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Curtin University Master of Dryland Agricultural Systems
Curtin University

Master of Dryland Agricultural Systems

Perth, Australia

2 Years


Full time

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AUD 33,800 / per year *


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  • CRICOS code: 061489J
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: MJRP-DRAGM
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Intake: February, July
  • Location: Perth
  • Indicative first-year fee: AUD$33,800


Course description

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of dryland agricultural systems. Your examination of farming systems in southern and south-western Australia will equip you with knowledge applicable to similar environments around the world. You will also learn about emerging technologies for precise management of soils, 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. This includes 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.

Admission criteria

  • Recognised bachelor degree in science and competency in agricultural systems or a related discipline to the level of second-year tertiary study OR
  • Recognised bachelor degree with honours in a related field or graduate diploma in a related field. Applicants via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning AND
  • Meet Curtin’s English proficiency requirements.

Intermediate award

It is possible to exit this course early with a Graduate Diploma in Science (Dryland Agriculture Systems) once you have completed sufficient units.

The future of dryland agricultural systems

There will be a need for people with skills in improved farming practices to address the many challenges associated with a changing climate, particularly in rain-fed systems.


  • Agrichemical and fertiliser
  • Agriculture and horticulture
  • Banking and finance
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Cropping
  • Government
  • Livestock
  • Mining
  • Plant molecular biology
  • Soil science

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