• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Science, Environmental Science

This course will introduce students to advanced concepts associated with the integrative nature of agricultural systems. This course is intended to provide students in Agricultural Innovation, who already have been introduced to key concepts in ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems with understanding of advanced concepts and tools and the soft-skills to enable employment by government agencies/NGOs/consultants or to take further research in this area. It will focus on the interface between domain knowledge relevant to the modern agricultural system.  

This course is co-taught with the undergraduate version but is assessed separately.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Reflect on the interconnectivity of domain knowledge critical to the modern agricultural system.
  2. Understand innovation and change within the agrifood and environmental systems.
  3. Critically review and develop strategies for managing innovation and change within agricultural systems.
  4. Engage, inform and influence stakeholders in the agri system.
  5. Apply specialised knowledge and skills in the area of agricultural innovation.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Mid-term examination (30) [LO 1,2]
  2. Summaries of papers assigned for workshops 4 x 2.5% each (10) [LO 1,2]
  3. Group presentations of outcomes from research projects (10) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  4. Written report on research project, including management relevance (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Critical literature review on relevant topic (20) [LO 1,2,3]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 30 hours of contact over 6 weeks: 12 hours of lectures, 18 hours of workshops or field trips; b) 36 hours of mentored group based activity; and c) 64 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Prescribed Texts


Preliminary Reading

Students will be assigned published papers or reviews as background to core topics and expected to discuss these in the workshops.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6929 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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