Become equipped with an introductory knowledge of agricultural crop, food and fibre production and markets
- explore the interdisciplinary nature of agricultural crop, food and fibre production and markets
- develop a sound foundation in the scientific principles and analytical skills behind improved agricultural production systems and their sustainability; an
- be introduced to research topics and practical applications within the disciplines of agricultural science.
Students will be introduced to many of the issues underpinning the advances in food and fibre production within the Australian and International Agriculture sectors. The discipline core subjects within the Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences cover a range of plant and animal disciplines as well as a focus on current and emerging environmental agricultural and associated industry impacts.
Graduates have a foundation in the scientific principles and analytical skills behind improved agricultural production systems and their sustainability. Students undertake interdisciplinary studies in the nature of agricultural crop, food and fibre production and markets at an advanced level. Knowledge and skills are developed in environmental, economic, social and ethical factors related to plant- and animal-derived food and fibre production in Australia and globally.
The Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences is a pathway into the Master of Agricultural Sciences.
Commonwealth Supported Places available
This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Australian Fee (AF) Places to domestic students.
Indicative total course fee:
Typical course fee for 2017:
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs)
A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. Find out more about CSP student contribution amounts.
Australian Fee Places (AF)
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, you will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee place if you are eligible for a place in the course. Students enrolled in an AF place are required to pay the full cost of their tuition fees to the University. Australian Fee places are not subsidised by the Australian Government, however you may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist with payment of tuition fees. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to deduct course costs from taxable income: see the ATO website for further information.
How course fees are calculated
Your course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one year full-time study (1 EFTSL). Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.
The duration indicated is maximum course duration and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies. The course may be shorter depending on your academic background and/or relevant work experience where applicable.
If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more.