ENGN 201

Precision Agriculture

Course overview

An introduction of the concepts and methods of using information technologies for monitoring and management of crops, pastures and animals on a range of farming enterprises.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

Credits 15
Domestic fees $978.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand the range of agricultural processes and system states that are based on information technologies.
  2. Understand the role and integration of knowledge, data and production in precision agriculture.
  3. Explain the systems approach to applying information and decision-making technologies.
  4. Accurately describe the embedded and discreet technologies of precision agriculture for various farming systems.
  5. Discuss the precision agriculture techniques and applications from the perspectives of performance, environment and economy.
  6. Demonstrate that you understand the basic usage of sensors in crops, pastures, orchards and herds.
  7. Competently select precision agriculture equipment based on required outcomes, and be able to discuss limitations.
  8. Create management zones or treatment groups within predefined limits or to meet intended goals.
  9. Appreciate and be able to explain precision agriculture’s limitations to solving environmental impacts and relevance to agriculture.
  10. Recognise the impacts on workforce, skills and ergonomic effects associated with precision agriculture.