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Gold Coast
Lismore
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Unit description

Applies a systems-based engineering approach to analysis and design of smart farming systems. Students will learn about the applications of smart agriculture tools and their impacts on farming and the agricultural industry using a showcase of typical systems. 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: GPS  and GIS applications in agriculture

Module 2: Remote sensing in agriculture

Module 3: Sensor technology in agriculture

Module 4: Auto-guidance and autonomous systems

Module 5: Internet of Things for agriculture

Module 6: Agricultural robotics

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 sensor technology, Internet of Things, autonomous systems and robotics in agriculture with other relevant contextual factors to address a complex problem related to smart farming systems
2evaluate and creatively apply advanced engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources to analyse and design solutions to a complex problem related to smart farming systems
3select, define, successfully complete and communicate the outcomes from a complex project related to smart farming systems
4self-assess conduct and performance as a professional engineer in contributing to the successful completion of a complex project related to smart farming systems

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

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