The Master of Agricultural Science covers the integrative disciplines within the animal, plant, soil, food and social sciences continuum in 1.5 years. Select from one of three specialised fields of study to gain comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge.

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the:

Program rules and requirements

The courses offered in the Master of Agricultural Science (#24) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Agricultural Science (#24). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

If you require assistance at any time please contact the Faculty of Science at enquire@science.uq.edu.au or phone 3365 1888.

Study Planner Information

Program Requirements

What do the different requirements mean?

Part A - Foundation courses
Part B - Compulsory courses
Part C - Research courses
Part D - choose an elective from the MAgrSc course list

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November

 

Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
PLNT6894 Principles of Weed Science Part B
PLNT7014 Principles of Integrated Plant Protection Part B
Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B or D
Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B or D
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7048 Principles of Plant Physiology Part B
Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B

#4 from

AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III1

2 electives

 

Part C

Part B or D

Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements

#8 from

AGRC7617 Graduate Research Project III1

 

Part C

Or

Continue AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III1

2 Electives (recommended from Part B)

 

Part C

Part B or D

 

1 To complete the Graduate Research Project, choose one of the following:

  1. Students completing the project in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
  2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
  3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)

Why study Agronomy?

As an Agronomy graduate, you will play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, extensive field and fibre crops such as; wheat, barley, rice, sugar cane and cotton under irrigated or non-irrigated environments. Soil fertility and crop nutrition is essential for food production for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain.

 

Program Requirements

What do the different requirements mean?

Part A - Foundation courses
Part B - Compulsory courses
Part C - Research courses
Part D - choose an elective from the MAgrSc course list

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November

 

Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7005 Advanced Agronomy Part B
PLNT6894 Principles of Weed Science Part B
PLNT7014 Principles of Integrated Plant Protection Part B
Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B or D
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7048 Principles of Plant Physiology Part B
LAND7000 Water and Land Resource Management Part B

#4 from

AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III1

2 electives (recommended from Part B)

 

Part C

Part B or D

Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements

#8 from

AGRC7617 Graduate Research Project III1

 

Part C

Or

Continue AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III1

2 Electives (recommended from Part B)

 

Part C

Part B or D

 

1 To complete the Graduate Research Project, choose one of the following:

  1. Students completing the project in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
  2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
  3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)

Why study Horticulture?

As a Horticulture graduate, you will play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, high quality, nutritious food for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment and quality of life in urban areas. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain.

 

Program Requirements

What do the different requirements mean?

Part A - Foundation courses
Part B - Compulsory courses
Part C - Research courses
Part D - choose an elective from the MAgrSc course list

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November

 

Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
PLNT7014 Principles of Integrated Plant Protection Part B
Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B or D
Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B or D
Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B or D
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7048 Principles of Plant Physiology Part B
HORT7002 Horticulture Production Part B
LAND7009 Soil and Growth Media Management Part B
Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B or D

 

Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7617 Graduate Research Project III1 Part C

 

1 To complete the Graduate Research Project, choose one of the following:

  1. Students completing the project in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
  2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
  3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)

Why study Plant Protection?

As a Plant Protection graduate, you will play an essential role in the global challenges of producing sustainable, high quality, nutritious food for an increasing world population, while maintaining our environment and quality of life in urban areas. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge across the production to consumption chain.

Please note this field is offered at both the St Lucia and Gatton campus. Please be mindful of this when selecting courses.

 

Program Requirements

What do the different requirements mean?

Part A - Foundation courses
Part B - Compulsory courses
Part C - Research courses
Part D - choose an elective from the MAgrSc course list

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November

 

Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements

#4 from

BIOL7013 Biosecurity Plant Pests: Invertebrates

BIOL7017 Plant Pathology

PLNT6894 Principles of Weed Science

PLNT7014 Principles of Integrated Plant Protection

 

 

Part B

Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B or D
Elective (recommended from Part B) Part B or D
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements

#4 from

AGRC7048 Principles of Plant Physiology

BIOL7011 Molecular Diagnostics in Plant Protection #

BIOL7012 Plant-Microbe & Insect Interactions

ENTM6003 Terrestrial Arthropods

PLNT7005 Plant Protection

 

 

 

Part B

#4 from

AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III1

2 Electives (recommended from Part B)

 

Part C

Part B or D

# This course is only available in EVEN years.

Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements

#8 from

AGRC7617 Graduate Research Project III1

 

Part C

Or

Continue AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III1

2 electives (recommended from Part B)

 

Part C

Part B or D

 

1 To complete the Graduate Research Project, choose one of the following:

  1. Students completing the project in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
  2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
  3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)

 

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