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Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Sciences (GC-AGSC)

Graduate CertificateYear: 2017 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Award titleGraduate Certificate in Agricultural Sciences
Year & campus2017 — Parkville
CRICOS code085101C
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Duration & credit points50 points taken over 6 months full time or 12 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 discipline core subjects within the Graduate Certificate 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 Certificate consists of 50 credit points of study. The Graduate Certificate may be undertaken as either full-time over one semester or part-time study over one year and will be delivered at the Parkville campus. The program comprises of one core subject (12.5 credit points), one specialisation core subject (12.5 credit points) and two elective subjects (25 credit points). The specialisation core subjects cover a range of plant and animal disciplines as well as a focus on current and emerging environmental agricultural and associated industry impacts.

The Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Sciences is a pathway into the Graduate Diploma and / or the Master of Agricultural Sciences.