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AFAB4105: Agriculture and Food Honours Project C

2024 unit information


Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations

Code AFAB4105
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
AFNR4102 or FOOD4105 or AGRI4105 or SOIL4105
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Source, collate, synthesise and critically evaluate information from a range of relevant sources and identify knowledge gaps for investigation.
  • LO2. Develop a research question with creativity and lateral thinking.
  • LO3. Use appropriate methodologies to design experiments, and collect and analyse data to investigate a research question.
  • LO4. Demonstrate a command of relevant disciplinary conceptual and theoretical frameworks.
  • LO5. Communicate research methodologies and findings in written and oral form for a scientific audience.
  • LO6. Produce independent research which is an original contribution to the discipline.
  • LO7. Define the scope of their research project and effectively identify, manage and respond to challenges in research direction, and develop resilience and display intellectual growth.
  • LO8. Act with integrity in their research practice and professional relationships, working within established ethical and regulatory frameworks.
  • LO9. Establish collaborative and professional rapport with other students and staff.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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Important enrolment information

Additional advice

Honours in Agriculture and Food is embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies degree and complements science degree majors and both the Agriculture and Food and Agribusiness streams that are primarily delivered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. It is a one year 24 credit point research project that can be in any of the disciplines of plant production, agricultural science, soil and hydrology, food and agribusiness and food science. The unit builds on theoretical and applied knowledge gained across units of study undertaken throughout the degree program. This unit is a corequisite with AFAB4104 in the first semester of honours, and a pre-requisite to AFAB4105, AFAB4106 and SCIE4999, which is completed in the second semester of Honours. During the honours year students will also complete two 6-credit point honours coursework selective or core units designed to support your training. Working with an academic supervisor, students will develop their ability to define a research project including the production of testable hypotheses, the design and execution of a research strategy, interpretation of research findings and contextualisation of the project outcomes. Students will complete a project proposal, condensed literature review, scientific research paper and communicate their research via an oral presentation. Honours gives students access to an exceptional range of career opportunities in agricultural, food science, agribusiness and environmental professions, as well as being a qualification for undertaking advanced postgraduate research such as a PhD leading to a research career. For more information about honours in Life Sciences please visit our School of Life and Environmental Sciences canvas page and website.