AGR610 Sustainable Agriculture Dissertation (16)


This subject gives the student the opportunity to investigate in depth an area of personal interest in relation to sustainable agriculture. This is the capstone subject in the sustainable agriculture program for students and is designed to develop skills in building a research question, formulating strategies to answer that question, and gathering evidence to develop a well reasoned treatise that addresses the research question.
The Sustainable Agriculture Dissertation principally involves an evaluation of information from a wide range of sources enabling students to formulate a view or perspective on a chosen topic relating to sustainable agriculture. Field studies may be included but are not expected and would be a minor component.

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Session 1
InternalOrange Campus
DistanceOrange Campus
Session 2
InternalOrange Campus
DistanceOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AGR610
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to develop a focussed research question and a framework or methodology of enquiry;
- be able to demonstrate how to access data or information on a specified topic from a wide range of sources including databases of primary sources of information;
- be able to critically appraise and evaluate collected data;
- be able to prepare a written report, dissertation, that develops a well reasoned proposition for which evidence has been gathered and discussed in a logical manner.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Identification of research question - Preparation of study proposal - Collection of data - Analysis of data - Preparation of dissertation


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.