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Graduate Certificate of Science (Agricultural Science)

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

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May

Overview

  • 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.

Further study

This qualification is also ideal for those wishing to move into further study. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science (Agricultural Sciences), students have the ability to move into the Graduate Diploma of Science.

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Career outcomes

  • 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.

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 and this degree 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.

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.

Pathways

UniSQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units.

Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses 2
2 x specialisation courses 2
Total 4

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 17400
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 17400

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

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

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 069701A

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1 or 2.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August

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