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MC-AGFOOD

Master of Science (Agriculture and Food Security)

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  • Qualification
    Master of Science (Agriculture and Food Security)
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • CRICOS
    107626K
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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2022

Semester 2

On campus

2023

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

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Outline

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This master program will allow candidates to acquire knowledge and skills for agricultural systems and food security. Candidates will study farming systems and ensuring a secure food supply in Australia and globally. These systems have relevance to mediterranean environments around the world, and to areas where agricultural production is determined by rainfall during the cooler part of the year. The program will cover science and technology for crop, pasture, livestock and food production (including the roles of genetics and management in achieving sustainable production against environmental constraints), and their integration into viable farming systems. Special emphasis is placed on emerging technologies for precise management of crops and livestock, and the role of these technologies in ensuring sustainable and environmentally sound production systems into the future. A research project in an area relevant to agricultural systems or food security is an important component of the program.

What you'll learn

  • have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of agriculture and food security that extends beyond that is typically associated with the bachelor-level, and that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context
  • can apply their knowledge, understanding, and problem-solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to agriculture and food security
  • can clearly and unambiguously communicate their conclusions, along with the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • can integrate knowledge, handle complexity, and formulate judgements including reflection related to relevant social and ethical responsibilities
  • comprehend and respect that agriculture and food security is an international discipline with varying perspectives as demonstrated in the diversity of opinion identified while undertaking this course
  • have developed the learning skills to allow them to continue to study and practice in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous

Admission criteria

A bachelor degree in a science field.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Fees & charges

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Location

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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-AGFOOD
  • CRICOS code: 107626K
  • Last updated on: 06/10/2022