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Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

NFQ Level:7
No. of Semesters:6
Official Code:CR_BHORT_7
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
Embedded Award:No

Programme Outcomes

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

PO1Knowledge - BreadthA knowledge of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to the development, support and maintenance of a horticulture business, meeting appropriate industry standards and regulations.
PO2Knowledge - KindFamiliarity with and ability to critique current theory in the field of horticulture and the ability to integrate theory with practical skills.
PO3Skill - RangeThe ability to analyse horticultural problems from various domains, design appropriate solutions and implement the solution to agreed standards.
PO4Skill - SelectivityThe ability to act as a team leader, analyse problems and apply creativity in designing and implementing solutions in a horticultural business environment.
PO5Competence - ContextThe ability to coordinate and supervise the development of a horticulture business and maintenance of its activities meeting industry norms and standards.
PO6Competence - RoleThe ability to work ethically and professionally as an individual or within a team with a capacity for leadership exercising responsibility and good judgement.
PO7Competence - Learning to LearnThe ability to exploit available resources for self learning, to learn from experience and to identify his/her need for further skill or educational development.
PO8Competence - InsightThe ability to articulate the wider social, political and business contexts within which the horticulturalist operates and the need for high ethical and professional standards in one’s work and in particular towards people and the environment.

Semester Schedules

Semester 1

Module CodeModule Title
AGRI6006Land Finance and Policy 1
AGRI7004Plant Propagation
AGRI6001Land Mechanisation
AGRI6016Introd to Horticulture

Semester 2

Module CodeModule Title
AGRI6007Land Finance and Policy 2
MATH6008IT & Maths
BIOL6011Greenhouses, Soils & Media
AGRI6015Turf Grass Technology
AGRI6017Landscape Planning & Construct
AGRI7005Organic & Biodynamic Horticult

Semester 3

Module CodeModule Title
AGRI6010Marketing Principles and Practice
AGRI6014Land Business Management
AGRI6019Nursery Stock Production
BIOL6018Food and Environmental Science
AGRI6018Market Gardening
Module CodeModule Title
MRKT6006Consumer Behaviour. Foundation
CHEM6002Chemical Principles
FREE6001Free Choice Module

Semester 4

Module CodeModule Title
PLAC7009Work Placement

Semester 5

Module CodeModule Title
AGRI7002Agri Financial Management 1
AGRI7001Management Concepts and Practice
LEGS6001Irish Legal System
BIOT7008Plant Biotechnology
AGRI8011Plant Pathogens and Pests
Module CodeModule Title
EPRO6001Protecting Rural Environments
BIOL7016Natural Products
MGMT7021Human Resource Management
FREE6001Free Choice Module

Semester 6

Module CodeModule Title
AGRI7003Agri Financial Management 2
AGRI8008Agribusiness Enterprise
LEGS6002Aspects of Civil Law
BIOT6005Intro. to Quality Systems
AGRI7006Sustainable Agriculture
Module CodeModule Title
MRKT7011Selling and Sales
BOTA8001Principles of Ethnobotany
BIOL8003Evidence based practice
BULD6003Intro to Construction Graphics
FREE6001Free Choice Module

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