SLE703 - Agricultural Biotechnology


2024 unit information

Offering information:

Available from 2025

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 2 hour practical experiences (field trip) per trimester, 8 x 1 hour seminars per trimester.


Agricultural Biotechnology is a subject that encompasses both plant and animal-based biotechnological solutions to agricultural problems. The unit is divided along those lines, and we will first explore plant biotechnology and its many real-world applications. In the second half of the trimester, we will focus on advances in the areas of animal biotechnology, from breeding to gene editing. Students will also be introduced to data intensive aspects of agricultural biotechnology such as genome mapping, global gene expression monitoring, and integrated omics analysis.

Throughout the trimester, we will be taking field trips to agricultural and biotechnology facilities in the Geelong region and meet experts working professionally in the agricultural biotechnology space. This helps to build our students professional networks and employability; and ensures that assessments are authentic and designed to develop students' portfolios.

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