The Master of Agricultural Sciences program gives an understanding of the many issues underpinning the advances in sustainable food and fibre production within the multi-billion dollar agricultural sectors, which encompasses agricultural production, food processing industries, government, agricultural finance, land and water resource management and international agricultural production, processing and development.
In the course the four areas of specialisation are as follows:
- Animal Science
- Crop Production
- Food Security
Students can develop the skills and knowledge needed to address the environmental, political and scientific challenges of international food security. The program provides a sound foundation in scientific principles and analytical skills vital for plant and animal-derived food and fibre production in Australia and globally. Students develop competence in experimental work and understand the industrial applications and commercial outcomes of the industry.
The course aims to support and enhance the integral roles that animals play in sustaining our lives with practical applications in animal conservation and biological research. Additionally, it 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. The program allows participants to develop the tools for strategic business decision making in economics or finance management in the agrifood and fibre context.
Units Of Study:
The course structures for the Master of Agricultural Sciences are dependent on the course entry point and the choice of specialisation.
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.