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Agriculture, environment and sustainability

Our planet needs highly educated and informed people to sustainably manage our natural and farmed environment, while still providing the necessary resources for our ever-increasing human population.

You can study ways to conserve and manage our environment in the face of climate change by selecting streams in wildlife biology, restoration, genetics, or environmental chemistry, or study for a career in agribusiness to contribute to sustainably producing food and fibre for the future.

Curtin student, Daniel Werndly, looking at camera and smiling

Daniel Werndly

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) course at Curtin allowed me a unique opportunity to study in a field I am passionate about – ancient DNA – and complete my environment and agriculture honours dissertation. The lecturers and tutors were really great to interact with, and offered support and advice on my project ideas. The hands-on laboratory work, bioinformatics and writing were a definite highlight of my project as well. I enjoyed discussing my research project with the other students, and interacting with my peers whilst they also developed their research plans. The final thesis submission was great as it was a culmination of all the work I had done from the previous year.

Did you know?

Did you know?

Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world. The industry supports more than 1.6 million Australian jobs, with farmers managing nearly half of the nation’s land mass.

Image: The Centre for Crop and Disease Management, Building 304, Curtin Perth.

Be taken through graduate Sam Payet’s undersea world

Watch Coastal and Marine Science graduate Sam Payet, as he takes us through his undersea world, and explains the difference he hopes to be able to make.