Courses & Units

Soil Formation, Function and Fertility KLA440

Hobart

Note:

This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.

Introduction

Provides Master of Applied Science students with knowledge of soil science. The unit provides knowledge of the formation of key Tasmanian soil types, their parent materials and their land use potential. Soil fertility and key nutrient cycles (N, P and K), soil morphology and salinity will be examined in lectures, practicals and in the field. The practical component provides students with skills and knowledge in soil chemical analysis for key nutrients in soils. The unit involves three full-day excursions to examine the soils and land use of south-east Tasmania. Students are expected to undertake a major research report on this fieldwork and analysis several components in detail. In addition to general course content, students are expected to undertake prescribed reading at an advanced level on recent developments in soil science and to incorporate this knowledge in their theory examination.

Summary

Unit name Soil Formation, Function and Fertility
Unit code KLA440
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Teaching staff

Dr R Doyle (Coordinator), Dr M Hardie

Level Postgraduate
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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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

KLA213

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 13x3-hr practical classes

Assessment

3-hour theory exam (50%), poster, practical and field reports (total 50%)

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Textbooks

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