Master of Science (Dryland Agricultural Systems)
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||2 years full time|
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.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
- Recognised bachelor degree in science and have achieved competency in agricultural systems or a related discipline to the level of second-year tertiary study, OR
- Recognised bachelor degree with honours in a related field or graduate diploma in a related field. Applicants via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$26,900*|
Fees are indicative first year only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
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.
The technical and scientific skills acquired through study in this course will enable you to tackle the wide range of problems facing modern agricultural industries, particularly in relation to global food security and climate change.
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