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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture

BSc (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_BHORT_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 Horticultural science and business theory, concepts and methods pertaining to the development, support and maintenance of an Horticulture related 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 using critical thinking and problem solving.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) The ability to investigate and analyse complex horticultural 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 Horticultural Business environment.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to coordinate and supervise the development of a horticulture 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 horticulture 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
INTR8016 Project - Research Phase
AGRI8002 Agribusiness Innovation
AGRI8001 Agribusiness Strategic Finance
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
BOTA8003 Plantsmanship
AGRI8009 Plant Breeding
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
BIOL7021 Principles of Nutrition
BIOL7016 Natural Products
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
BIOT8009 Research Management
MRKT7009 Marketing Research Methods

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
AGRI8012 Advanced Soil Science
AGRI8005 Strategic Agribusiness
AGRI8006 Agribusiness Supply Chains
INTR8015 Project - Implementation Phase
Module Code Module Title
AGRI8010 Floriculture
BOTA8001 Principles of Ethnobotany
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

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