Industry Project

Subject AGRI30001 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-May-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours of lectures provided on the LMS, plus supervisor's contact and seminars as arranged
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours


Completion of first and second year of degree, or equivalent.

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 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:


Dr Graham Brodie



Subject Overview:

This subject involves the definition and development of an industry-related project, and develops skills in project management, problem solving, and planning and reporting investigations. The topic draws on a specific and defined industry issue. It 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 staff and industry advisors.

Students work interactively with a supervisor to define their particular project. Each student prepares a detailed literature review and project proposal that places their project into context including methodology and approach, and covers the relevant background. 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 the development of suitable investigative strategies and methodologies and 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.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • A project literature review and proposal of 2000 words, due approximately Week 6 of Semester 1 worth 30%*
  • A final written report of 5000 words due approximately Week 12 of Semester 2 worth 50%
  • A 10-minute oral presentation due approximately Week 12 of Semester 2 worth 20%

*A pass mark in the proposal assignment is a hurdle requirement for continuation of the subject.

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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:

  • The 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
  • The capacity to articulate knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations

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