Graduate Diploma in Agriculture

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma complete a total of 36cp made up of 12cp from their selected specialisation as specified in Table A and the balance from elective units chosen from any other units listed in Table B (subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling). Students may choose to undertake a research project of 12 cp by enrolling in AFNR5901 and AFNR 5905 listed in Table B and this will be used to determine their specialisation. All research projects will commence in Semester 1 unless exemption is approved by the Dean. Students who have completed relevant prior learning at an equivalent level may be given up to 12cp advanced standing.

Table B units of study
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Research Units

AFNR5901
Research Review
6    C AFNR5904
Semester 1
AFNR5904
Research Proposal and Approach
6    C AFNR5901
Semester 1
AFNR5905
Research Paper
6    P AFNR5901 and AFNR5904
C AFNR5906
Semester 2
AFNR5906
Research Communication
6    P AFNR5901 and AFNR5904
C AFNR5905
Semester 2

Elective Units

AFNR5107
Principles of Biochemical Analysis
6    N AGCH4007
Semester 1
AFNR5110
Crop Improvement
6    A Basic knowledge of plant genetics and breeding, similar to that covered by GENE4012 and GENE4013.
Semester 2
AFNR5201
Crop Agronomy
6    P AGRO3004 and (PLNT2003 or PLNT2903) and SOIL2003
Semester 1
AFNR5307
Crop Protection
6      Semester 1
AFNR5210
Sustainable Horticultural Cropping
6      Semester 1
AFNR5502
Remote Sensing, GIS and Land Management
6    P Consent of the unit coordinator. Recommended units include GEOS2111/GEOS2911 (Natural Hazards: a GIS approach), ENVX3001 (Environmental GIS), SOIL 3004 (The Soil Resource), GEOS3014 (GIS in Coastal Management)
Semester 2
AFNR5511
Soil Processes, Assessment & Management
6      Semester 1
AFNR5512
Water Management and Variable Climate
6    A UG Maths or Physics or Hydrology
Semester 2
AFNR5701
Plants and the Environment
6      Semester 1
AFNR5705
Australian Forest Systems
6    A A broad understanding of plant physiological and ecological concepts
Semester 2
AFNR5801
Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
6    A A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.
Semester 2
AGEC5401
Agricultural Marketing Analysis
6      Semester 2
AGEC5402
Agricultural Development Economics
6      Semester 2
AGEC5403
Agricultural Trade
6    P (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)
N AGEC4003
Semester 1
AGEC5404
Industrial Organization of Agribusiness
6      Semester 1
AGEC5405
Quantitative Planning Methods
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AGEC5406
Agricultural Finance and Risk
6      Semester 2
RSEC5431
Benefit Cost Analysis
6      Semester 1
RSEC5432
Environmental Economics
6      Semester 2
RSEC5433
Economics of Mineral & Energy Industries
6      Semester 2
RSEC5434
Economics of Water and Bio-resources
6      Semester 2