The unit explores theoretical and practical technologies and innovations applicable to extensive and intensive animal and plant production systems. These technologies and innovations address current productivity and sustainability challenges and include topics such as precision farming and spray technologies, communication and decision support technologies, carbon, water and irrigation management. Students will also gain an understanding of the type of innovations required to manage future challenges to agricultural and horticultural industries especially those associated with the potential impacts of climate variability and change. Students will explore the policy and regulatory frameworks that may influence the development and uptake of new technologies and innovations.
|Unit name||Agricultural Technology and Innovation|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Professor Caroline Mohammed|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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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- integrate and apply knowledge of agricultural science and technology to the mitigation of production risks.
- identify challenges to the uptake of agricultural technology and innovation.
- apply skills relevant to communication of scientific information to assist with decision making in agriculture and the development of agricultural production systems.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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2 x 50 min lectures weekly, 1 x 3 hr tutorial session or field trip weekly
|Assessment||Interviews (10%)|Oral presentation (15%)|Report (20%)|Online quiz (15%)|Examination (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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