Master of Science (MSc)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Special Notes

This program will not be offered in 2022

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Master of Science provides students with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in specialised scientific fields including Earth Science, Grape and Wine Science, International Agricultural Development and Plant Breeding Innovation. The program contains a compulsory core relevant to all science disciplines: communication and quantitative skills, critical analysis, project management and research ethics. Students can develop an understanding of specialised fields in which they have minimal previous knowledge through their choice of courses and a major research project.

The Master of Science is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard duration of 2 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Science

There shall be a Master of Science.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Master of Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units
  2. Courses to the value of 15 units towards the specialisation of their choice
    • Earth Science;
    • Grape and Wine Science;
    • Plant Breeding Innovation;
    • International Agricultural Development
  3. Electives to the value of 9 units, which may include Internship or Study Tour courses
  4. Research Project to the value of 18 units in the specialisation area

Core Courses