What will I learn?
This course will provide you with the skills to pursue a career in agricultural research and development. Graduates may also find work as consultants and advisers to the livestock and cropping industries in Mediterranean environments around the world.
You will cover science and technology for crop, pasture and livestock production (including the roles of genetics and management in achieving optimum production against environmental constraints), and their integration into viable farming systems.
You will place special emphasis on emerging technologies for precise management of crops and livestock, and their role in ensuring safe, sustainable production systems. In your second year, you will undertake supervised research into a current and emerging industry problem. Intensive study periods may also be available over the summer or vacation periods.
This qualification will provide you with the skills to pursue a career in agricultural research and development, and as consultants/advisors to the livestock and cropping industries in Mediterranean environments around the world. Employers are likely to include Government and private research organisations, agricultural consultancy groups, and individual growers and grower groups.
How this course will make you industry ready
The technical and scientific skills acquired through study in this course will enable you to tackle the wide range of problems facing modern agricultural industries, particularly in relation to global food security and climate change.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Science and Engineering
Applicants must have a recognized bachelor degree in engineering or applied science with honours or equivalent. If you graduated with a bachelor degree in engineering or applied science without honours, but with relevant experience, you may be accepted at the discretion of the course coordinator. English language requirements: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.
You must have a bachelor degree in science and have achieved competency in agricultural systems or a related discipline to the level of second year tertiary study. Credits for recognised learning may be granted if you have successfully completed an honours or graduate diploma in this field of study.
Other English language requirements: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176; Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 79 (overall) Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.
Offered by this university
Victoria University of Wellington offers below pathways courses for this subject Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme (ACG New Zealand International College)
A$36,700.00 (US$ 28,707) per year
26 February 2018, 30 July 2018
Curtin University Bentley Campus, Kent Street, BENTLEY, Western Australia, 6102, PERTH, Australia