Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness SE503
- 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 Bachelor of Science (Hons) 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 Semester 6 of Year 3.
- Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and 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 SETU 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
Principles of Crop Production
Academic and Personal Skills Development
Farm Health and Safety
Applied Physics and Chemistry
Ruminant Animal Production
Introduction to ITC for Agriculture
Animal and Plant Biology
Farm Mechanisation and Regulations
Farm Financial Accounting
Genetics and Breeding
Applied ICT in Agriculture
Concepts in Soil Science
Agricultural Marketing I
Sustainable Cropping Systems
Agricultural Micro Economics
Concepts in Sustainable Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing II
Farm Buildings and Regulations
Agricultural Macro Economics
Alternative Food Systems
Applied Soil Science
Preparation and Practice for Work Placement
Farm Animal Health and Welfare
Crop Protection Science
Agribusiness Strategic Analysis
Farm Business and Agri Food Law
Environmentally Sustainable Food Systems
Agribusiness Strategic Advantage
Animal product quality
Arable Fodder Crops
For Further Information ContactProgramme Director
Dr Stephen Whelan