Agriculture and Environment
Growing human population, climate change, carbon trading and food security are just some of the challenges facing modern agricultural science as well as agricultural and resource economics. The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment offers a range of exciting graduate programs that are tailored for the modern application of agricultural science and resource economics in a changing world. An emphasis on innovative development and applied research has placed the Faculty at the forefront of its field.
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Postgraduates have the opportunity to work alongside the Faculty’s dynamic research community who offer expertise over a range of fascinating subjects. Research programs attract high levels of funding, industry partnerships and are supported by national and international collaborations.
Students enjoy all the benefits of a modern and vibrant department such as a specialist library, laboratories, and an extensive computer network. Our excellent research facilities include a large-scale plant breeding centre, commercial farm operations and state of the art laboratories.
The Faculty has significant involvement with the Grains Research and Development Coorporation and several Cooperative Research Centres. Two centres within the Faculty, the Sydney University Centre for Nitrogen Fixation (SUNFix) and the Australian Centre for Precision Agriculture (ACPA) conduct research at the cutting edge of agricultural and environmental technology, while considering issues of sustainability through its membership in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.
The Faculty also enjoys excellent collaborative relationships with CSIRO, NSW Departments of Primary Industries and Natural Resources, ABARE, and important corporate stakeholders in agriculture, which present opportunities for cross-instructional and disciplinary research. The Faculty continues to maintain strong international links supported by ACIAR, AusAID, GRDC and IDP in Vietnam, India, Mexico, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and several member countries of the European Union and institutions in the USA.
Areas of Research
Main research areas include:
- carbon sequestration
- pollution targets and control
- climate changes affect on agriculture and natural resources
- environmental soil ecology
- natural resource management
- crop water management
- soil conversation
- grazing productivity
Agricultural and resource economics
- carbon and water trading
- agricultural trade
- economic issues of developing countries
- agribusiness and agicultural marketing
- economics of sustainable development
- crop protection
- biological nitrogen fixation
- post harvest biology and technology
- plant breeding
- plant pathology
- limnology and water ecology
- food chemistry and biochemistry
- plant cryogenics
Academic Programs offered
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
For general information about Academic Programs please refer to Research Programs.
Information for local students
Please lodge applications with
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment Office
Suite 401, Biomedical Building
1 Central Avenue
Australian Technology Park
Eveleigh NSW 2015
Phone: +61 2 8627 1000
Fax: +61 2 8627 1099
Is mid-year entry available?
On consultation with the Faculty
Information for international students
Is mid-year entry available?
On consultation with the Faculty.
English language requirements
Standard. Please see English language requirements for details.