Agriculture and Environment

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Errata
item Errata Date
1.

The table of units of study has changed for Semester 2, 2020. The changes are as follows:

(a) Table B Agriculture and Environment has been introduced for the Graduate Certificate in Agriculture and Environment.

(b) The requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Agriculture and Environment have been changed. They now read: 

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(i) 12 credit points of Table A Agricultural and Environmental Technologies specialisation, and
(ii) 12 credit points of units of study from Table B

17/06/2020
2.

The following unit has been cancelled for Semester 2, 2020:

AFNR5110 Crop Improvement

28/07/2020
3.

The sessions have changed for the following unit. S2C Semester 2 Session has been closed. A new S2CRB Semester 2B Session has been opened:

GEOG5004 Environmental Mapping and Monitoring

28/07/2020

Table A Agriculture and Environment

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Agriculture and Environment

Master of Agriculture and Environment

Students must complete 72 credit points from Table A below, comprising:
(i) 24 credit points of core units of study
(ii) 24 credit points of elective units of study, including at least 12 credit points of specialisation units of study
(iii) 24 credit points of capstone units of study
Students who have completed relevant prior learning at an equivalent level may be given up to 24 credit points advanced standing.

Graduate Diploma of Agriculture and Environment

Students must complete 48 credit points including:
(i) 48 credit points from Table A below
(ii) at least 12 credit points of specialisation elective units.

Graduate Certificate in Agriculture and Environment

Students must complete 24 credit points from Table A below.

Specialisations

The specialisations are:
(a) Agricultural and Environmental Economics
(b) Agricultural and Environmental Technologies
(c) Horticultural Technologies
Core
AFNR5511
Soil Processes, Assessment and Management
6      Semester 1
AGRO4003
Crop and Pasture Agronomy
6      Semester 1
AFNR5801
Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
6    A A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.
Semester 2
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1a
Semester 2

Specialisation electives

Agricultural and Environmental Economics
AREC3004
Economics of Water and Bio-Resources

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
AREC3006
Agricultural Production Economics
6    P AREC2005 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or AREC2003
N AREC2001 or AREC3001
Semester 1
AREC3007
Benefit-Cost Analysis
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or AREC2005 or AREC2003
N (AREC2004 and RSEC4131)
Semester 2
AREC3002
Agricultural Markets
6    P AREC2005 or AREC2001 or AGEC2103 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
AREC3005
Agricultural Finance and Risk
6    P AREC2005 or AREC2001 or AGEC2103 or AREC2002 or AGEC2101 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
Agricultural and Environmental Technologies
AGRO4004
Sustainable Farming Systems
6      Semester 1
ENVI5708
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
6      Semester 1
AFNR5110
Crop Improvement
6    A Basic knowledge of plant genetics and breeding, similar to that covered by GENE4012 and GENE4013.
Semester 2
GEOG5004
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2
AFNR5510
The Soil at Work
6      Semester 2
GEOG5001
Geographic Information Science A
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
Horticultural Technologies
AFNR5110
Crop Improvement
6    A Basic knowledge of plant genetics and breeding, similar to that covered by GENE4012 and GENE4013.
Semester 2
HORT4005
Research and Practice in Horticulture
6    P HORT3005
Semester 2

General Electives

ECOS3002
Development Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902
Semester 2
ENVI5708
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
6      Semester 1
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 2
IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
6    N IBUS5001
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis
6      Semester 1
PHYS5034
Life Cycle Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 2
AREC3003
Econ of Minerals and Energy Industries
6    P AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
ECOS3002
Development Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902
Semester 2
ECOS3005
Industrial Organisation
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
N ECOS2201
Intensive January
Semester 2
ENVI5809
Environmental Simulation Modelling
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2a
GEOG5004
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5040
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5033
Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
STAT5002
Introduction to Statistics
6    A HSC Mathematics
Semester 1
Semester 2
SUST5001
Introduction to Sustainability
6   

This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Capstone

AFNR5905
Research Paper
6    P AFNR5901 and AFNR5904
C AFNR5906
Semester 1
Semester 2
AFNR5906
Research Communication
6    P AFNR5901 and AFNR5904
C AFNR5905
Semester 1
Semester 2
AFNR5901
Research Review
6    C AFNR5904
N AFNR5902 or AFNR5903

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
AFNR5904
Research Proposal and Approach
6    C AFNR5901

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2

Table B Agriculture and Environment

Unit of study

Credit points

A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

Session

Agriculture and Environment

Graduate Certificate in Agriculture and Environment

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:

i) 12 credit points of Agricultural and Environmental Technologies specialisation electives

(ii) 12 credit points of units of study from Table B

Table B

AGRO4006
New and Emerging Tech in Animal Science

6   

P 6cp from BIOL1XXX

Semester 2

AFNR5110
Crop Improvement

6   

A Basic knowledge of plant genetics and breeding, similar to that covered by GENE4012 and GENE4013.

Semester 2

AFNR5210
Sustainable Horticultural Cropping

6   

 

Semester 1

AFNR5502
Remote Sensing, GIS and Land Management

6   

A ENVX3001 and SOIL3004.

Semester 2

AFNR5510
The Soil at Work

6   

 

Semester 2

AFNR5511
Soil Processes, Assessment and Management

6   

 

Semester 1

AFNR5801
Climate Change: Process, History, Issues

6   

A A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.

Semester 2

ENVI5708
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

6   

 

Semester 1

ENVI5809
Environmental Simulation Modelling

6   

A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.

Semester 2a

HORT4005
Research and Practice in Horticulture

6   

P HORT3005

Semester 2

PHYS5033
Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis

6   



Minimum class size of 5 students.

Semester 1
Semester 2

PHYS5034
Life Cycle Analysis

6   



Minimum class size of 5 students.

Semester 2

STAT5002
Introduction to Statistics

6   

A HSC Mathematics

Semester 1
Semester 2

SUST5001
Introduction to Sustainability

6   

Note: Students in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, Graduate Diploma in Sustainability or Master of Sustainability must take this unit in their first semester of study. This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.

Semester 1
Semester 2

Specialisation

(a) Agricultural and Environmental Technologies

AGRO4004
Sustainable Farming Systems

6   

 

Semester 1

ENVI5708
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

6   

 

Semester 1

AFNR5110
Crop Improvement

6   

A Basic knowledge of plant genetics and breeding, similar to that covered by GENE4012 and GENE4013.

Semester 2

GEOG5004
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring

6   

A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.

Semester 2

AFNR5510
The Soil at Work

6   

 

Semester 2

GEOG5001
Geographic Information Science A

6   

A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.

Semester 1