Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment

The University of Sydney
In Canberra (Australia)

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Canberra (Australia)
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  • Canberra (Australia)
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The Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment trains you to solve the big challenges in the world: food security, climate change, and management of carbon, water and the environment. With lots of professional experience in the lab and out in the field, you’ll be ready to contribute to a booming sector that generates over $150 billion a year in production, contributes around 16% of Australia's export earnings, and tackles the biggest global issues of our time.

The one-year Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and Environment is the perfect next step for graduates already trained by a degree in Science, Economics or related work experience (accreditation subject to approval).

Within this articulated degree you will complete a research project where you will be innovatively addressing modern-day problems, while also honing your skills in project management, communication and cross-disciplinary thinking. You can choose from a range of specialist streams depending on where your interests lie. Importantly, the course gives you lots of hands-on experience, which helps to make you highly sought-after by employers in both the public and private sectors.

Your studies will be bolstered by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment’s state-of-the-art facilities that are among the best of any comparable faculty in Australia. These include our Centre for Carbon, Water and Food – the first of its kind in the nation – and the world-renowned Plant Breeding Institute. In 2015, our IA Watson International Grains Research Centre became the largest regional grains research centre in the country.

As Australia’s top agricultural faculty, with a score of five out of five from the federal government’s Excellence in Research for Australia ratings, we offer you the best preparation for your next step into agricultural and environmental sciences.

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Management
Communication Training
IT Project Management
Project Management
Skills and Training

Course programme

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Agriculture and Environment complete 48 credit points (cp) of study including 24cp of core units of study and 24cp of elecive units of study.

Many units of study are based on compulsory fieldwork carried out prior to the commencement of semester, so all students should be available to participate in fieldwork excursions two weeks prior to the commencement of semester.

  • You will complete a specialisation in:
  • agricultural and environmental economics
  • agricultural and environmental technologies
  • forest and atmosphere interactions, or
  • horticulture technologies.

Core specialisations

  • Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Agricultural and Environmental Technologies
  • Forest and Atmosphere Interactions
  • Horticultural Technologies

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