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Advanced Diploma in Soil Science and Technology

Learn about chemical processes in the soil and advanced technologies for soil applications from this free online course.

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This Diploma in Soil Science and Technology is a free online course that offers a comprehensive guide to understanding, applying, and managing soil processes along with the advanced technologies for soil management. Learn about soil formation processes, chemical processes in the soil, remediating soil pollutants, and soil technologies such as GPS and DSM. Begin the course today and improve your knowledge of soil processes and management today!
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    20-30 Hours
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Diploma in Soil Science and Technology is a free online course that teaches you vital aspects of the soil composition, chemical processes, soil contaminants or pollutants, and advanced technologies for soil applications. This course will give you an in-depth understanding of soil processes and management for improved soil fertility and suitability. First, you will be introduced to soil formation processes, pathways of weathering, and soil classification and taxonomy.

Next, you will study important soil concepts such as soil structure, porosity, consistency, soil water, and soil temperature. You will also learn about chemical processes that occur in the soil from silicate clay, charges in soils, and Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC). Then, you will take a look at soil chemistry, problematic soils such as submerged soils, and essential plant nutrients. You will also discuss the process of biological nitrogen fixation, soil testing requirements, and land degradation issues. Finally, you will study the remediation of soil pollutants, remote sensing in soil survey, and other advanced technologies for soil applications such as GIS, GPS, DSM, and PXRF.

By taking this free online course from Alison, you will gain useful knowledge of soil science and technological advancements as you explore the numerous soil processes and potential soil applications. This comprehensive course will be of interest to students, researchers, soil scientists, and anyone with an interest in improving soil conditions and soil management. Enroll for this course today and give your knowledge of soil processes and mangement a boost!

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Soil Formation Processes

Soil Classification and Taxonomy

Soil Properties

Soil Consistency and Soil Water

Soil Water and Temperature

Soil Chemical Processes

Diploma in Soil Science and Technology - First Assessment

Soil Chemistry and Problematic Soils

Plant Nutrients and Soil Testing

Soil Organisms and Soil Erosion

Tillage and Soil Pollutants

Soil Survey and Advanced Technologies

PXRF and Digital Soil Mapping

Diploma in Soil Science and Technology - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Examine the soil formation processes
  • Discuss the historical and modern development of soil classification systems
  • Identify the models of water distribution
  • Indicate various processes affected by soil temperature
  • Describe the sources of charges in the soil
  • Indicate the advanced methods of soil testing
  • Evaluate various erosion control methods
  • Categorize the conservation tillage systems
  • Analyze the methods of remediating pollutants in the soil
  • Analyze the potential soil applications of PXRF
  • Indicate various pedotransfer functions


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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