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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science

  • Graduate Certificate

Advance your skills with leading agricultural science courses and develop specialisations for further study.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
5561, 079376D
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$21,264 per year / $21,264 total

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Science is designed for recent graduates in any field, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their management skills or redirect their career into agribusiness.

For your half year of full-time studies, you'll select from nearly 40 courses providing you with a high level of specialised knowledge together with valuable skills associated with your selected areas of study.

Graduates demonstrate the ability to apply leadership, research and problem-solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world, and maintaining our environment in situations of increasing community expectations of animal welfare, biosecurity concerns, and competition for limited resources. This greatly expands your career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community or research-based roles.

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What you will learn

  • Study at the university ranked number one in Australia in agriculture, for both research and teaching outcomes.
  • Learn from research academics who are world leaders in their disciplines, with access to extensive specialist research facilities across two campuses.
  • Be exposed to the latest advances in agricultural science, including precision agriculture techniques, genetic technologies and sustainable resource management.
  • Apply and sharpen your skills through field visits and laboratory practicals as part of your courses.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agronomist
  • Horticulturalist
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Animal research scientist
  • Dairy technologist
  • Agricultural economist
  • Extension and inspection officer
  • Land information systems officer
  • Plant protection adviser