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  • Tree Growth and FunctionHORT90041

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    Environmental stresses such as drought, extreme heat and severe wind events are increasing in their severity in urban environments. This subject aims to help students understand how and why urban trees are vulnerable to such stresses. Urban tree biology and function is constantly compromised thro...

  • Urban Tree ManagementHORT20019

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the care and management of trees in urban settings. The content will include tree anatomy and structure, tree growth and function, tree root systems, tree pathology and health, methods of tree assessment and evaluation, tree p...

  • Greening LandscapesHORT20027

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Through lectures, tutorials, excursions and a hands-on nursery and practical program, this subject will address critical stages in the successful establishment of vegetation, including: seed quality (genetic variability, integrity and development); plant growth and propagation techniques (seed ge...

  • Sustainable Food ProductionFOOD90034

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Currently, there is more than sufficient food produced on a global scale to feed the population. This has been an upward trend throughout agricultural history, whereby humans have altered their cultivation habits to produce more. However, the continued rise in productivity is unlikely to continue...

  • Plant Production and EstablishmentHORT90004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an overview of the horticultural industry from plant production to installation and establishment of plants in the landscape. It introduces plant propagation techniques and plant growing systems; site analysis, with specific reference to the properties of urban soils and rel...

  • Designing with PlantsHORT20026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores designed vegetation in urban landscapes. The content includes an introduction to plant types and morphology, planting design, information sources for plants, landscape design themes and plant use, recognition and identification of representative plants; plant selection metho...

  • Landscape TechnologyHORT20028

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Landscape Technology is a subject which will develop the skills and knowledge required to understand the processes and techniques related to the installation and management of landscapes. Students will learn the role of documentation; to interpret drawings and understand basic construction techni...

  • Green Infrastructure for Liveable CitiesHORT90039

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    Green infrastructure is the network of natural and designed vegetation elements within our cities and towns, in both public and private domains. Green infrastructure includes traditional green elements such as urban parks, gardens and trees, as well as newer green roofs, green walls and rain gard...

  • Urban Horticulture Issues & PerspectivesHORT90048

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    21st century urban greenspace management requires an integrated multi-disciplinary approach. This subject, undertaken in the final semester of the Masters of Urban Horticulture, provides a basis for students to integrate and apply the knowledge they have gained throughout the course to solve a re...

  • Plant Biology 2HORT10016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to extend students’ knowledge of plant biology in both practical and theoretical areas. Students will use core knowledge obtained in Plant Biology I as a base to further their understanding of plant function. Additional areas of study in plant growth and development include resp...

  • Food Production for Urban LandscapesHORT90038

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject you will learn about the history of urban agriculture in countries around the world and explore the various roles of urban agriculture in modern-day cities. Given the nature of the subject, a wide diversity of topics will be covered including but not limited to: plant growth requi...

  • Current Issues in Dairy ScienceFOOD90012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the current status of knowledge and the latest research concepts and directions in dairy production and milk processing through advances in the areas of genetics of Bos taurus and related species, cow reproduction and nutrition, dairy chemistry and microbiology...

  • Sustainable Food: Policy and PracticeFOOD90033

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject critically examines the policies, practices and challenges of creating more environmentally sustainable systems of food production, distribution and consumption. The resource dependence and environmental issues associated with existing food systems will be reviewed, including climate...

  • Plant Food ProductsFOOD90035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The food we eat plays a significant role in human well-being in order to keep pace with a fast-moving society. Cooking from raw materials on a daily basis at the household level in order to meet the human dietary requirements of nutritious and healthy food is far from reality; for this reason the...

  • Food MicrobiologyFOOD90023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of Food Microbiology. The content includes: Overview of important microorganisms in foodsMicrobial metabolismNature of microbial growth in foodAction of microorganisms on food componentsPredictive microbiologyMicroorganisms of ...

  • MFPI Internship Part 1FOOD90037

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed to provide current insight and exposure into key issues, challenges and logistical matters that face the food industry in the area of innovation and improvement design. Innovation may be, but is not limited to, new product development, marketing, consumer insights, resear...

  • Tree Identification and SelectionHORT90043

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    This subject aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the tree selection and tree identification principles. Students should be able to recognise trees commonly used in landscape horticulture and correctly write their botanical, common and family names and describe tree form and ...

  • Managing Urban TreesHORT90042

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    This subject aims to provide students with the tools to critically evaluate methods used to manage trees in the urban forest. The content will include critically evaluating tree assessment, evaluation and tree protection methods. It will include the study of planning and management issues and the...

  • Urban Horticulture InternshipHORT20029

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students enrolled in this subject will be assisted to find a placement in a professional Urban Horticulture (or related field) working environment. They will work for approximately 120 hours under the guidance of a senior staff industry member, with additional support from the subject co-ordinato...

  • Landscape Construction and GraphicsHORT90035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will cover the application of design principles and design critique, landscape materials and graphic techniques required to produce professional landscape plans, graphic communication of design intent and basic landscape elements (paving, pergolas, edging, walls, fences), verbal pres...