Agricultural

The aim of the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Mechanisation is to produce a technician with a fundamental knowledge of the essential engineering skills associated with agricultural machinery. This knowledge, combined with extensive work based practical learning, will equip the learner with the skills demanded of a technician by the farm machinery industry.

The graduate will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • The function, operating principles, service procedures and fault diagnosis of tractors and farm machinery, electrical and electronic systems as applied to agricultural machinery;
  • Precision farming systems, workshop techniques including health and safety;
  • The creation and maintenance of digital records;
  • Pre-delivery inspection for agricultural machinery;
  • Effective engagement with customers.

Cost

€3,000 per annum (please note the fee quoted is for Academic Year 2019/2020). This is a full time course and applicants may be eligible for a student grant. Visit www.susi.ie

Entry Requirements—Level 7 NFQ

Applicants wishing to enrol on this course will need to secure work placement from a suitable employer. Applicants must achieve a pass in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent examinations, obtaining a minimum grade O6/H7 in English or Gaeilge, O6/H7 in Mathematics and O6/H7 in three other subjects.

Our world-class facilities include agricultural engineering workshops, machinery halls, computer and electronics laboratories, a mechanical engineering laboratory, a machine and welding shop and a power units garage.

Students will undertake three periods of workplacement over the duration of the course. These placements will be of a minimum duration of twelve weeks each. During each placement the student will be required to undertake a minimum number of practical assignments from a prescribed list. This will be undertaken under the direct supervision of the work placement supervisor.

This course will provide students with the foundation for a career in agri-mechanic roles anywhere in the world including farm machinery manufacturers,maintenance and repair. 

The graduate will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • the function, operating principles, service procedures and fault diagnosis of tractors and farm machinery, electrical and electronic systems as applied to agricultural machinery;
  • Precision farming systems, workshop techniques including health and safety;
  • The creation and maintenance of digital records;
  • Pre-delivery inspection for agricultural machinery, effective engagement with customers.

 

 

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