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MAgrSc Plant Protection (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 Plant Protection graduates, students will play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, high quality, nutritious food for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment and quality of life in urban areas. 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 plant protection but with the flexibility to allow students to select electives from Agriculture, Horticulture, 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. Please note this field is offered at both the St Lucia and Gatton campus. Please be mindful of this when selecting courses.

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:

      Plant Protection:

      (This major is available at Gatton and/or St Lucia)

  • AGRC7048 Principles of Plant Physiology
  • BIOL7011 Molecular Diagnostics in Plant Protection
  • BIOL7012 Plant-Microbe & Insect Interactions
  • BIOL7013 Biosecurity Plant Pests: Invertebrates
  • BIOL7017 Plant Pathology
  • ENTM6003 Terrestrial Arthropods
  • PLNT6894 Principles of Weed Science
  • PLNT7005 Plant Protection
  • 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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