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Master of Precision Agriculture

  • Qualification

    Taught Master's

  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time

  • Credits

    180

  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus and University of Canterbury Campus

Around the world, digital technology is being employed to make agriculture more efficient, productive and sustainable. To ensure global food production meets population needs, there is strong demand for leaders with the technical skills and industry understanding to reshape the future of the agrifoods industry.

The Master of Precision Agriculture is a unique postgraduate degree awarded by Lincoln University and taught in conjunction with the University of Canterbury.

The focus is on learning the technology-based skills, tools and applications that can grow a more productive and more sustainable agrifoods production sector.

With high-level skills and capabilities in data gathering and management, you’ll be of immense value to an exciting range of organisations and businesses.

How you’ll grow

  • Become highly adept at using information management technologies to monitor and manage crops, animals and natural resources across a range of agricultural contexts.
  • Grow your ability to discuss the principles and technologies of precision agriculture, and how they apply to cropping, horticulture and livestock cultivation.
  • Evaluate how algorithms, sensors and controllable implements are used to ensure effective, precise timing of actions and responses.
  • Compare and contrast precision agricultural techniques and how they influence performance, productivity, environment and economy.
  • Evaluate how GIS analysis can solve ecological problems.
  • Design and adapt systems that incorporate GPS, remote-sensing and multi-thematic data sets effectively through data analysis processes and GIS applications in land-based production systems.
  • Recognise the value and potential of a systems-based approach to applying information technologies to decision-making, along with the potential for solving agriculture-related environmental problems through precision agriculture.

Career opportunities

This postgraduate degree expands your opportunities to work as a digitally-literate expert and decision-maker in the primary industries, with large farming corporations and food production organisations.

You’ll be eligible for roles in data-driven science, sustainable production management, strategic management or digital consultancy, with the potential to move into governance.

Programme information

The second study semester for this programme is taught at the University of Canterbury. The courses are as follows: 

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Programme contacts

Majeed Safa

Dr Majeed Safa

Senior Lecturer

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