Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Agriculture Food Sciences Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

External

Incompatible

LAND2002 or LAND2003

Assessment methods

Concept tests, project work, problem solving, collaborative problem solving, self assessment

Course coordinator

Dr Peter Kopittke

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 External External Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the role that soil plays in the environment. This independent study course is intended to introduce graduate students to key soil science concepts in preparation for independent researches and/or further studies. This course addresses: properties of soils and other mineral-based media (mine spoil, waste rock, tailings); the impacts of soil physical and chemical properties on plant growth and vegetative community development and sustainability; soil sampling strategies; trace and toxic elements, organic pollutants and soil amendments, and nutrient management for the development of a favourable plant root zone.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Remote Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Remote Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Remote Course Profile