Gerard Mullen tells us how studying the BSc in Horticulture at WIT helped him to establish a successful career that he now loves
"Through studying BSc in Horticulture at WIT I gained the key skills necessary to enter the job market and successfully compete in the Irish Horticulture sector.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at WIT and it gave me good grounding in practical horticultural skills, reinforced with a solid theoretical knowledge.
When I completed my degree, I established a successful landscape design business and with the continued support of WIT achieved great success at international level winning several garden design awards.
Through my design business I progressed to lecturing in Landscape Design and am currently Co-Ordinator for a FETAC horticulture training course.
WIT provided me with a solid qualification which has helped me to establish a successful career I really enjoy."
Gerard was the Gold Medal Winner in the 'Large Garden' category in 'Bloom In The Park 2013'
Study the Bachelor of Science Horticulture
The BSc Horticulture is a a 3 year, level-7 degree offered at WIT which is designed to train professional horticulturists.
The course is run in conjunction with Teagasc. Students can choose to study in Waterford at WIT and Teagasc, Kildalton College OR they can study in Dublin at the Teagasc College in the National Botanic Gardens.
In year 2, one semester is spent on placement either in Ireland or abroad.
Student who enrol in this course can expect to study modules such as; Plant Identification & Specification, Plant Biology and Communication Skills.