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AGR3905 Agricultural Engineering Practice

Semester 3, 2022 External
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 30 June 2022

Overview

The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the accrediting organisation/s (where relevant).

Agricultural Engineering is a discipline which is strongly oriented to the practical needs of all involved in agriculture. Students need to understand the practical application of theories and develop skills in the identification and solution of problems. This course presents a coordinated set of activities which relate to other Agricultural Engineering courses and will reinforce and develop an understanding of their content and their application to real world situations.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.

Course learning outcomes

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a body of skills, including practical, written, oral communication and computer skills;
  2. demonstrate a knowledge of materials, devices and techniques, with an appreciation of safety codes and practices and specific equipment;
  3. understand some of the limitations of theory through the solution of practical problems;
  4. demonstrate skills in the observation, interpretation and assessment of experimental phenomena related to agricultural engineering work;
  5. demonstrate improved group interaction skills, a greater interest in engineering and an appreciation of commercial reality in modern agriculture;
  6. demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to complete practical work with the appropriate equipment;
  7. work effectively as a member and/or leader of a team, participating in completing tasks, and supporting others in achievement of team goals;
  8. undertake critical self-review and performance evaluation against course objectives as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Tractor and other modern agricultural machinery 40.00
2. Machine/soil interactions 30.00
3. Post harvest storage and processing 30.00
Date printed 30 June 2022