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.
A twelve-week work placement is a central feature of both agriculture courses. As a third-year student, you take part in a structured period of work experience in a relevant setting. It’s while on placement that you really see the value of your academic learning in a real-life working environment. Your placement lays the foundations of yourpersonal career path. It’s all about developing skills, gaining knowledge and cultivating the attitude needed to build a rewarding career.
Modules are delivered at the Institute of Technology Tralee and Teagasc’s Clonakilty Agricultural College.