Graduate Certificate of Science (Agricultural Sciences)
Up-skill in a different area to broaden your career options
The Graduate Certificate of Science (Agricultural Sciences) enables graduates from a range of science related disciplines to gain an overview of the direction of global agriculture in the 21st Century and enhance their knowledge base of specific skills in agricultural production. Up-skill and broaden your career prospects in an area where demand is growing for educated professionals.
In this degree you have the opportunity to study areas such as food security, the application of new technologies to agricultural production and research, crop biology, soil management and advances in agricultural machinery, among others.
Other specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Science include:
Applied Data Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environment and Sustainability, Mathematics, Mathematics for High School Teaching, Mathematics for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Physics, Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Statistics, Wine Science.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 4524|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 11600|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- 3-year degree from an Australian university or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
To apply for this degree:
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.