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Gold Coast
Lismore
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Unit description

Applies a systems-based engineering approach to analysis and design of agricultural machinery systems used in farming and animal husbandry, horticultural and viticultural production, and plant protection.  Students will learn how to identify, select and use various agricultural machinery systems and recommend and manage agricultural systems based on different needs. A scenario-based learning approach is used to guide students in applying a range of practical tools and techniques along with skills in systems analysis, engineering design and project management to a real industry-based engineering project.

Unit content

Module 1: Introduction to agricultural machinery systems 

Module 2: Pre-harvest farm machinery

Module 3: Harvesting and post-harvesting machinery

Module 4: Horticultural machinery systems

Module 5: Agricultural machinery systems used in animal husbandry

Module 6: Agricultural machinery systems in food processing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1employ a systems approach that integrates a detailed technical knowledge of pre-harvest, harvesting and post-harvest machine technology with other relevant contextual factors to address a complex problem related to agricultural machinery systems
2evaluate and creatively apply advanced engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources to analyse and design solutions to a complex problem related to agricultural machinery systems
3select, define, successfully complete and communicate the outcomes from a complex project related to agricultural machinery systems
4self-assess conduct and performance as a professional engineer in contributing to the successful completion of a complex project related to agricultural machinery systems

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. employ a systems approach that integrates a detailed technical knowledge of pre-harvest, harvesting and post-harvest machine technology with other relevant contextual factors to address a complex problem related to agricultural machinery systems
  2. evaluate and creatively apply advanced engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources to analyse and design solutions to a complex problem related to agricultural machinery systems
  3. select, define, successfully complete and communicate the outcomes from a complex project related to agricultural machinery systems
  4. self-assess conduct and performance as a professional engineer in contributing to the successful completion of a complex project related to agricultural machinery systems

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
ePortfolio25%
Project report60%
Presentation15%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
ePortfolio25%
Project report60%
Presentation15%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
ePortfolio25%
Project report60%
Presentation15%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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