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MAgrSc Agronomy (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 5563
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
3 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
36208 AUD
National
29920 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

As an Agronomy graduate students will play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, extensive field and fibre crops such as; wheat, barley, rice, sugar cane and cotton under irrigated or non-irrigated environments. Soil fertility and crop nutrition is essential for food production for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment. Students will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable students to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain.

The program has been designed to develop core research and leadership skills, scientific knowledge of agriculture but with the flexibility to allow students to select electives from Agribusiness, Animal, Social and Food Sciences. Students will have the opportunity to visit production sites in southern Queensland and will complete a significant research project in a selected area of interest.

Study options:

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • Bachelor degree in agricultural science, animal science, biological science, plant science (botany, horticulture or agronomy), veterinary science, wildlife biology, zoology or an approved discipline. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

 For International students:

  • Bachelor degree in agricultural science, animal science, biological science, plant science (botany, horticulture or agronomy), veterinary science, wildlife biology, zoology or an approved discipline. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

  Course Code Course Title    

      Part A:

  • AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies
  • AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities
  • AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture

      Part B:

      Agronomy:

      (This major is available at Gatton only)

  • AGRC7005 Advanced Agronomy
  • AGRC7048 Principles of Plant Physiology
  • LAND7000 Water & Land Resource Management
  • PLNT6894 Principles of Weed Science
  • PLNT7014 Principles of Integrated Plant Protection

      Part C:

  • AGRC7617 Graduate Research Project III
  • AGRC7618 Graduate Research Project III
  • AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III

      Part D:

  • AGRC7050 Agribusiness Value Chain Management
  • AGRC7052 Animal and Plant Biosecurity
  • AGRC7501 Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • ANIM7001 Animal Science & Production
  • ANIM7014 Animal Nutritional Science
  • ANIM7016 Wildlife Husbandry and Utilisation
  • ANIM7620 Concepts in Animal Science
  • ANIM7621 Animal Breeding Technology
  • ANIM7023 Human - Wildlife Conflict Management
  • ENVM7513 Environment & Community
  • ENVM7523 Systems Thinking for Sustainability
  • FOOD7006 Food Safety & Quality Management
  • FOOD7011 Principles of Food Preservation
  • FOOD7013 Food Chemistry & Analysis
  • MGTS7963 Evaluation of Programs & Projects
  • MGTS7968 Rural Community Development
  • MGTS7973 Negotiation and Conflict Management in Resource Management
  • MGTS7976 Effective Stakeholder Engagement
  • MKTG7961 Agribusiness Marketing

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application information:

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. 

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