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Postgraduate courses

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.

Master (MSc)

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.

Australia has become known for creating interesting wines and combining tradition with ‘New World’ thinking. The wine industry is characterised by considerable cross over among core activities. For example, it is not uncommon for people engaged in wine production roles to also include interactions with both viticulture and wine marketing. This course has a structured seven unit (200 point) format to enable you to develop a solid scientific and practical understanding of Oenology.

The course is suited to people who are currently employed in the wine industry who wish to advance their career options or those seeking to enter the industry. Graduates may find employment in viticulture, winemaking, wine marketing or tourism industries within Australia and overseas.

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Oenology

The Graduate Diploma in Oenology is taught at Curtin University’s Margaret River Campus. It enables students to obtain a solid scientific and practical understanding in the field of Oenology. With few restrictions on grape variety, yield or region, Australia has become known for creating interesting wines and combining tradition with ‘New World’ thinking. The wine industry is characterised by considerable cross over among core activities. For example, it is not uncommon for people engaged in wine production roles to also include interactions with both viticulture and wine marketing.

The course is suited to people who are currently employed in the wine industry who wish to advance their career options or those seeking to enter the industry. Graduates may find employment in viticulture, winemaking, wine marketing or tourism industries within Australia and overseas.