Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, 20 hours of tutorials and a full day excursion |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Eligibility for honours or postgraduate degree
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It is University policy to take all steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to laboratory activities and field trips. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit.
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject will examine the major current issues in the management of soils under various land uses in Australia. The dynamic nature of soils will be explored through study of the chemical, physical and biological processes in the soil environment, particularly those which impact directly on plant growth. The subject should develop an understanding of how soils can be managed to optimise plant growth and minimise adverse effects on the environment and present practical solutions to soil management.
On completion of this subject the student should be able to:
understand the principles used in soil survey and conduct a basic land capability assessment
A two-hour end of semester examination (40%), a major assignment of 4000 words (30%) – week 9 and a class presentation (10%) – week 11, online mid semester test (20%)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A profound respect for truth, intellectual and professional integrity, and the ethics of scholarship
Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture |
Master of Agricultural Science
Master of Urban Horticulture
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Environments (Honours) Landscape Management |
Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management
Honours Program - Agricultural Science
Integrated Water Catchment Management
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
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