Courses & Units

Agricultural Landscape systems KLA534



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


This unit examines agricultural production systems within the context of sustainable use of soil, land and other natural resources in a changing and/or variable climate. Assessment of soil, land, water and vegetation resources on a catchment and property basis will be covered. Students will develop competency in the assessment of land resources including soil survey, land capability, and land suitability for agricultural and forestry uses. A group mapping project will form a major part of the assessment based on field work and land evaluation for specific uses. Economic analysis of land use change scenarios will also be included.


Unit name Agricultural Landscape systems
Unit code KLA534
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

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,783.00 050101

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 1 hr lectures/week (also available by flexible delivery), practical work equivalent of 4 days of field trips and 2 days of laboratory classes


3-hr theory exam (40%), internal assessment (60%) comprising Land Resources Report (3,000 words), Property Management Report (4,000 words), seminar/oral defence of Property Management Plan (20 minutes) and Farm Systems Modelling Report (1,000 words)

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