Honours opportunities in TIA

Work with industry on projects that have real impact for growers and the agricultural sector

Are you looking to build connections into the agriculture or food industries? Perhaps you are passionate about a particular issue or crop? Or maybe you’re looking to study for a PhD? An honours degree at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture might be for you.

Working with a supervisory team, you can complete an honours project in your chosen area, whether that’s vegetable agronomy, dairy cow welfare or soil health (or anything in between). Doing an honours degree helps you to improve your problem solving, communication and project management skills and gain a better understanding of the research process.

Industry focused

Most of our honours projects are working directly with industry partners, helping you build your industry knowledge and network. Many of our honours graduates get excellent industry jobs or go on to complete further study.


To be eligible, students need to have completed an undergraduate degree in a science subject, or have completed the third year of their Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at the University of Tasmania.

Most candidates are based on-campus at a location that is most suited to their research (Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Forthside). In some cases, candidates may be externally located (e.g. based in industry or a family farm) but supported with supervision from our staff.


The University of Tasmania offers scholarships in agriculture to reward and encourage students. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application. Find out more about scholarships.

Available projects

We welcome enquiries from suitably qualified potential applicants. For more information contact the Honours Coordinator Dr Apeh Omede.

Project Description: Agricultural systems modelling can help understand interaction of system elements to produce results without the time or expense of running field trials. What questions would you like to explore?

Primary Supervisor: Rowan Eisner

Industry Partner Involvement: No

Student Stipend Offered: No

Project Description:  Land use carbon accounting currently allows farmers to trade incremental increases in C from a baseline creating perverse incentives. Can we do better?

Primary Supervisor: Rowan Eisner

Industry Partner Involvement: No

Student Stipend Offered: No