Courses & Units

Science of Gardening 2 KPZ003

Hobart

Introduction

This unit aims to develop your awareness of the ecological processes operating in your garden, to assist informed decision making about garden design and management. You will explore the environmental parameters of your garden (e.g. macro and microclimate, geology, and soils), the nature of the complex interrelationships between garden organisms (including pollinators, herbivores, and pathogens), and how the origins and adaptations of plants determine their suitability to your purpose. This exploration of underlying ecological principles will inform your garden design in terms of preferred style, purpose, and practicability.

Summary

Unit name Science of Gardening 2
Unit code KPZ003
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science
Coordinator Doctor Robert Wiltshire
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 11 Week Session Oct Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 11 Week Session Apr Off-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
11 Week Session Apr 4/4/2022 19/4/2022 12/5/2022 19/6/2022
11 Week Session Oct 26/9/2022 13/10/2022 4/11/2022 11/12/2022

* 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the major environmental constraints of plant growth for your situation.
  • Evaluate the suitability of a range of plant species or varieties for a particular environment.
  • Explain how different plant species can interact in a competitive or complementary manner.
  • Propose measures to attract desired organisms and to minimize unwanted organisms into an ecosystem.
  • Articulate a rationale for your garden design in terms of your identified priorities and limitations.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • 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

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KPZ001 Science of Gardening

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

5 online modules

AssessmentQuizzes (x5) (25%)|Short Answer Question (20%)|Assignment (55%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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