Awards
Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: DK_SAGRI_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:240
Programme Short Title:B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Detailed knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories associated with the field of Agriculture
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Detailed knowledge of the terminology, nomenclature and/or classification systems appropriate to the subject area
 (b)Detailed knowledge of the theories, paradigms, defining concepts and underlying principles of the subject area
 (c)Detailed knowledge of advanced methods for acquiring, interpreting and analysing subject-specific information with a critical understanding of the appropriate contexts for their use through the study of texts and original papers.
 (d)Detailed knowledge of the identification, definition and resolution of complex problems
 (e)Detailed knowledge of the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks
 (f)Detailed knowledge of current issues of concern to society and an understanding of the philosophical and ethical issues involved
 (g)Detailed knowledge of some aspects of the defining elements of the subject area as a result of in-depth individual study or research
 (h)Detailed knowledge of the current knowledge and development of the subject area (including current limits of theoretical and applied knowledge).
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Ability to solve complex technical problems
 (b)Ability to employ advanced data analysing, synthesising and summarising skills in a scientific work setting
 (c)Ability to source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced literature and other information sources
 (d)Ability to work independently within defined time and resource boundaries
 (e)Ability to effectively and safely operate a range of complex laboratory and other relevant equipment
 (f)Ability to apply advanced numerical and statistical analysis skills
 (g)Ability to maintain detailed records of activities and to communicate scientific information in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences
 (h)Ability to design a relevant programme of investigation
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Ability to think independently and make effective decisions
 (b)Ability to recognise and respect the views of others
 (c)Ability to contribute fully to the day-to-day operations of a scientific industry or other scientific work setting
 (d)Ability to make decisions in relation to a complex or highly regulated environment
 (e)Ability to formulate and test hypotheses
 (f)Appreciation of limits of knowledge in a scientific area and ability to respond appropriately
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Ability to use advanced scientific skills to critically interpret existing knowledge and apply in new situations
 (b)Ability to make and report appropriate decisions and take responsibility for such decisions
 (c)Ability to behave ethically in a range of work settings
 (d)Ability to present and engage in debate relating to general scientific issues
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Ability to plan for effective project implementation and manage the organisation of tasks, people and resources
 (b)Ability to participate constructively in a complex team environment within a scientific field
 (c)Ability to reflect on own practices, accept responsibility for the work of self and others and develop and train staff to meet changing technical needs
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Ability to identify knowledge gaps and source and undertake self-learning to fill the gaps
 (b)Awareness of the need for enhanced technical competencies and continuing professional development
 (c)Ability to evince a commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Capacity for social responsibility and ability to contribute to the development of the role of scientist in society
 (b)Capacity to draw complex information together and present in an understandable format
 (c)Capacity to acknowledge the current issues of concern to society and an understanding of the philosophical and ethical issues involved
 (d)Questioning attitude to the assumptions, both overt and covert, underlying modern science
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AGRI S8Z13 Agricultural Mechanisation and Precision Farming
AGRI S8Z14 Economics and Farm Records
AGRI S8Z15 Physics through PBL and Maths
AGRI S8Z19 Biological and Chemical Sciences
AGRI S8Z08 Animal and Crop Science ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AGRI S8Z16 Farm Management and Accounting
AGRI S8Z18 ICT Applications and Research Skills
AGRI S6005 Farm Facilities and Machinery
AGRI S8Z08 Animal and Crop Science ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AGRI S8Z25 Dairy Production
AGRI S8Z28 Beef and Sheep Production
AGRI S8Z21 Biochemistry and Animal Nutrition
QUAL S6001 Quality Assurance
AGRI S8Z24 Farm Business Planning, Analysis and Legal Issues ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
HLST S6001 Health and Safety
AGRI S8Z22 Grassland and Crop Production ( Part 1 of 2 )
LAW S6001 Regulatory and Legal Issues
MGMT S6004 Farm Business Management 4
AGRI S8Z27 Health and Safety and Farm Placement
AGRI S8Z24 Farm Business Planning, Analysis and Legal Issues ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AGRI S8Z29 Financial Management Systems
AGRI S8Z30 Research Methods and GIS
MRKT S7001 Marketing for the Agri-Business Sector
AGRI S8Z32 Processing & Farm Quality Management ( Part 1 of 2 )
SCIA S7002 Food Processing, Analysis & Production Management
SCIA S8Z01 Soil Science
AGRI S8Z22 Grassland and Crop Production ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MGMT S7001 Business Management Systems
QUAL S7006 Quality Management on the Farm
ENVR S7003 Agriculture in the Environment
PROD S7001 Agricultural Production & Management Systems
ENES S7001 Agricultural Entrepreneurship
PLCE S8007 Internship
AGRI S8Z32 Processing & Farm Quality Management ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AGRI S8004 Value Added Agri-Food Products
AGRI S8014 Agricultural Policy and Professional Practice
AGRI S8008 Herd Health and Biosecurity
AGRI S8015 Agri-Science Project ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AGRI S8028 Sustainable Farm Production Systems
AGRI S8007 Sustainable Rural Development
AGRI S8Z10 Lean: Principles & Methodologies
AGRI S8015 Agri-Science Project ( Part 2 of 2 )
Elective
Module Code Module Title
AGRI S8029 Genetics & Genomics in Agriculture
AGRI S8023 Agri-Food Biotechnology