1. Handbook
  2. Courses
  3. Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences

Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences (GD-AGSC)

Graduate DiplomaYear: 2017Campus: Parkville

You’re viewing the 2017 Handbook. View archived Handbooks

Overview

Award titleGraduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences
Year & campus2017 — Parkville
CRICOS code085100D
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Duration & credit points100 points taken over 12 months full time or 24 months part time

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 specialisation 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 consists of 100 credit points of study and may be undertaken as either full-time over one year or part-time study over two years and will be delivered at the Parkville campus. The program comprises of two core subjects (25 credit points), three specialisation core subjects (37.5 points), and three elective subjects (37.5 credit points).

The Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences is a pathway into the Master of Agricultural Sciences.

Last updated: 19 July 2017