SOSC 106

Soil Science I

Course overview

You’ll grasp the principles of soil science and be able to outline the soil properties and processes important for sustainable land use and environmental protection.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $1,001.00

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. Describe the crucial importance of soils for civilisation, sustainable production and environmental protection.
  2. Outline the basic factors that determine soil formation, the basic properties of, and processes occurring in soils.
  3. Describe basic soil physical properties and processes and how they influence land use and plant growth.
  4. Understand the basic soil biology, chemistry and cycling of nutrients in the soil and relate them to soil fertility, plant requirements and environmental impacts.

Course examiners

Hong Di

Hong Di


Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences