Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject is taught over the last six weeks of semester.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 58 hours |
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This subject assumes little background knowledge in science.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable 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. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Helen Suter
This subject, which builds on concepts and knowledge introduced in Foundations of Agricultural Science 1, aims to provide Bachelor of Agriculture students with an understanding of the underpinning enabling physical sciences, as they relate to agricultural systems. Concepts in physics, chemistry, mathematics and data management will be introduced in the context of the science of earth and soil, water and climate, and plant and animal biology. In particular, this subject introduces students to important underpinning principles in physics and chemistry, in the context of water, solutions, soils and cells. Topics include fluid movement and mechanics, solubility, precipitation reactions, redox reactions and galvanic cells, acid base reactions, salinity and conductivity. . The chemistry of selected elements will be discussed in the context of both soils and cells Modular circuitry and electronics will be introduced, as these principles apply to agricultural contexts and to precision farming.
This subject should enable students to understand the importance of physical and chemical principles as the foundations of agricultural sciences, and should develop their capacity to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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A student who completes this subject should be able to:
Bachelor of Agriculture |
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