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Code
WD126
Cao points
327 - 601
Level
7
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
3 years
Credits
180 ECTS
Placements
Available
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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What is the BSc in Agriculture course?

Agriculture is of major importance to the Irish economy and most farms are family-operated with the farmer being the owner and manager and operator. The first two years of the course concentrates on equipping the student with the knowledge and skills needed to manage a modern commercial farm. The third year aims to expand the student’s business, managerial, scientific and IT skills.

Stamp Duty Exemption 

This course fulfils the requirements for stamp duty exemption or land transfer for young farmers (Green Cert.)

Kildalton Collegekildalton

Students take agriculture-based modules at Kildalton Agricultural College and scientific related modules are taken at WIT. A free bus service operates between WIT and Kildalton. 

 BSc in Agriculture course farm placement

In the second year of the course students spend 12 weeks on farms specially chosen by Teagasc in order to get practical experience on high quality commercial farms. A number of students choose to travel overseas for farm experience e.g. New Zealand.

Advanced Entry

Students who have successfully completed a QQI FET/ FETAC approved Level 6 with a merit at Kildalton College or equivalent can apply to transfer into Year 2 of the BSc in Agriculture. Students can apply through www.wit.ie/advancedentry or contact the course leader.
 

Video: Your Agricultural questions answered

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Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Introduction to Farm AccountsChemistry for Land Sciences
Plant BiologyAgriculture in the Economy
Communication SkillsAnimal Biology
Computer ApplicationsAnimal Production
Mechanisation & SafetyAgricultural Mechanisation
Animal Breeding & WelfareTillage Crop Production
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Environmental SciencePlacement
Crop Technology
Dairy Production
Cattle Production
Agricultural Soils Management
Choose one of the following electives:
*Sheep Production
*Mechanisation
* = elective module
Year 3
Semester 5Semester 6
Agriculture & EnvironmentQuality Food Production
Food Analysis & Animal Feed BiotechnologyFood Safety Management Systems
ICT & Business WritingAgricultural Entrepreneurship
Marketing for Small BusinessFinancial Management Systems
Business ManagementProject Research & Design
Choose one of the following electives:Farm Business
*Fabrication
*Farm Buildings
* = elective module

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for BSc in Agriculture:

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for BSc in Agriculture:


Students who have successfully completed a QQI FET/ FETAC approved Level 6 with a merit at Kildalton College or equivalent can apply to transfer into Year 2 of the BSc in Agriculture. Students can apply through www.wit.ie/advancedentry or contact the course leader.

Career Opportunities for BSc in Agriculture graduates:

Graduates from BSc in Agriculture may find employment in fields such as:

  • Managers of modern farm enterprises

  • Managers in Agri-Food cooperatives

  • Managers in Meat processing plants

  • Sales positions in Agribusiness

Follow on study for BSc in Agriculture graduates:

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Dr. Tony Woodcock
Agriculture Lecturer
Tel: 51302623 [email protected]

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Department Courses

Certificate in Food Safety and Analytical Microbiology

Certificate in Food Safety and Analytical Microbiology

L7 Plant Protection [ Module ] (5 Credits)

L7 Plant Protection [ Module ] (5 Credits)

Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science

Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science

L7 Certificate in Garden Management and Plant Selection (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Garden Management and Plant Selection (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Nursery Stock Production, Botanic Gardens Dublin (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Nursery Stock Production, Botanic Gardens Dublin (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Sportsturf Science, Kildalton College (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Sportsturf Science, Kildalton College (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Sustainable Food Production, Kildalton College or Botanic Gardens Dublin(10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Sustainable Food Production, Kildalton College or Botanic Gardens Dublin(10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Landscape Design (10 Credits)

L7 Certificate in Landscape Design (10 Credits)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Common Entry)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Common Entry)

Certificate in Advanced Analytical Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Analytical Techniques

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology

Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Cell Culture

Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analysis and Cell Culture

L6 Certificate in Introduction to Dairy Science (10 Credits)

L6 Certificate in Introduction to Dairy Science (10 Credits)

Certificate In International Regulatory Affairs

Certificate In International Regulatory Affairs

Certificate in Statistics and Data Analysis

Certificate in Statistics and Data Analysis

Certificate in Strategic Quality Management

Certificate in Strategic Quality Management

Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Chromatographic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Chromatographic Techniques

Certificate in Advanced Materials Characterisation

Certificate in Advanced Materials Characterisation

L6 Higher Cert in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology (120 Credits)

L6 Higher Cert in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology (120 Credits)

L7 BSc in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (60 Credits)

L7 BSc in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (60 Credits)

Postgrad Diploma / MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management

Postgrad Diploma / MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management

BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science

BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry

BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Forestry

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