Graduate Diploma of Science (Agricultural Sciences)
Broaden your skills, knowledge and career options
Broaden your knowledge, skills and career prospects by studying The Graduate Diploma of Science (Agricultural Sciences). This flexible degree enables graduates to study the major challenges for Agricultural Sciences both globally and nationally in the 21st Century. This is coupled with knowledge and skills selected by you from a range of agricultural themes based on agricultural machinery, climate risk, crop science, precision agriculture, soil management and viticulture. Join an industry where there is strong demand for university educated professionals.
By studying the Graduate Diploma of Science (Agricultural Sciences) you can broaden your career prospects to include employment in agricultural consulting, agricultural science laboratories, climate risk analysis, crop production, farm technologies and precision agriculture, soils management and viticulture.
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 24360|
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 Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
- equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.
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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.