Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences

Awards
BSc (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_SAGBI_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
 
Programme Credits:240
programmeReviewDate:September 2022
Department:BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES - CORK
Field of Study:Biochemistry & Cell Biology
 

Programme Outcomes

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

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A comprehensive knowledge of the theory, concepts and methods related to biosciences with particular relevance to the agri-food sector
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) The ability to link the theoretical knowledge of subject areas to the practical skills required to test, interpret and critically analyse data.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) A range of specialised skills relevant to animal science and the agri-food industries including analytical, IT and communication skills.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to manage and evaluate complex problems related to agri-food industries and exercise appropriate judgement in such situations.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The ability to use advanced research, analytical and problem-solving skills in a professional and accountable manner in a wide range of contexts within the areas of agri-food and biotechnology.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) The ability to work ethically and professionally as an individual or as a member of a multidisciplinary team, with the capacity for leadership and innovation.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The ability to evaluate, articulate and defend learning needs at the professional and personal level.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) The ability to evaluate, articulate and defend the need for high ethical standards in professional practice.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
MATH6056 Maths for Biological Sciences
CHEM6011 Biological Chemistry 1
BIOL6007 Biomolecules and Cells
PHOL6007 Animal & Plant Physiology
BIOL6003 Laboratory Operations

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BIOM6001 Microbes, Enzymes & Energy
AGRI6025 Agri-Food Production
CHEM6009 Biological Chemistry 2
STAT6013 Biostatistics and Probability
PHYS6044 Heat and Light
Elective
Module Code Module Title
BIOT6001 Introduction to Biotechnology
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BIOM6006 Microbial Diversity
BIOL6024 Structural Biochemistry
BIOT6002 Immunoanalysis
AGRI6021 Soil Science
BIOT6008 Environmental Biotechnology
Elective
Module Code Module Title
BIOT6012 Mammalian Biotechnology
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BIOT6005 Introduction to Quality System
BIOT6013 Agri-Biotechnology
BIOM6007 Bacteriology
BIOL6017 Metabolic Biochemistry
BIOT7002 Bioanalytical Techniques
Elective
Module Code Module Title
BIOT6011 Computational Biology
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BIOT7015 Crop Biotechnology
GENE7002 Molecular Biology
BIOL7030 Animal Nutrition
FOOD7007 Agri-Food Quality Systems
FOOD7006 Food Analytics
Elective
Module Code Module Title
BIOM7009 Microbial Ecosystems
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PLAC7019 Agri-Biosciences Placement
 

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AGRI8013 Crop Pathology
FOOD8005 Food Regulation and Compliance
BIOL8027 Immunology and Infection
BIOT8011 Biosciences Literature Review
AGRI8016 Animal Welfare Strategies
Elective
Module Code Module Title
BIOT8017 Genomics & Bioinformatics
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BIOL8028 Animal Reproduction
BIOT8018 Biosciences Project
BIOM8012 Microbial Interactions
BIOL8029 Veterinary Diagnostics
GENE8003 Quantitative Genetics