Courses & Units

Case Studies in Agriculture KLA719



This unit contains a series of case studies, selected from different areas of agriculture, for example, horticulture, animal production, post-harvest processing, vegetable cropping, dairy, water policy. Within each case study, the student will consider complex problems from an industry perspective, taking on the role of a consultant to provide practical recommendations for addressing the presented problems. The student will learn to critically analyse information and apply scientific knowledge to real world problems within the environmental, social and commercial context of the problems and will be expected to present their findings to a professional standard.


Unit name Case Studies in Agriculture
Unit code KLA719
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Dr Shane Powell and  Dr Saideepa Kumar

Teaching staff

Teaching, research and extension staff at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
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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Learning Outcomes

ILO [1] Analyse complex, real world problems in agriculture through research and by synthesizing multiple sources of information

ILO [2] Develop recommendations for complex, real-world problems through consideration of relevant factors that affect agricultural production systems

ILO [3] Present your findings in both written reports and oral presentations to a professional standard and in a manner suitable for a client



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $5,566.00 050101

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 50 min lecture weekly and 1 x 170 min workshop weekly


Online quizzes based on assigned reading material (10%); Recommendations to address weekly case study problems, written and submitted in workshops (40%); Three case study reports (40%); Final presentation (10%)

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