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Semester 2 - On Campus
Semester 2 - On Campus
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This capstone subject provides students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired during their Bachelor of Agriculture degree or Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science major) to analysis of large-scale challenges confronting agricultural industries.
Students will develop the capacity to apply a 'systems thinking' approach to problems, utilising the understanding that they have developed throughout their studies of relevant environmental, economic, social and political factors. They will also develop their skills in gathering and interpreting evidence, teamwork, and oral and written communication.
Students will undertake an investigation of an industry challenge of their choice, working both individually, and in small groups. Students will undertake guided reflection on their learning, as a basis for developing personal principles for ethical professional practice.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should
- Demonstrate detailed, evidence based knowledge and interpretation of current challenges facing agricultural production systems
- Be able to articulate a 'systems-thinking' approach to agriculture, and to the sustainability of agricultural production systems
- Be able to gather and interpret evidence, in order to identify options for addressing problems
- Demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders to design potential improvement to current challenges facing agricultural production systems
- Articulate and demonstrate the principles of reflective and ethical professional practice, to guide students in their future study or employment
This subject will develop the following generic skills:
- The capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning and research
- An ability to derive, interpret and analyse ecological, biological, social, technical or economic information from primary sources
- Highly developed written communication skills to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
- An ability to participate effectively as part of a team
- An ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects
Last updated: 12 May 2023