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Part of the MBA (Professional) Agricultural Innovation and available to Master of Applied Science students.


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 decisions 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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Agricultural Technology and Innovation
Unit code KLA533
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Assoc Prof C Mohammed
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

26 lectures/39 hours tutorials/practicals


2-hr theory exam (40%); Internal assignments (60%),

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