The Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Sciences will develop understanding of the many issues underpinning the advances in sustainable food and fibre production. The multi-billion dollar agricultural sectors spans agricultural production, food processing industries, government, agricultural finance, land and water resource management and international agricultural production, processing and development.
Within the course, there are four major specialisations to choose from: agribusiness, animal science, crop production and food security.
Students will gain a sound foundation of the scientific principles and analytical skills vital for plant and animal-derived food and fibre production in Australia and globally. Through the course they will become competent in experimental work and understand the industrial applications and commercial outcomes of the industry. Participants will develop the tools for strategic business decision making in economics or finance management in the agrifood and fibre context.
The programme emphasises the integral roles that animals play in sustaining our lives with practical applications in animal conservation and biological research. Additionally the course explores the ethical and moral issues encompassing care, management and the use of animals as a resource. Students can specialise in animal nutrition and metabolism, animal behaviour and welfare, or integrated animal system analysis.
Units Of Study:
These modules are indicative and subject to change.
- Core Modules: (1) Securing Sufficient and Healthy Food and (2) Financial Management for Agribusiness
- Electives: Leadership, Human Resource Management, Managing Markets and Agribusiness Management Economics.
Eligibility Criteria :
- In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed either: an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent; or a minimum of six years documented relevant professional work experience.
- In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider: prior academic performance, and, if relevant, professional experience.
- The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board Rules on the use of selection instruments.
- Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.