Master of Sustainable Agriculture Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Sustainable Agriculture
Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture GradCertSustAgric

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture GradDipSustAgric

Master of Sustainable Agriculture MSustAgric

Availability

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture (4628SA)

On Campus - Orange
Online - Orange

Master of Sustainable Agriculture (4728SA)

On Campus - Orange
Online - Orange

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture (5328SA)

On Campus - Orange
Online - Orange

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Sustainable Agriculture

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Sustainable Agriculture

A completed Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.
OR
A completed Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
OR
A completed Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
OR
Relevant Industry experience from the agricultural/business sector of at least 2 years or equivalent knowledge gained through alternate means.
AND
Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency requirements apply.
 

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture

A completed Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.
OR
A completed Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
OR
Relevant Industry experience from the agricultural/business sector of at least 2 years or equivalent knowledge gained through alternate means.
AND
Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency requirements apply.
 

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

A completed Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.
OR
Relevant Industry experience from the agricultural/business sector of at least 2 years or equivalent knowledge gained through alternate means.
AND
Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency requirements apply.

 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Sustainable Agriculture

No Special Arrangements Apply

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture

No Special Arrangments Apply

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

No Special Arrangements Apply

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Sustainable Agriculture

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

Graduate Certificate
Core subjects

AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture Issues and Viewpoints
AGR595 Managing Agro-Ecosystems
Plus 2 electives

Graduate Diploma
Core subjects

AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture Issues and Viewpoints
AGR595 Managing Agro-Ecosystems
AGR402 Reading in Science and Agriculture
AGB440 Resource Economics
AGB555 Managing Rural Change
Plus 3 electives

Masters
Core subjects

AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture Issues and Viewpoints
AGR595 Managing Agro-Ecosystems
AGR580 Research Methods
AGR610 Sustainable Agriculture Dissertation (16pts)
AGR402 Reading in Science and Agriculture
AGB440 Resource Economics
AGB555 Managing Rural Change
Plus 4 electives

Electives can be from any of the following areas.

Agribusiness/Rural Management

AGB410 Agribusiness Marketing
AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
AGB533 Agribusiness Management
AGB550 International Agriproduct Trade
MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Management
AGR501 Special Topics 1
AGR502 Special Topics 2
AGR503 Special Topics 3
AGR512 Property Catchment and Management

Irrigation and Water Resource Management

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
IRR400 Fundamentals of Irrigation
IRR401 Management of Irrigation Systems
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
AGR501 Special Topics 1
AGR502 Special Topics 2
AGR503 Special Topics 3

Cropping Systems Management

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
AGR583 Alternative Agriculture
AGS402 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
PSC415 Soil Management
AGR501 Special Topics 1
AGR502 Special Topics 2
AGR503 Special Topics 3

Extension and Capacity Building

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
AGR520 Extension Post Graduate
AGR501 Special Topics 1
AGR502 Special Topics 2
AGR503 Special Topics 3

Enrolment Pattern

It is recommended that elective subjects be chosen based on those attributes and skills you require to further your chosen pathway or career in sustainable agriculture.

Other subjects within the University may be substituted with the advice and approval of the Course Director.

Graduate Certificate
Session 1
AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture Issues and Viewpoints
Plus 1 Elective

Session 2
AGR595 Managing Agro-Ecosystems
Plus 1 Elective

Graduate Diploma
Session 1
AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture Issues and Viewpoints
AGR402 Reading in Science and Agriculture
AGB440 Resource Economics
Plus 1 elective

Session 2
AGR595 Managing Agro-Ecosystems
AGB555 Managing Rural Change
Plus 2 electives

Masters
Session 1
AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture Issues and Viewpoints
AGR402 Reading in Science and Agriculture
AGR580 Research Methods
AGB440 Resource Economics

Session 2
AGR595 Managing Agro-Ecosystems
AGR610 Sustainable Agriculture Dissertation
AGB555 Managing Rural Change
Plus 1 elective

Session 3
AGR610 Sustainable Agriculture Dissertation
Plus 3 electives (from the list of electives)

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

AGB555 Managing Rural Change
AGS402 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
AGS453 Human Ecology (PG)
IRR400 Principles of Irrigation
PSC415 Soil Management
PSC420 Water Policy and Management

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

Students are eligible for the Ag Institute 1st Year Graduate or Ag Institute 2nd Year Graduate membership to the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.

Graduated students are eligible for full membership to the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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