Bachelor of Science Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness CW027

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW027
  • 20
  • 285
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

This degree course will equip students with both the practical and academic skills required to own or manage modern day farms of all sizes.

Agribusiness is one of Ireland's most important indigenous industries and plays a vital role in Ireland's economy. This sector has evolved hugely in recent years and farm owners and managers need a diverse range of both old and new skills to survive and thrive in this dynamic sector. Skill sets required include: management, entrepreneurship, agricultural sustainability, soil science, business law, regulations, marketing and many more.

Modules include: Farm buildings and Regulations, Farm Mechanisation and Regulations, Animal and Plant Biology, Agricultural Sustainability, Soil/Plant Interactions, Nutrition, Breeding, Crop Protection, Farm Business Management and IT and Research Skills.

Special Features:

  • 24 week work placement in relevant farm or agricultural business.
  • Multiple site visits to farms and organic food producers for best practice demonstration and practical skill development.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (NFQ Level 8) in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (CW078).

What exemptions will I receive?

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What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

This course will enhance graduates’ practical skill sets in all aspects of farm management and agribusiness. Graduates will acquire the management and entrepreneurial skills required to pursue careers in farm management, agribusiness or government and state agencies in the agricultural sector.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5 O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Stephen Whelan
BAgrSc (Hons), PhD
E: stephen.whelan@itcarlow.ie