Agricultural sciences

Why study Agricultural sciences?

Our innovative programs cater for those seeking advanced study and for students from other disciplines. Understand and develop a range of skills in the production, sustainability and business aspects of agriculture. Focus on plants, animals or biotechnology. Learn the skills for research or management in science or agribusiness organisations.

Students have access some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world. AgriBio, the Centre of AgriBioscience is  one of Australia‚Äôs premier research facilities supporting the agricultural sector through improved productivity, better disease protection and reduced environmental impact.

See the Research tab for information about Masters by research, or PhD.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for careers in agricultural science and production, resource management, agribusiness management and sustainability.

Courses

Local students

2014

Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science

Duration :
1 year full-time or up to 2 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
If you're looking to expand your studies in agricultural science, or if you graduated from another discipline but wish to develop your knowledge of the field, this innovative course caters to you. It presents an opportunity to deepen your scientific knowledge and skills to compete for positions in the agricultural and agribusiness sector. It explores the relationships between oils, plants, animals, biotechnology, agribusiness and the environment.

Our aim is to help you develop a range of skills in the production, sustainability and business of agriculture and for the research and management in science or agribusiness organisations.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science or a related
discipline, or equivalent.
Fee amount
Indicative (2012): $20,580 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Agricultural Science (Postgraduate Diploma)Melbourne

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2014

Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science (006293M)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
If you're looking to expand your studies in agricultural science, or if you graduated from another discipline but wish to develop your knowledge of the field, this innovative course caters to you. It presents an opportunity to deepen your scientific knowledge and skills to compete for positions in the agricultural and agribusiness sector. It explores the relationships between oils, plants, animals, biotechnology, agribusiness and the environment.

Our aim is to help you develop a range of skills in the production, sustainability and business of agriculture and for the research and management in science or agribusiness organisations.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree in agricultural science or a related discipline, or approved international equivalent.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Full course details
Agricultural Science (Postgraduate Diploma)Melbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

 

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. You can view staff in Agricultural sciences or search all staff in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.