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|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
Dr Shane Powell and Dr Saideepa Kumar
Teaching, research and extension staff at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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ILO  Analyse complex, real world problems in agriculture through research and by synthesizing multiple sources of information
ILO  Develop recommendations for complex, real-world problems through consideration of relevant factors that affect agricultural production systems
ILO  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|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
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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%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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