In this unit you will explore advanced digital technologies and their application to agriculture. Agricultural technology (Agri-tech) is one of the fastest developing industries, with new innovations regularly becoming available to improve the understanding of agricultural systems and production and environmental sustainability. You will learn the basic concepts underpinning the operation of sensors, communication platforms and data management systems and will be exposed to both established and emerging technology innovations. You will use a wide range of agri-tech to collect and analyse data, and provide recommendations for application of the technology in the context of intensive and extensive plant and animal production industries. You will explore the social adoption, economic and legislative issues related to these rapidly developing technologies. As well as gaining a theoretical understanding, you will practise using a range of sensor hardware, software and analysis systems, providing you with essential skills as an agricultural professional.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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Students must have completed a minimum of 72 credit points to enrol in this unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
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