Globally agriculture will need to feed over nine billion people by 2050. With a changing climate and increasing competition for land, water and energy resources, the agricultural sector will need to find innovative ways to do more with less.
To achieve this, an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving will be required. This is the only degree of its kind in Australia, and brings together students with pre existing undergraduate knowledge - environmental, business, computer science, biology, engineering or systems modelling to collectively work together on real world agricultural challenges. By integrating and adapting knowledge from different disciplines, novel solutions to complex problems can be achieved.
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You will learn from world-leading experts from across ANU, industry and research partners. The hands on learning will include research and technology that cuts across traditional discipline boundaries to address industry challenges. Your cognate discipline is welcomed to the program, for its through this knowledge that you will learn to apply your existing knowledge to the agricultural sector.
Working in multidisciplinary teams on industry projects, graduates will translate research and theory into real-world outcomes, gaining industry relevant skills and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by industry.
The Master of Science (Advanced) in Agricultural Innovation program provides you with the opportunity to extend your practical and coursework experience with the development and implementation of a research project supervised by an academic. This is particularly relevant to those who wish to benefit from the research strengths of ANU and pursue a career in research.
Craig's research has primarily focused on land capability and soil degradation, soil biology, natural resource management and atmospheric aerosols.
Agricultural Innovation careers
Graduates will bring adaptive critical systems thinking skills to workplaces. They will be comfortable with working in interdisciplinary groups and confident in how their cognate knowledge can be applied to agriculture and therefore assist in solution making. These skills will be applicable across government, industry and research institutions. Graduates would have the capacity to enter at managerial and strategic thinking level positions and also educate the next generation of leaders in agricultural fields.
The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.
Fees & scholarships
Tuition fees: Tuition fees
Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.
Join students and staff from the Fenner School at ANU that have transitioned to studying and teaching remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear about their experiences about what it is like to study and teach remotely compared to on campus, and what the transition has been like. Also hear about the virtual field trips on offer.
If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.
You can still apply before you complete your bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.
There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.