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|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|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|
* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- 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||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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page 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|
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