Special Studies

Subject AGRI30022 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Not applicable
Total Time Commitment:

Independent study equivalent to an average of 8-10 hours per week.


This subject is available to students who have completed all 100 and 200 level core subjects of their course.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject involves a supervised study of an area of scholarship chosen by the student in consultation with an appointed supervisor. The subject encourages independent, critical thought and self-directed enquiry. Students should develop their ability to plan work and use available time effectively. This is an individualised subject, which enables students to pursue studies in areas of agriculture and related fields, not otherwise covered in the normal subjects offered within the degree structure.Students who complete this subject should be able to demonstrate:

  • in-depth knowledge of a specific contemporary topic in agriculture and land management;
  • the ability to analyse and report on the topic in a manner appropriate to the methodology developed; and
  • an advanced capability for development of processes for acquisition, management, analysis, integration and interpretation of data and information.

Students who have successfully completed this subject will

  • have gained increased capacity for independent inquiry.
  • have an enhanced capacity for taking the initiative in self-directed research.
  • have an increased capacity for theoretical reflection and argument.

The assessment structure for each student is specified in the study proposal and must be approved by the subject coordinator. It would normally consist of written work totalling 5,000 words (100%) due at the end of the Semester

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Not applicable

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