AGRI5572 Agriculture in Practice

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides students a genuine workplace experience through completing a substantial real-world agricultural consulting project. Students work in teams, and are expected to integrate and apply knowledge and skills developed throughout the program to undertake the project, under supervision of an academic and/or industry mentor. Based on procedures learnt in Professional Skills in Science, the teams are responsible for project management, including progress reporting, co-ordinating collaboration between groups, and delivery of a high quality final report to the industry client.
Students are able to (1) contribute to an agricultural project activity as a member of a team; (2) apply project management tools and processes to the planning and execution of a project; (3) demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability; (4) apply discipline conventions in written, verbal and visual communication; (5) apply discipline-specific technical knowledge, skills, and tools; (6) critically assess data, findings and recommendations; and (7) demonstrate problem-solving ability in a real world environmental project.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reflective writing; (2) project deliverables; and (3) professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor James Fogarty
Unit rules
ENVT5519 Professional Skills in Science
Advisable prior study:
SCIE5549 International Agriculture: Research and Development
Contact hours
1x 2hr session per week
contact by consultation as required
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