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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of AgriScience
MAgriScience

No new enrolments

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of AgriScience requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

and have been awarded or qualified for the

(b) Bachelor of AgriScience with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum B+ average over the 300-level courses; or

(c) Bachelor of AgriScience (Honours) or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum B average; or

(d) Postgraduate Diploma in AgriScience or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum B average; or

(e) Bachelor of AgriScience or an equivalent qualification and have extensive relevant practical, professional or scholarly experience.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of AgriScience shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits at 700 and 800 level, comprising:

(a) at least 210 credits from the Schedule for the Qualification;

(b) a thesis of at least 90 credits;

(c) no more than 30 credits of professional development courses;

and including:

(d) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(e) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted via Regulations 1(c), (d) and (e) shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) a thesis of at least 90 credits, as defined by the Schedule for the Qualification;

(b) no more than 30 credits of professional development courses;

and including:

(c) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. The Master of AgriScience may be awarded with or without a subject.

5. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 105 credits in a subject.

6. Subjects available are: Agriculture; Equine; Horticulture; and Life Cycle Management.

Student Progression

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Master of AgriScience may be awarded with a class of Honours.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Qualifications will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of AgriScience

Core courses (15 credits from)

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761 and 162.762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761 and 162.762

Subjects

Agriculture (105 credits)

No new enrolments

At least 105 credits from

117.761 Ruminant Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117.342 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.762 Intensive Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117.342

117.764 Growth and Meat Science 15 credits
P 117.344

117.765 Genetics and Breeding 15 credits
P 117.345

117.767 Reproduction and Fertility 15 credits
P 117.347

117.768 Metabolism and Endocrinology 15 credits
P 117.348

117.769 Lactation and Milk Production 15 credits
P 117.347

117.771 Dairy Production 15 credits
P 117.351 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.772 Sheep Production 15 credits
P 117.352 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.773 Beef Cattle Production 15 credits
P 117.353 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.774 Pig Production 15 credits
P 117.354 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.775 Deer Production 15 credits
P 117.355 R 117.755

117.776 Poultry Production 15 credits
P 117.354 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.784 Advanced Studies in Animal Science 30 credits

119.710 Nutrient Management in Grazed Pasture Systems 30 credits

119.711 Nutrient Management in Arable Systems 15 credits

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761 and 162.762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761 and 162.762

119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy 15 credits
R 111.755

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

189.752 Advanced Soil Fertility 30 credits

189.753 Soil and Land Evaluation 30 credits
P 189.364

189.755 Soil and Water Pollution 30 credits
P 189.363

189.757 Advanced Soil Conservation 15 credits
P 189.252

189.758 Advanced Soil Water Management 15 credits
P 189.252

189.759 Advanced Studies in Soil Science 30 credits

238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits
P 160.1xx or 161.1xx

238.710 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Methods 15 credits
P 238.700 or 238.300

238.711 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Case Studies 15 credits
P 238.700

238.712 Use of Life Cycle Assessment to Support Decision-Making 15 credits
P 238.700 C 238.700

238.751 Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Science 15 credits
P 189.362

238.798 Research Report 30 credits

283.701 Advanced Pasture Production and Practice 15 credits
P 171.301 or 283.301 R 171.707

283.702 Advanced Agronomy 30 credits
P 283.301 or 283.311 or 283.305 R 171.701 or 171.711 or 171.713 or 283.741

283.707 Molecular Plant Breeding 30 credits
P 283.708

Equine (105 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

286.701 Advanced Equine Production 15 credits
R 117.777

286.711 Equine Science 15 credits
R 117.763

At least 75 credits from

112.747 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
R 112.748

117.761 Ruminant Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117.342 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.762 Intensive Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117.342

117.764 Growth and Meat Science 15 credits
P 117.344

117.765 Genetics and Breeding 15 credits
P 117.345

117.767 Reproduction and Fertility 15 credits
P 117.347

117.768 Metabolism and Endocrinology 15 credits
P 117.348

117.769 Lactation and Milk Production 15 credits
P 117.347

117.771 Dairy Production 15 credits
P 117.351 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.772 Sheep Production 15 credits
P 117.352 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.773 Beef Cattle Production 15 credits
P 117.353 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.774 Pig Production 15 credits
P 117.354 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.775 Deer Production 15 credits
P 117.355 R 117.755

117.776 Poultry Production 15 credits
P 117.354 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.784 Advanced Studies in Animal Science 30 credits

119.710 Nutrient Management in Grazed Pasture Systems 30 credits

119.711 Nutrient Management in Arable Systems 15 credits

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761 and 162.762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761 and 162.762

119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy 15 credits
R 111.755

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

189.752 Advanced Soil Fertility 30 credits

189.753 Soil and Land Evaluation 30 credits
P 189.364

189.755 Soil and Water Pollution 30 credits
P 189.363

189.757 Advanced Soil Conservation 15 credits
P 189.252

189.758 Advanced Soil Water Management 15 credits
P 189.252

189.759 Advanced Studies in Soil Science 30 credits

238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits
P 160.1xx or 161.1xx

238.710 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Methods 15 credits
P 238.700 or 238.300

238.711 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Case Studies 15 credits
P 238.700

238.712 Use of Life Cycle Assessment to Support Decision-Making 15 credits
P 238.700 C 238.700

238.751 Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Science 15 credits
P 189.362

238.798 Research Report 30 credits

283.701 Advanced Pasture Production and Practice 15 credits
P 171.301 or 283.301 R 171.707

283.702 Advanced Agronomy 30 credits
P 283.301 or 283.311 or 283.305 R 171.701 or 171.711 or 171.713 or 283.741

283.707 Molecular Plant Breeding 30 credits
P 283.708

Horticulture (105 credits)

No new enrolments

At least 105 credits from

112.747 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
R 112.748

119.710 Nutrient Management in Grazed Pasture Systems 30 credits

119.711 Nutrient Management in Arable Systems 15 credits

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761 and 162.762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761 and 162.762

119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy 15 credits
R 111.755

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

189.752 Advanced Soil Fertility 30 credits

189.753 Soil and Land Evaluation 30 credits
P 189.364

189.755 Soil and Water Pollution 30 credits
P 189.363

189.757 Advanced Soil Conservation 15 credits
P 189.252

189.758 Advanced Soil Water Management 15 credits
P 189.252

189.759 Advanced Studies in Soil Science 30 credits

238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits
P 160.1xx or 161.1xx

238.710 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Methods 15 credits
P 238.700 or 238.300

238.711 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Case Studies 15 credits
P 238.700

238.712 Use of Life Cycle Assessment to Support Decision-Making 15 credits
P 238.700 C 238.700

238.751 Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Science 15 credits
P 189.362

238.798 Research Report 30 credits

283.701 Advanced Pasture Production and Practice 15 credits
P 171.301 or 283.301 R 171.707

283.702 Advanced Agronomy 30 credits
P 283.301 or 283.311 or 283.305 R 171.701 or 171.711 or 171.713 or 283.741

283.707 Molecular Plant Breeding 30 credits
P 283.708

284.703 Vegetable Production Science 15 credits
R 171.722; 171.724; 284.701; 284.702

284.704 Fruit Production Science 15 credits
R 171.722; 171.724; 284.701; 284.702

284.741 Post-harvest Physiology 30 credits
R 171.749

285.742 Topics in Advanced Plant Protection 30 credits
P 199.310 or 283.311 or 285.301

Life Cycle Management (105 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits
P 160.1xx or 161.1xx

238.710 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Methods 15 credits
P 238.700 or 238.300

238.712 Use of Life Cycle Assessment to Support Decision-Making 15 credits
P 238.700 C 238.700

At least 60 credits from

117.761 Ruminant Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117.342 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.762 Intensive Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117.342

117.764 Growth and Meat Science 15 credits
P 117.344

117.765 Genetics and Breeding 15 credits
P 117.345

117.767 Reproduction and Fertility 15 credits
P 117.347

117.768 Metabolism and Endocrinology 15 credits
P 117.348

117.769 Lactation and Milk Production 15 credits
P 117.347

117.771 Dairy Production 15 credits
P 117.351 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.772 Sheep Production 15 credits
P 117.352 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.773 Beef Cattle Production 15 credits
P 117.353 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.774 Pig Production 15 credits
P 117.354 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.775 Deer Production 15 credits
P 117.355 R 117.755

117.776 Poultry Production 15 credits
P 117.354 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.784 Advanced Studies in Animal Science 30 credits

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

189.752 Advanced Soil Fertility 30 credits

189.753 Soil and Land Evaluation 30 credits
P 189.364

189.755 Soil and Water Pollution 30 credits
P 189.363

189.757 Advanced Soil Conservation 15 credits
P 189.252

189.758 Advanced Soil Water Management 15 credits
P 189.252

189.759 Advanced Studies in Soil Science 30 credits

238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits
P 160.1xx or 161.1xx

238.710 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Methods 15 credits
P 238.700 or 238.300

238.711 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Case Studies 15 credits
P 238.700

238.712 Use of Life Cycle Assessment to Support Decision-Making 15 credits
P 238.700 C 238.700

238.751 Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Science 15 credits
P 189.362

238.798 Research Report 30 credits

Thesis courses (At least 90 credits from)

238.885 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

238.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 238.885

238.888 Thesis 90 credits

238.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

238.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 238.897

238.899 Thesis 120 credits

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