Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: DK_SFOAB_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:8
Programme Credits:60
Programme Short Title:B.Sc. (Hons) in Food and Agri Business
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Applied Sciences

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 sub-field of Agri-Food Science
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

Module Code Module Title
AGRI S8018 Food Analysis
AGRI S8017 Pollution Control in the Agri-Food Sector
AGRI S8019 Food Processing Technology
AGRI S8020 Agri-Food Product Innovation
AGRI S8021 Agri-Food Production Project ( Part 1 of 2 )

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
AGRI S8003 Agri-Food Business Excellence
AGRI S8022 Food Chain Integrity
AGRI S8023 Agri-Food Biotechnology
BUSS B8Z02 Food Packaging and Preservation
AGRI S8021 Agri-Food Production Project ( Part 2 of 2 )