Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment

The University of Sydney
Indicative Price: $33,000
Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Location: Camperdown, Darlington campus

The Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment trains you to solve the big challenges in the world: food security, climate change, and management of carbon, water and the environment. With lots of professional experience in the lab and out in the field, you’ll be ready to contribute to a booming sector that generates over $150 billion a year in production, contributes around 16% of Australia’s export earnings, and tackles the biggest global issues of our time.

The one-year Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment is the perfect next step for graduates already trained by a degree in Science, Economics or related work experience (accreditation subject to approval).

Within this articulated degree you will complete a research project where you will be innovatively addressing modern-day problems, while also honing your skills in project management, communication and cross-disciplinary thinking. You can choose from a range of specialist streams depending on where your interests lie. Importantly, the course gives you lots of hands-on experience, which helps to make you highly sought-after by employers in both the public and private sectors.

Your studies will be bolstered by state-of-the-art facilities that are among the best in Australia. These include our Centre for Carbon, Water and Food – the first of its kind in the nation – and the world-renowned Plant Breeding Institute. In 2015, our IA Watson International Grains Research Centre became the largest regional grains research centre in the country.

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Units Of Study:

  • Agricultural Finance and Risk
  • Agricultural Markets
  • Agricultural and Environmental Extension
  • Australian Forest Systems
  • Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
  • Crop Improvement
  • Crop and Pasture Agronomy
  • Development Economics
  • Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis
  • Econ of Minerals and Energy Industries
  • Economics of Water and Bio-Resources
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis
  • Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
  • Environmental Simulation Modelling
  • Fire in Australian Ecosystems
  • Forest Ecosystem Science
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • International Trade
  • Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Principles of Biochemical Analysis
  • Production Modelling and Management
  • Remote Sensing, GIS and Land Management
  • Research and Practice in Horticulture
  • Soil Processes, Assessment and Management
  • Sustainable Farming Systems
  • Sustainable Horticultural Cropping
  • The Soil at Work
  • Water Management and Variable Climate
Online Course: No
Funding Available: Yes

Eligibility Criteria :

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Agriculture and Environment will (a) hold a relevant bachelor's degree with a credit average or an equivalent qualification, or (b) have completed the requirements for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Agriculture and Environment from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

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