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Graduate Certificate of Science (Agricultural Sciences)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Agricultural Science (GCSC)
  • CRICOS: 069701A

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 0.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Up-skill in a different area to broaden your career options

The Graduate Certificate of Science (Agricultural Sciences) enables graduates from a range of science related disciplines to gain an overview of the direction of global agriculture in the 21st Century and enhance their knowledge base of specific skills in agricultural production. Up-skill and broaden your career prospects in an area where demand is growing for educated professionals. 

In this degree you have the opportunity to study areas such as food security, the application of new technologies to agricultural production and research, crop biology, soil management and advances in agricultural machinery, among others. 

By studying the Graduate Certificate of Science (Agricultural Science) you can broaden your career prospects to include employment in agricultural consulting, aspects of crop science, agricultural science laboratories, field-based research and on-farm technologies.  

Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses 2
2 x specialisation courses 2
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 14560
On-campus AUD 17920

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
  • or
  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 069701A

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.