Courses & Units

Soil Science KLA397

Hobart

Note:

This unit is offered in even years.

Introduction

Develops students`ability to undertake basic soil analyses and interpret soil analytical data for management of soil physical, chemical and morphological problems. Issues covered include: management of salinity, soil drainage design, soil water retention and irrigation principles, soil biology, erosion control, and soil chemical processes. The unit involves field description and sampling of several soil profiles. The soil profiles are then analysed as a class exercise and interpretations and soil management plans are developed. Field trips to examine soil erosion management and controlled traffic farming are also undertaken.

Summary

Unit name Soil Science
Unit code KLA397
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Dr RB Doyle
Teaching staff


Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010709

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KLA213 or KEA101 or KNE273 or Admission into a Masters course

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KLA297 or KLA613

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 lectures weekly, 13 x 3-hr practicals, 2 full-day field trips

Assessment

3-hr exam (50%), written and practical reports (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

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