FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES

AGR3FTE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Knowledge of technology used in global rural enterprises and agriculture technological will be explored with relevant industry examples. (1) Sensing systems which include a background to Global Positioning Systems, Geographical Information Systems, telemetry and drones, with examples of sensing applications such as environment, climate, plant, animal and soil. (2) Modelling technologies will assist in providing productivity estimation. (3) Industry relevant genetic engineering and genomic technologies will be briefly explored and the final topic (4) Emerging technologies, will assist the student in developing skills in technology suitability assessment. An understanding of the interrelationships will be gained between technology, performance, social, ethical, sustainability and production efficiency. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship entails deep appreciation of how we live in an inter connected world, being able to recognise the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities - now and in the future.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarisa Collins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsAGR2FFT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is taught at the Epping Campus of Melbourne Polytechnic.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Advances in Applied Nanotechnology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPark, B & Appell, M

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK.

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Source locationN/A

Agricultural Technology Assessment Tool

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorUSAID

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUSAID-ATAI

ISBNN/A

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Measuring the Natural

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStrangeways, I

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

ISBNN/A

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Plants, Genes, and Agriculture

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorChrispeels, MJ & Gepts, P

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK.

ISBNN/A

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Emerging Wireless

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRaychaudhuri, D & Gerla, M

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

ISBNN/A

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Green RFID Systems

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRoselli L

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK, USA.

ISBNN/A

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Making Technology Work - Applications in Energy and

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDeutch,JM, Lester, RK

Year2004

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK, USA.

ISBNN/A

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CRISPR plants now subject to tough new GM laws in European Union

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCallaway

Year2018

Edition/VolumeVOL. 560

PublisherNATURE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Agro-Technology A Philosophical Introduction

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorThompson, RP

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK, USA.

ISBNN/A

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These CRISPR-modified crops don't count as GMOs

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLi

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTHE CONVERSATION

ISBNN/A

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Genomic variation in 3,010 diverse accessions of Asian cultivated rice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWang and Mauleon

Year2018

Edition/VolumeVOL. 557

PublisherNATURE

ISBNN/A

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Governing Risk in GM

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBaram, M & Bourrier, M

YearN/A

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PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

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Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorIWGSC

Year2018

Edition/VolumeVOL 361

PublisherSCIENCE

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Undertake critical analysis of emerging technologies in agricultural production case studies by exploring interrelationships between technology, performance, social, ethical, sustainability and productivity.
02. Evaluate genetic engineering and genomic technologies with consideration of the productivity, ethical, environmental and social license dimensions.
03. Critically analyse and evaluate the use of different sensing technologies across a range of enterprises.
04. Critically review the outputs of modelling software to assess the productivity of an enterprise.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarisa Collins

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 2.50 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students can choose either the face-to-face or virtual (Online) class option.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Unscheduled Lecture/ tutorial tasks

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students can choose either the face-to-face or virtual (Online) class option.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop Modelling

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Workshop Sensors 1

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Workshop Sensors 2

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Oral presentation assessing emerging technology (20 minutes,900-words equivalent). Oral presentation or podcast assessing magnitude and certainty of benefits of a selected emerging technology in an agricultural industry.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Sensing workshop exercise (900-words equivalent). Sensor technical specification. Questions on sensor principles, telemetry and sensor evaluation will be answered.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Case study examining an application of future technology (1800-words). Written report describing and critically analysing an emerging technology in a selected agricultural industry, including an assessment of magnitude and certainty of benefits.

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1

Modelling workshop exercise (900- word equivalent). A written practical report of exercises completed during the modelling workshop, exploring the calibration and use of predictive models for agricultural production systems

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO4