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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agriculture

BSc (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_BAGRI_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:60
programmeReviewDate:April 2021

Programme Outcomes

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

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A comprehensive knowledge of the principles of business and science theory, concepts and methods pertaining to the development, support and maintenance of an agriculture related business meeting appropriate industry standards and regulations.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Familiarity with and ability to critique current theory in the field of agriculture and the ability to integrate theory with practical skills using critical thinking and problem solving.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) The ability to investigate and analyse complex agricultural problems from various domains, design appropriate solutions and implement the solution to agreed standards including for example environmental impact. Use effective oral and written communication skills necessary to construct, evaluate and present solutions.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to act as a team leader, analyse complex problems and apply creativity in designing and implementing solutions, while exercising appropriate judgement in an Agricultural Business environment.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to coordinate and supervise the development of agriculture related business and maintenance of its activities meeting industry norms and standards, while considering a range of management option and analysis tools.
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; plan and manage a project from initiation to handover.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The ability to exploit available resources and undertake appropriate research for self learning, critically approach academic literature and other sources of information 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 agriculture professional 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
AGRI8002 Agribusiness Innovation
AGRI8001 Agribusiness Strategic Finance
INTR8016 Project - Research Phase
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
AGRI8004 Animal Breeding
AGRI8003 Animal Health & Welfare
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
BIOL8008 Science of Food & Healthcare
FOOD8001 Food Processes
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
MRKT7009 Marketing Research Methods
BIOT8009 Research Management

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
INTR8015 Project - Implementation Phase
AGRI8005 Strategic Agribusiness
AGRI8012 Advanced Soil Science
AGRI8006 Agribusiness Supply Chains
Module Code Module Title
AGRI8007 Sustainable Forage Production

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