Master of Agriculture

Candidates for the Master of Agriculture complete a total of 48cp made up of a research project equating to 24cp (see Table B) and the balance from elective units of study chosen from Table B (subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling). All research projects will commence in Semester 1 unless exemption is approved by the Dean. The choice of research project will be used to determine the specialisation. 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
AFNR5210
Sustainable Horticultural Cropping
6      Semester 1
AFNR5307
Crop Protection
6      Semester 1
AFNR5510
The Soil at Work
6      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
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
AFNR5701
Plants and the Environment
6      Semester 1
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
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
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