610-171 Fundamentals of Chemistry
On completion, the student should have an understanding of the nature of matter, solutions and gases, the chemical change related to equilibrium, energy and kinetics, and the nature of redox processes; and structures and functional groups in organic ... Semester 1 12.50
650-141 Biology of Cells and Organisms
Structure and function of multicellular organisms including cell function, systems involved in energy transformations, nutrition, water uptake, excretion, gas exchange, circulation, and immune responses; plant and animal reproduction and development;... Semester 1 12.50
800-121 (UNIB10009) Food for a Healthy Planet
Food is a basic human need. But what should we eat? Not all food is good for us, and a balance between diet and exercise is required for a healthy life. Likewise, not all food production methods are good for the environment. Again, a balance between human needs and the health of our environment is required, especially as the world's population grows and global climate patterns change.
So how should we judge our food, nutritionally and environmentally? What do our foods contain? How much energy, water, labour etc is used in their production, processing, and distribution? How does the food chain operate in developed and developing economies, and what does this mean for the future of food production locally and globally?
This subject will address these and other topical issues through the following content:
• Human dietary needs: energy, protein and vitamins
• Food composition: meeting dietary needs
• Food consumption trends: relationships with demographic and lifestyle changes
• Food production, processing and distribution: knowing where our food comes from
• Inputs to food production: how profitable and how sustainable?
• Global population growth: feeding the 10 billion
• Issues and challenges for sustainable and equitable food production and supply
880-101 (ENVS10001) Natural Environments
An understanding of natural systems is crucial for sustainable management and design. This core subject of the Bachelor of Environments degree introduces students to the main systems that shape the natural world. The subject examines the evolution of the planet Earth, our climate and global weather and the formation and processes of our present landscapes and associated ecosystems.
208-127 Data & Decisions
The collection and evaluation of technical information is essential for farm planning, precision agriculture, post harvest storage, product processing, transport, and marketing of commodities and processed goods. Success depends upon th selection of ... Semester 2 12.50
207-107 (AGRI10043) Land Water and Food Economy 1
650-142 Genetics & The Evolution of Life
Topics studied include the nature of variation, inheritance, genes and chromosomes, human genetics, DNA replication, gene action and expression, population genetics, selection, the genetics of speciation, molecular evolution, evolutionary biology and... Semester 2 12.50
800-191 (UNIB10007) Introduction to Climate Change
This subject is an introduction to the major topics in climate change, including the scientific basis of the greenhouse effect, the history of Earth’s climate, energy options, economics and public policy, the effect of climate change on food, water and health, and the national and international legal frameworks for the management of climate change.
The issues around climate change are evolving rapidly, both politically and within the wider community. This subject is the first of a sequence of three subjects, aimed to provide a broad, cross-disciplinary approach to climate change. In particular, students will explore and debate the issues on a range of topics, with an emphasis on the international and global implications.
Subject Semester Credit Points
200-266 (DASC20012) Comparative Nutrition and Digestion
208-293 (AGRI20026) Plant Growth Processes
208-296 (AGRI20028) Research Methods for Life Science
800-268 (UNIB20012) Water for Sustainable Futures
200-264 (DASC20010) Applied Animal Physiology
202-210 (AGRI20003) Sustainable Food Systems
202-203 (EVSC20002) Soil and Water ResourcesThis subject will
208-259 (AGRI20033) Agricultural and Resource Economics
202-307 (AGRI30005) Industry Project
208-308 (AGRI30016) Irrigation and Water Management
208-358 (AGRI30032) Plant Health and Improvement
202-314 (AGRI30011) Innovation Change & Knowledge Transfer
208-352 (AGRI30031) Crop Production and Management Field crop