School Of Science

Greenhouse Control SystemsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301359.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students entering this unit 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.

About this Unit
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.

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3772.1Graduate Diploma in Protected CroppingCURRENT
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3777.1Graduate Diploma in Science (Exit only)CURRENT


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