A Master of Science course is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Science, who wish to broaden and enhance their skills and knowledge in science and technology. It is particularly useful for graduates in one science discipline wishing to broaden their expertise in a related scientific field, or for those aiming to work in a multidisciplinary science environment.
This degree recognises the multidisciplinary nature of many current areas of science and technology, and the importance of having a broad skill set to apply to major problems, such as the impact of climate change, provision of clean energy and water, and the management of dwindling resources, facing society at present.
The Master of Science in Dryland Agricultural Systems provides a comprehensive understanding of dryland (rain-fed) agricultural systems. Your examination of farming systems in southern and south-western Australia will equip you with knowledge applicable to mediterranean environments around the world, and you will also learn about the emerging technologies for precise management of crops and livestock, and the role of these technologies in ensuring sustainable and environmentally sound production systems into the future.
The program covers science and technology for crop, pasture and livestock production (including the roles of genetics and management in achieving optimum production against environmental constraints), and their integration into viable farming systems. A research project in an area relevant to dryland systems is a significant component of the program.
The Master of Science in Sustainable Aquaculture allows you to build on your knowledge of aquaculture and develop your skills using new advances in the area of sustainable aquaculture. It is an internationally accepted program based on environmentally sustainable aquaculture technologies which draws the strength from its research proactive staff.
You will cover many areas of sustainable aquaculture, including aquatic environmental management, aquaculture nutrition, shellfish, finfish, aquatic ecosystems, seafood technology and climate change. A research project in an area relevant to sustainable aquaculture is a significant component of the program.