Master of Sustainable Agriculture

Charles Sturt University
Indicative Price: $28,000
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Qualification: Higher Education Diploma
Location: Orange

Shape the future of agriculture with CSU’s Master of Sustainable Agriculture. This course develops your expertise in the natural resource, human and economic factors affecting agricultural sustainability.

Designed to meet your vocational and professional requirements, this course can be used to further your understanding of topic areas studied in a prior qualification or to broaden your knowledge into new areas.

Through the development of creative and critical perspectives on sustainability, the Master of Sustainable Agriculture focuses on innovative ways of enhancing agriculture for the medium to long term.

Excellence in scholarship and research

This course is designed to equip you with high-level analytical, research and problem-solving skills and conceptual insight. In a capstone project, you will develop a research question in an area of interest, gather evidence and present your findings in a dissertation.

Personalised learning

CSU lets you complete the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Sustainable Agriculture with credit in each higher level for the subjects completed. Elective subjects are available in agriculture/rural management, irrigation and water resource management, cropping systems management, and extension and capacity building.

Study flexibility

CSU’s flexible study options provide you with choices about when, where and how you learn. You can study at your own pace, completing between one and four subjects a session, or choose to study a limited range of subjects during Session 3 (November to February) to speed up your progress through the course.

School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

CSU’s School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences is the largest and most successful provider of agricultural, horticultural and wine science education supporting rural industries in Australia. Our industry links ensure your course is relevant and topical and you gain the expertise to make an impact in your profession.

Units Of Study:

Core subjects:

  • Sustainable Agriculture Issues and Viewpoints
  • Managing Agro-Ecosystems
  • Research Methods
  • Sustainable Agriculture Dissertation
  • Reading in Science and Agriculture
  • Resource Economics
  • Managing Rural Change
  • Plus 4 electives

 

Online Course: Yes
Funding Available: No

Eligibility Criteria :

A completed Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.
OR
A completed Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
OR
A completed Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
OR
Relevant Industry experience from the agricultural/business sector of at least 2 years or equivalent knowledge gained through alternate means.
AND
Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency requirements apply.

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