CRICOS Course ID : 111900F

Master of Agricultural Information Management

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019



Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019



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Course Overview

Master of Agricultural Information Management (MAI) explores the high level of innovation and technology currently being employed in the agriculture sector. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number two is to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.” Estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) show that by 2050, global demand for food will rise by 50 percent compared to the present.

Today, data capture and mechanization are increasingly relevant in the As a result, there is a growing need for professionals who are qualified and well versed with these new and emerging technologies to take over this niche and contribute to supporting the food systems of the 21st century and beyond.

The MAI course is conceptualized and designed to produce graduates who have skills and an in-depth understanding of the application of information technology (IT) in the analysis of agricultural data and management decision-making, and as a result harness the vast opportunities in agriculture while also responding to the different challenges and constraints facing the sector. The course encourages all graduates to be management and production of crops, animals and the natural environment. This emerging industry targets individuals who are dedicated to pursuing a career in agriculture or entrepreneurial minds who want to harness gains in agriculture. advocates of lifelong learning and ethical practice through member- ship of professional associations and industry peak bodies.

Course Structure
Year 1

Unit Name

  1.  Communication & Media marketing –  BC400
  2.  Agribusiness Economics & Finance – EC400
  3.  Agribusiness Marketing – MK400
  4.  Elective (Only for Graduate Certificate in Management ) I – Elective
  5.  Agribusiness Accounting – AC400
  6.  Introduction to Agroinformatics – IM401
  7.  Food, Fibre & Protein production  – AP501
  8.  Elective (Only for Graduate Certificate in Management ) – Elective
  9.  Elective (Only for Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness ) – Elective
  10.  Elective (Only for Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness ) – Elective
  11.  Agriculture data and information management -IM501
  12.  Leadership in agribusiness – MG401
Year 2

Unit Name

  1.  Precision Agriculture –  AP511
  2.  Research methodology  –  RS501
  3.  Elective 1  – Elective
  4.  Elective – 2 – Elective
  5.  Big Data in Agricuture – IM501
  6.  Agroinformatics Capstone – IM500
  7.  Elective 3 – Elective
  8.  Elective 4 – Elective


Year 3

Unit Name (Year 2 trimester 1)

  1.  International Economic Development –  EC312
  2.  Organisational Behavior  – OB400
  3.  Agribusiness Strategic Management  – MG502
  4.  Sustainable Agriculture: Climate and environment issues  – AP502
  5.  Systems thinking and system dynamic for agribusniess and agricultural system  – IM513
  6.  Blockchain in Agribusiness  – IM511

Unit Name (Year 2 trimester 2)

  1.  Global Food Security   – AB502
  2.  Value chain management in Agribusiness – MG501
  3.  Agricultural technology and innovation – APS03
  4.  Agribusiness Project – AB512
Faculty Details

Professor Harvinder Singh has been an academic for nearly two decades with strong teaching and research expertise in informatics, traditional and molecular plant breeding approaches for the improvement and management of cereal crops, and medicinal plants. He has published over 50 research articles in peer reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings. He also presented his research at national and international conferences. He has successfully secured and completed many research grants. Additionally, in his current role as Program Director, he has demonstrated strong academic management and higher education compliance knowledge and capability. Prof Singh also has a strong Research and Higher Degree supervision experience.

Course Fee Structure

International Students Fee
Graduate Certificate in Management >> Total Course fee: AU $12,500
Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness  >> Total Course fee: AU $25,000 (AU $12,500 per Semester);
Master of Agricultural Information Management  >> Total Course fee: AU $50,000 (AU $12,500 per Semester);

Domestic Students Fee
Graduate Certificate in Management >>Total Course fee: AU $10,000
Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness >> Total Course fee: AU $20,000 (AU $10,000 per Semester);
Master of Agricultural Information Management >> Total Course fee: AU $40,000 (AU $10,000 per Semester);

***Only applicable to full fee paying domestic student

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Agricultural Information Management degree will be able to seek careers in:

  • Agro-informatics consultant.
  • Agribusiness consultant.
  • Agricultural marketing specialist.
  • Agriculture development officer.
  • Supply chain manager.
  • University academic.
  • Employment in relevant government departments in areas such as research, regulation, policy development, education and extension, and administration.
  • Employment in private sector organizations providing services to the agribusiness sector in areas such as research, extension, administration, and sales.
  • Employment in industry-based organizations in areas such as research, management and administration.
Admission Requirements


All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. These are specified

In addition, all applicants must meet either: relevant standard minimum entry requirements as specified below or alternative relevant standard minimum entry requirements.

Applicants who apply for admission to a course on the basis of an approved guaranteed pathway, will be offered a place in that course provided they meet the requirements specified for entry.

Domestic students

Admission to undergraduate courses is based on successful completion of one of the following:

  • The Queensland Higher School Certificate or an interstate equivalent HigherSchool Certificate. OP 17 / ATAR 60
  • Completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • Completion of an approved course at the level of Diploma or Advanced Diploma at a TAFE or registered training organisation (RTO).
  • Possession of qualifications deemed equivalent to any of the above qualifications.

International students

International students who have not completed an Australian qualification must have appropriate educational qualifications, deemed equivalent to the Australian Higher School Certificate under the NOOSR guidelines

International candidates may also be considered for admission by:

  • Satisfactorily completing vocational and or tertiary studies in Australia oroverseas, accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or
  • Satisfactorily completing equivalent overseas studies

Students enrolling from non-English speaking countries are required to undertake an English language test and demonstrate English proficiency with a minimum score of:

  • IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall 6.5 bands with no module less than 6.0 bands
  • PTE: Minimum overall score of 59 with no module less than 51
  • TOEFL (paper based) Minimum overall score of 79 with no module less than 60

It is expected that students can demonstrate that the English language test was successfully completed within two years of the date of application for admission.

Note: International students must hold a valid student visa. There are numerous conditions that apply to a student visa. In particular, a holder of a student visa may not work, paid or unpaid, for more than 40 hours in any fortnight during semester time. Where Work Integrated Learning is integrated into a course, it does not count towards the 40 hours. Current information on student visa conditions may be found at

Alternative entry

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to a course of study, may be considered for alternative entry on the basis of higher education study equivalent to at least two units of study successfully completed at a registered Australian higher education institution or an overseas educational institution assessed as being equivalent by LeadersInstitute.

A person may also be considered for entry on the basis of recognition of prior learning, prior employment in a relevant field or the acquisition of a non-award qualification in a relevant field.

Applicants seeking alternative entry must also fulfil the English language entry requirements.


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