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What will I learn?

Through the Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences, learn about the issues underpinning the advances in food and fibre production within the Australian and International Agriculture sectors.

CORE SUBJECTS

The discipline 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.

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Explore the interdisciplinary nature of agricultural crop, food and fibre production and markets at an advanced level. And gain a foundation in the scientific principles and analytical skills behind improved agricultural production systems and their sustainability.

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.

SPECIALISE AND FOCUS YOUR CAREER

With this graduate diploma you can focus on one area or complete subjects across each of the five specialisations: The five areas of specialisation include: Agribusiness, Agricultural Extension and Innovation, Animal Science, Crop Production and Food Security.

CAREERS

Find employment in the public or private sectors related to a wide range of agricultural production, environmental, economics, bioresearch and service industries. And you can find a meaningful career in community organisations concerned with public good.

FURTHER STUDY

Continue into further postgraduate programs of study. The Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences is a pathway into the Master of Agricultural Sciences. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences with an average mark of at least 65% can provide entry to this Masters degree with 100 points of credit.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

CRICOS

085100D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$43,200.00 (23,12,634) per year
Application deadline

30 November 2021, 30 April 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate coursework programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree with a major in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent, and appropriate prerequisite studies for your stream. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 58 + no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

For international students

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed either: an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent; or a minimum of six years documented relevant professional work experience

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Application closing dates: Semester 1: 29 January; Semester 2 - 12 June.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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