Bachelor of Science Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness CW027
- NFQ level 7
- 3 Years
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
What is the Course about?
This degree course will equip students with both the pratical 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 are: management, entrepreneurship, agricultural sustainability, soil science, business, law, regularions, marketing and many more.
- 24-week work placement in relevant farm or agricultural business.
- Certified young trained farmer after two years, allowing students to qualify for Revenue Stamp Duty Exemption.
- 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 Bachelor of Science (honours) (NFQ level 8) in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (CW078).
What exemptions will I receive?-
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
This course will enhance graduates skill sets in all aspects of farm managemenr and agribusiness. Graduates will aquire 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?
- English or Irish O6/H7
Farm Business Management
ICT and Agriculture 1
Academic and Personal Skills Development
Animal and Plant Biology
Physical and Chemical Science in Agriculture
Introduction to Crop Production
Introduction to animal production
Agricultural Economics 1
Agricultural Marketing 1
ICT and Agriculture 2
Soil science 1
Crop production and weed science
Genetics and Breeding
Farm Financial Accounting
Farm Mechanisation and Regulations
Agricultural Sustainability 1
Agricultural Economics 2
Professional Work Placement
Farm Buildings and Regulations
Farm Business Law
Agricultural Marketing 2
Agricultural Sustainability 2
Animal product quality
Soil Science 2
For Further Information ContactDr. Stephen Whelan
MAgrSc (Hons), PhD