This unit is the capstone unit in the professional pathway for the MAppSci
(Agricultural Science) course.
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
|Unit name||Case Studies in Agriculture|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Doctor Matthew Wilson|
|Teaching staff||Ms Saideepa Kumar|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Analyse complex, real-world problems in agriculture through research and by synthesizing multiple sources of information.
- Develop recommendations for complex, real-world problems through consideration of relevant factors that affect agricultural production systems.
- Present your findings in both written reports and oral presentations to a professional standard and in a manner suitable for a client.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Assignment (40%)|Case Study (40%)|Presentation (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.