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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 Credits:180
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 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
AGRI6006 Land Finance and Policy
AGRI6001 Land Mechanisation
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
BOTA6001 Botany
AGRI6021 Soil Science
AGRI6016 Introduction to Horticulture

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
AGRI6015 Turf Grass Technology
AGRI6017 Landscape Design Construction
AGRI7005 Organic & Biodynamic Horticult
AGRI6007 Agri Accounting & IT
MATH6052 Maths for the Green Industry
AGRI7004 Plant Propagation

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
AGRI6014 Land Business Management
AGRI6018 Market Gardening
AGRI6010 Marketing Theory & Practice
CHEM6012 Fundamentals of Chemistry
BIOL6011 Greenhouse Technology
Module Code Module Title
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
MRKT6019 The Changing Consumer
ENVI7008 Food and Environmental Science
AGRI6001 Land Mechanisation

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PLAC7020 Industry Placement

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
AGRI7002 Agri Management Accounting
AGRI7001 Agricultural Management
BIOT7008 Plant Biotechnology
AGRI8011 Plant Pathogens and Pests
MRKT7011 Professional Sales Practice
Module Code Module Title
MGMT7077 People Management Strategies
EPRO6001 Protecting Rural Environments
BULD6003 Intro to Construction Graphics
AGRI6001 Land Mechanisation
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
AGRI7003 Agri Financial Management
AGRI8008 Agribusiness Enterprise
LEGS6013 Law for Agribusiness
AGRI6019 Nursery Stock Production
AGRI7007 Sustainable Agriculture
Module Code Module Title
BOTA8001 Principles of Ethnobotany
BIOT6005 Introduction to Quality System
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

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