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 plays a vital role in Ireland’s economy.As the sector continues to evolve, the sustainability of agribusiness will require a dynamic workforce to be at the heart of the sector. This workforce will deploy a broad range of skills to balance the biological forces of nature with the economic forces of the international market place to ensure the sustainable supply of food and fuel 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 course includes multiple site visits to farms and food producers to demonstrate best practice techniques and enhance practical skill development.
- Multiple site visits to farms and organic food producers for best practice demonstration and practical skill development.
- Unique blend of applied business and science based modules.
- Certified young trained farmer after two years, allowing students to qualify for Revenue Stamp Duty Exemption.
- 24-weeks Professional Work Experience in 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 opportunities for further studies in a range of taught or research post graduate degrees.
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 which they can apply in the agricultural industry, from managing a farm to managing customers and clients in the agribusiness.
The modules offered give students an understanding of the science that underpins agricultural systems, the legislative environment in which agriculture operates and skills needed to capitalise on both to run a successful business.
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
- Maths and English or Irish 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
BAgrSc (Hons), PhD