The best and brightest minds are needed to ensure food security for a growing population in the face of increased variability in climate and water scarcity. The new plant breeding centre at UWA will equip tomorrow’s plant breeders with broad-based knowledge and needed skills. It’s an important and timely initiative. I wish it success in this critical mission.
The Centre provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses for future plant breeders.
The Centre offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (Genetics and Breeding) degree – the only one of its kind at an Australian university - and a four-year Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science) with training in genetics and plant breeding.
Both degrees are combined with training in crop agronomy, plant physiology, biometrics and related disciplines.
The Master of Science (Genetics and Breeding) degree is a two year course, by coursework and dissertation. The aim of the course is to produce professional plant breeders for industry in both the developed and developing world.
We offer post-graduate level degrees in agricultural science as well as genetics and plant breeding.
These include Graduate Certificates in Science (one semester), Graduate Diplomas in Science (one year), and the Masters of Science (two years).
There are opportunities for graduates with a strong breeding and genetics background to directly undertake a PhD in Science (Agriculture).