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