and logical argument
  • retrieve, consolidate, analyse and present data and information concerning a complex biological question or problem, and apply cognitive skills to critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise this information
  • professionally communicate biological information clearly, concisely, coherently and accurately using written, visual, and verbal means appropriate to the audience
  • using appropriate, up-to-date methodologies, demonstrate competent technical skills to address a complex biological question or problem, justify and defend the merits and limitations of these methods
  • apply the scientific method to address a complex biological question or problem within a realistic logistical and financial context, independently evaluate their own learning, development and progress and take steps both independently and in collaboration with others to achieve stated aims
  • evaluate environmental and agricultural issues from a global perspective, applying national and international standards to biological data collection and reporting
  • recognise and respect the ethical, legal and cultural responsibility of a professional biologist in society, and evaluate the way in which global ethical and cultural issues may impact on professional practice
  • ensure research practices comply with all university, state and federal guidelines, policies, codes and laws, demonstrate professional, ethical and safe work practices

Student profile

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Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

How to apply

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Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please view the About offering tab for more information, including how to apply.

Where to get further information

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJRH-ENVAG
  • This offering was last updated on: 19/06/2019