Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture GradDipSustAgric
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture GradCertSustAgric
About the course
The Sustainable Agriculture program brings together studies in the three key domains of sustainability: agricultural and natural systems; agribusiness; and the humanities. Through the development of creative and critical perspectives on sustainability, the courses focus on innovative ways of enhancing agriculture for the medium to long term. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management that is relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. The program allows students to rapidly complete a Graduate Certificate and /or progress through a Graduate Diploma to Master degree, and thence be credited into the Doctorate when entry requirements are met. The course can be studied full-time at Orange Campus or by distance education.
The aim of Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Agriculture is to provide a graduate qualification in sustainable agriculture which will meet the vocational and professional requirements of students. It aims to develop further understanding of topic areas undertaken in a prior qualification, or develop new understanding in areas to broaden the knowledge of students.
The Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture is designed to meet two needs:
* for specific vocational purposes, to broaden or develop professional knowledge and skills either already gained in an undergraduate program, or in a new area
* to promote the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem solving skills and conceptual insight that will enhance the capacity of the candidate to undertake positions of significant responsibility in the chosen field.
The Master of Sustainable Agriculture aims to promote advanced, critical reflection by:
* promoting the acquisition of advanced analytical and problem solving skills and conceptual insight that will enhance the capacity of the candidate to undertake positions of significant responsibility in their chosen field
* encouraging excellence in scholarship and / or focused research within the candidate's discipline area.
To graduate from the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture, students must successfully complete four subjects including two core subjects and two elective subjects equating to 32 points. Students will graduate with the award GradCertSustAgric.
To graduate from the Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture, students must successfully complete eight subjects including three core subjects and five elective subjects equating to 64 points. Students will graduate with the award GradDipSustAgric.
To graduate from the Master of Sustainable Agriculture, students must successfully complete 12 subjects including five core subjects (one of which is a 16 point subject) and six elective subjects equating to 96 points. Students will graduate with the award MSustAgric.
Students completing the Master of Sustainable Agriculture may apply for credit into the Doctor of Sustainable Agriculture.