Courses & Units

Case Studies in Agriculture KLA719

Introduction

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
problems.

Summary

Unit name Case Studies in Agriculture
Unit code KLA719
Credit points 25
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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
$1,031.00 $1,031.00 not applicable $5,844.00

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Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Assignment (40%)|Case Study (40%)|Presentation (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

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