This course will provide you with the skills to pursue a career in agricultural research and development. Graduates may also find work as consultants and advisers to the livestock and cropping industries in Mediterranean environments around the world.
You will cover science and technology for crop, pasture and livestock production (including the roles of genetics and management in achieving optimum production against environmental constraints), and their integration into viable farming systems.
You will place special emphasis on emerging technologies for precise management of crops and livestock, and their role in ensuring safe, sustainable production systems. In your second year, you will undertake supervised research into a current and emerging industry problem. Intensive study periods may also be available over the summer or vacation periods.
Australian & NZ Students
You must have a bachelor degree in science and have achieved competency in agricultural systems or a related discipline to the level of second year tertiary study. Credits for recognised learning may be granted if you have successfully completed an honours or graduate diploma in this field of study.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Advanced Soil Science
Science Masters Research Methodologies
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Broadacre Crop and Pasture Science
Integrated Pest Management
Plant Molecular Biology
Climate Change, Modelling and Adaptation
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Environment and Agriculture Research Project 1
Environment and Agriculture Research Project 2
Advanced Livestock Production Systems
Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Food Security
Advanced Statistics for Environment and Agriculture
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Advanced Cropping Systems and Precision Agriculture
Environment and Agriculture Research Project 3
Pasture and Rangeland Management
This qualification will provide you with the skills to pursue a career in agricultural research and development, and as consultants/advisors to the livestock and cropping industries in Mediterranean environments around the world. Employers are likely to include Government and private research organisations, agricultural consultancy groups, and individual growers and grower groups.
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