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Higher Certificate in Science in Agriculture

Higher Certificate in Sc
Programme Code: CR_BAGRI_6
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:120
programmeReviewDate:September 2021

Programme Outcomes

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

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A knowledge of the key fundamental theory and concepts pertaining to the development and maintenance of an agriculture related business.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Familiarity with current theory in the field of agriculture and the ability to integrate theory with practical skills while drawing basic conclusions based on specific subject content.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) The ability to analyse agricultural problems at a technical level, design appropriate solutions and present same to peers using appropriate IT supports.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to participate in a team in a structured work environment, contribute to problem solving and implement solutions in an Agricultural Business Environment.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to behave responsibly in a team working in an agriculture related business, maintain appropriate records and apply appropriate industry norms and standards.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) The ability to contribute and participate in an ethical and professional manner in an agriculture related enterprise as an individual or within a team under instruction having due regard to one's area of specialism and demonstrate capacity for self direction as required.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The ability to learn from experience, exploit available resources for self learning and recognise the need to identify further skill or educational development.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) The ability to recognise 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
AGRI6021 Soil Science
AGRI6006 Land Finance and Policy
AGRI6002 Animal Management
BIOL6005 Intro to Biological Sciences
AGRI6001 Land Mechanisation

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
AGRI6023 Agricultural Production
AGRI6008 Food Science,Nutrition&Health
AGRI6022 Crop Production
AGRI6009 Agricultural Mechanisation
MATH6052 Maths for the Green Industry
AGRI6007 Agri Accounting & IT

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
AGRI6014 Land Business Management
AGRI6011 Animal Physiology&Nutrition
AGRI6024 Animal Production
CHEM6012 Fundamentals of Chemistry
AGRI6010 Marketing Theory & Practice
Module Code Module Title
AGRI6018 Market Gardening
AGRI6013 Fabrication
ENVI7008 Food and Environmental Science
MRKT6019 The Changing Consumer
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PLAC7020 Industry Placement

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