HORT 7002 Greenhouse Control Systems
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 301359
Coordinator Liz Tucker Opens in new window
Description This unit develops an understanding of the leading controlling systems for protected cropping in low, medium and high-tech greenhouses. The main topics are: the integration of hardware and software in a range of different protected cropping systems, management of the aerial environment (e.g. manageable parameters and greenhouse climate engineering, radiation management, energy sources and distribution systems, ventilation, air conditioning and cooling systems, screens, carbon dioxide-sources and distribution), and management of the hydroponic environment (factors, tools, control of water and nutrient balance, water quality, salinity effects). The unit emphasises computing skills, calculation, and analysis that are applicable to a range of different greenhouse control systems.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students enrolling in this subject should have knowledge of one of the following subject areas: horticultural production systems; environmental sustainability analytics; computing and technological applications; marketing principles and business management.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Quiz||Three online quizzes of 60 minutes each including multiple choice and short answer questions||30||N||Individual|
|Report||One practical report (1,000 words)||15||N||Group|
|Participation||Engagement in 3 day workshop||S/U||Y||Individual|
Subject Contact Liz Tucker Opens in new window