Industry Project

Subject AGRI30006 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

Semester 1, Dookie - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twelve hours of lectures, plus class contact and seminars as arranged
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Completion of year 1 and 2 of degree - or equivalent.

Undertaking Industry Project is conditional upon obtaining approval from the subject coordinator with consideration to having an appropriate project and supervisor

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:


Dr Graham Brodie


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject involves definition and development of an industry-related project, and develops skills in project management, problem solving and planning and reporting investigations. The topic involves or draws on a specific and defined industry issue, and may be developed in relation to a period of time spent in industry placement or previously or concurrently selected elective subjects, applying the knowledge gained in these subjects to a real resource-based industry investigative problem. The project may relate to an applied scientific, economic or sociological or managerial topic, and the work will involve close collaboration between student, academic and industry advisors.

Students work interactively with a supervisor to define their particular project. Each student prepares a project proposal that includes methodology and approach, and covers the relevant background. A pass mark in the proposal assignment is a hurdle requirement for continuation of the subject. Each student will subsequently prepare a detailed literature review to place their project in context with the industry Project execution. This involves establishing base knowledge in the relevant area; definition of the issue; analysis of the approaches normally taken by industry to address such problems and the degree of success normally attained. A final report is submitted by each student and an oral presentation is presented at completion to an audience including industry members. These detail development of suitable investigative strategies and methodologies and the analysis of results or outcomes in a practical context.

Students meet regularly with their supervisor for guided, interactive discussion on their projects. Students are required to attend/view online a series of seminars delivered on project design, management and communication strategies, including case studies.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject aims to allow students to develop their project management and academic skills through an active involvement in an industry relevant project.


Project proposal (1000 words, 15%), literature review 3000 words, (15%), final written report 5000-10 000 words (50%), oral ­presentation (20%).

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

It is expected students will develop:

  • Ability to plan, use time effectively and manage small projects
  • Well developed written communication skills to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
  • Well developed problem-solving abilities
  • Capacity to articulate knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Sustainable Production

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