• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
Shape the future of agriculture with the Sustainable Agriculture program offered by the Charles Sturt University. This course develops your expertise in the natural resource, human and economic factors affecting agricultural sustainability.

About

The Sustainable Agriculture program offered by the Charles Sturt University is designed to meet your vocational and professional requirements, this course can be used to further your understanding of topic areas studied in a prior qualification or to broaden your knowledge into new areas.

The Master of Sustainable Agriculture is ideal for professional development, or for retraining professionals to redirect or enhance their existing capabilities for a career in the agricultural or agribusiness sectors. You will develop creative and critical perspectives on sustainability, and investigate innovative ways to enhance agriculture for the medium to long-term future.

Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management relevant to a wide range of industry contexts. Graduates find careers in advisory and policy / advocacy roles, executive management, agriculture and agribusiness consultancy, the agricultural finance sector, Landcare and catchment management agency roles, natural resource management, agricultural education and training, and as rural counsellors.

Career opportunities

CSU's Master of Sustainable Agriculture is ideal for professionals wishing to redirect or enhance their capabilities for a career in the agricultural or agribusiness sectors. Graduates are equipped to provide leadership in policy, research and strategic management in a wide range of industry contexts. Careers are available in advisory and policy/advocacy roles, executive management, agriculture and agribusiness consultancy, the agricultural finance sector, Landcare and catchment management agency roles, natural resource management, agricultural education and training, and rural counselling.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sustainable Agriculture Issues and Viewpoints
  • Managing Agro-Ecosystems
  • Reading in Science and Agriculture
  • Resource Economics
  • Managing Rural Change

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 18 months
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus, Online
        • More information Go to the programme website

        English Language Requirements

        You need the following IELTS score:

        • Minimum required score:

          5.5

          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

        Academic Requirements

        • A completed Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a University or other tertiary education provider.
        OR
        • A completed Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
        OR
        • A completed Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
        OR
        • Relevant Industry experience from the agricultural/business sector of at least 2 years or equivalent knowledge gained through alternate means.

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          30400 AUD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        $3800 per 8 credit point subject

        Funding

        Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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