Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sustainable Farm Management and Agribusiness CW078

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW078
  • 20
  • 320
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

Agribusiness is one of Ireland's most important indigenous industries and plays a vital role in Ireland's economy. As the sector continues to evolve, the sustainability of farm business will require a dynamic workforce to be at the heart of the management of the business. This workforce will deploy a broad range of skills that can balance the biological forces of nature with the economic forces of the international market place to ensure the sustainable supply of food and fuel for a growing population.

This honours degree course will equip students with both the practical and academic skills required to own or manage modern day farms of all sizes. Modules include: Farm Buildings and Regulations, Farm Mechanisation and Regulations, Animal and Plant Biology, Agricultural Sustainability, Soil/Plant Interactions, Nutrition, Breeding, Crop Protection, Farm Business Management and IT and Research Skills.

The course includes multiple site visits to farms and organic food producers to demonstrate best practice techniques and enhance practical skill development.

Special Features:

  • Multiple site visits to farms and agribusiness in the South East
  • Unique blend of applied business and science based modules
  • Graduates qualify for Revenue Stamp Duty exemption
  • 24-weeks Professional Work Experience in Year 3

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

There is also the opportunity of further studies in a range of taught or research post graduate degrees.

What exemptions will I receive?

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What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

The course equips students with both practical and academic skills which they can apply in the agricultural industry, from managing a farm to managing customers and clients in the agribusiness.

The modules offered give students an understanding of the science that underpins agricultural systems, the legislative environment in which agriculture operates and skills needed to capitalise on both to run a successful business.

Potential employment areas include:

  • Private or State Farm Advisory services
  • Agribusiness Graduate Programmes
  • Farm Management

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dr Stephen Whelan
BAgrSc (Hons), PhD
e: stephen.whelan@itcarlow.ie