Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness CW078
- NFQ Level 8
- 4 Years
- Further Studies
- Career Prospects
- Entry Requirements
What is the Course about?
Agribusiness is one of Ireland’s most important indigenous industries and continues to evolve to be more sustainable in the production of clean, safe food for a growing population. This honours degree course will equip students with both the practical and academic skills that are essential for agribusinesses to succeed. The modules studied will deliver a broad range of skills in the business, science and technical aspects of modern day agriculture, with an emphasis on the sustainability of the agricultural industry.
The BSc in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness is run over four years, during which time students will learn in the classroom, the laboratory and in the field. Modules for ‘Young Trained Farmer’ status are delivered in the first two years while Professional Work Placement takes place in Year 3.
Is this course for you?
If you are interested in the science that drives food production from ‘farm to fork’, then the BSc in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness will help you cultivate these interests so that you can reap the rewards of the agri-food industry.
- Young Trained Farmer Status with exit award after Year 2.
- Unique blend of classroom, laboratory and field-based learning.
- Professional Work Placement during Term 2 of Year 3.
- Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.
- Exit award – Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (NFQ Level 7).
What follow-on study opportunities are available?
There are also opportunities for further studies in a range of master’s and PhD positions in agricultural research being undertaken at IT Carlow in conjunction with our research partners.
What exemptions will I receive?-
What will I be able to do when I finish the course?
The course equips students with both practical and academic skills that can be applied in the agricultural industry, from managing a farm to managing customers and clients in the agribusiness.
Potential employment areas include:
- Private or State Farm Advisory services
- Agribusiness Graduate Programmes
- Farm Management.
What are the minimum entry requirements?
- 2H5 and 4O6/H7
- English or Irish O6/O7
- Mathematics O6/O7
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
Environmentally Sustainable Farm Management
Advanced Crop Production
Integrated Farm Management
For Further Information ContactProgramme Director
Dr Stephen Whelan
BAgrSc (Hons), PhD