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Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

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

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A knowledge of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to the development, support and maintenance of a horticulture business, meeting appropriate industry standards and regulations.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Familiarity with and ability to critique current theory in the field of horticulture and the ability to integrate theory with practical skills.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) The ability to analyse horticultural problems from various domains, design appropriate solutions and implement the solution to agreed standards.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to act as a team leader, analyse problems and apply creativity in designing and implementing solutions in a horticultural business environment.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to coordinate and supervise the development of a horticulture business and maintenance of its activities meeting industry norms and standards.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) The ability to work ethically and professionally as an individual or within a team with a capacity for leadership exercising responsibility and good judgement.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The ability to exploit available resources for self learning, to learn from experience and to identify his/her need for further skill or educational development.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) The 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

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
AGRI6006 Land Finance and Policy 1
AGRI7004 Plant Propagation
AGRI6001 Land Mechanisation
AGRI6016 Introd to Horticulture
BOTA6001 Botany

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
AGRI6007 Land Finance and Policy 2
MATH6008 IT & Maths
BIOL6011 Greenhouses, Soils & Media
AGRI6015 Turf Grass Technology
AGRI6017 Landscape Planning & Construct
AGRI7005 Organic & Biodynamic Horticult

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
AGRI6010 Marketing Principles and Practice
AGRI6014 Land Business Management
AGRI6019 Nursery Stock Production
BIOL6018 Food and Environmental Science
AGRI6018 Market Gardening
Module Code Module Title
MRKT6006 Consumer Behaviour. Foundation
CHEM6002 Chemical Principles
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PLAC7009 Work Placement

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
AGRI7002 Agri Financial Management 1
AGRI7001 Management Concepts and Practice
LEGS6001 Irish Legal System
BIOT7008 Plant Biotechnology
AGRI8011 Plant Pathogens and Pests
Module Code Module Title
EPRO6001 Protecting Rural Environments
BIOL7016 Natural Products
MGMT7021 Human Resource Management
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
AGRI7003 Agri Financial Management 2
AGRI8008 Agribusiness Enterprise
LEGS6002 Aspects of Civil Law
BIOT6005 Intro. to Quality Systems
AGRI7006 Sustainable Agriculture
Module Code Module Title
MRKT7011 Selling and Sales
BOTA8001 Principles of Ethnobotany
BIOL8003 Evidence based practice
BULD6003 Intro to Construction Graphics
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

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