|School of Business, Computing and Humanities|
|School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics|
|School of Health and Social Science|
|Full Time Study|
|Higher Diploma and Postgraduate Studies|
|Course Code: TL748|
NFQ Level: 7
Agricultural Science is the application of science and other disciplines (e.g. business) to the production of quality food. Agriculture is identified as an industry of major growth and development in Ireland and internationally, and continues to be of major significance in the country's economic recovery.
Farmers and those interested in pursuing a career in agriculture increasingly require a knowledge of science which can be applied to the management of the farm environment, ensuring that environmental protection, food safety, animal welfare and handling and operation of machinery are considered in the context of animal and crop production.
The BSc in Agricultural Science programme will provide students with a strong scientific foundation. Students will take courses in a variety of scientific areas, such as animal, crop, environmental and food sciences. Students will also learn about the relationship between agriculture and consumers within the relevant economics and business modules.
The programme will incorporate an agricultural placement in the third year of the programme which will help build students skills, apply the knowledge learnt and could possibly lead to employment with one of the host organisations following graduation. Modules will be delivered at the Institute of Technology, Tralee and Teagasc’s Clonakilty Agricultural College. It is expected that the course will fulfill the requirements for the Teagasc Green Cert.
This course will provide students with the foundation for a career in agri-business roles anywhere in the world including dairy farm management, food processing, food and farm business, state bodies, education and research, professional and owner management of farms, consultancy and marketing and communications.
It is expected that students who have successfully completed the BSc degree in Agricultural Science fromthe IT, Traleewill be offered the opportunity to apply for direct entry into a choice of BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science programmes to continue their studies to Level 8.
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