Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Agricultural Systems Engineering SE732
- New Course
- 4 Years
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
What is the Course about?
The agri-food sector is one of Ireland's most important indigenous manufacturing sectors, accounting for employment of around 150,000 people. It includes approximately 600 food and drinks firms throughout the country that export 85% of our food and seafood to more than 160 countries worldwide.
This programme focuses on agricultural science, agri-business, agricultural engineering and agricultural systems. Students will develop knowledge in areas such as sensing technology, electro-pneumatics, electro-hydraulics, automation, Agribusiness, management, marketing and product pricing.
It is also envisaged that graduates of this programme will have Young Trained Farmer status.
- Dual campus delivery between Wexford and Carlow Campuses – Hybrid blend of B. Eng. Across Agriculture and Engineering Disciplines
- Practical emphasis through specialised laboratory and Workshop interaction focusing on Robotics, automation, and software application to Agriculture Engineering Systems.
What follow-on study opportunities are available?
Graduates from the Level 8 programme can progress onto various technical masters programmes including:
- Level 9 Masters of Science in Engineering Research and Innovation
- Level 9 Masters of Engineering in Applied Materials
Graduates from the Level 8 programme with the suitable award will also be encouraged to undertake a research masters or PhD programme with engCORE or equivalent research centres.
The bespoke nature of the programme will allow the graduate access a number of areas having developed their knowledge of engineering, science and business relating to the agricultural sector:
- Further study in Agricultural Science / Sustainable Agriculture
- Sustainable Agricultural Systems
- Sensing Technology & Mechanisation of Agriculture
- Agricultural Design / Engineering
- Agribusiness Management
- Material Development in the Agricultural Sector
What exemptions will I receive?-
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
The main employment areas are as follows:
- Design of Agricultural Machinery and Equipment
- Control System Design
- Agri systems testing and maintenance
- Advising the agrifood industry
- Design of agricultural/food processing infrastructural works
What are the minimum entry requirements?
For applicants under the age of 23 and entering Year 1 of the programme
- A pass in the Leaving Certificate; 5 grades at O6/H7 including English or Irish and Mathematics or international equivalent
- A pass in a Level 5 qualification, such as a FET award, in a relevant discipline*.
Mature students (over 23 years of age) that meet the above requirement can apply via direct access.
International learners must have an English Language score of 6.0 ILETS or a Duolingo score of 100.
Engineering Mathematics 1
Principles of Crop Production
Applied Physics for Agriculture 1
Mechatronics for Agriculture
Engineering Mathematics 2
Ruminant Animal Production
Agricultural Design and Mechanisation
Engineering Mathematics 3
Agricultural Marketing I
Manufacturing and CAD
Applied Physics for Agriculture 2
Concepts in Soil Science
Engineering Mathematics 4
Sustainable Cropping Systems
Agricultural Micro Economics
Materials Science in Engineering
Automation and PLC's for Agricultural Systems
Engineering Mathematics 5
Agricultural Marketing II
Agricultural Design, Simulation and Analysis
Applied Soil Science
Introduction to Systems and Control
Development Project (Engineering)
Research Project (Engineering) (part 1)
Crop Protection Science
Farm Animal Health and Welfare
Agribusiness Strategic Analysis
For Further Information ContactCourse Director
Dr Anthony Nolan
PhD., B.Eng. Mech. Eng.
Dr John Carroll