2020/2021

BAgrSc (Hons) - Bachelor of Agricultural Science


NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

This is a four year honours degree programme delivered by the School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Science in partnership with Teagasc, Moorepark. This programme includes a 28-week period of work placement Third Year.

To be admitted to the First University Examination in Agricultural Science a student must have satisfactorily attended modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

AG1001 Agriculture I (Introduction to Agriculture) (10 credits)
BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease (5 credits)
BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution (5 credits)
BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals (5 credits)
CM1202 Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry for Agricultural Sciences (10 credits)
FE1019 Introduction to Food and Agricultural Economics (5 credits)
FE1030 Introduction to International Food Policy (5 credits)
FS2005 Principles of Food Science & Technology (5 credits)
MA1001 Calculus for Science Part I (5 credits)
PY1109 Physics for Agriculture & Environmental Science (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the First University Examination inAgricultural Science within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

To be admitted to the Second University Examination in Agricultural Science a student must have satisfactorily attended modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

AG2001 Agriculture II (Sustainable Food Production) (5 credits)
BC2001 Biomolecules (5 credits)
BC2002 Principles of Metabolic Pathways (5 credits)
BL2001 Plant and Animal Genetics (5 credits)
EV1002 The Environment (5 credits)
FE2011 Introduction to Agri-Business Management (5 credits)
MB1901 Introduction to Food and Industrial Microbiology (5 credits)
NT2023 Animal Nutrition (5 credits)
PL1012 Fundamentals of Physiology (5 credits)
PS2002 Ecological Plant Physiology (5 credits)
PS2003 Plant Identification (5 credits)
ST2001 Introduction to Biostatistics (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second University Examination in Agricultural Science within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

To be admitted to the Third University Examination in Agricultural Science a student must have satisfactorily attended modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

AG3001 Internship (Work Placement) (20 credits)
AG3002 Soil Science and Soil/Land Management (5 credits)
AG3003 Growth & Lactation Physiology (5 credits)
AG3004 Grass and Forage Production (including Breeding) (5 credits)
GN3003 Population and Evolution Genetics (5 credits)
FE3023 Agri-Production Economics (5 credits)
FS3010 Food Science & Technology of Food Systems A (5 credits)
FS3201 Milk Production and Quality for Processing (5 credits)
ST3910 Design of Experiments for Agriculture and Animal Scientists (5 credits)

Internship (Work Placement)
Students will undertake a 28-week period of Work Placement (AG3001), commencing in February of the Third Year. This 20-credit placement will also encompass preparation, Health & Safety training and spray certification.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Agricultural Science within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

To be admitted to the Fourth University Examination in Agricultural Science a student must have satisfactorily attended modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

AG4001 Final Year Research Project (10 credits)
AG4002 Bovine Breeding (including Genomics) (5 credits)
AG4003 Animal Nutrition II (including feed conservation) (5 credits)
AG4004 Grassland Management (5 credits)
AG4005 Farm infrastructure Design and Farm Mechanisation (5 credits)
AG4006 Production Systems, Analysis and Management (5 credits)
AG4007 Bovine Health, Behaviour and Welfare (5 credits)
AG4008 Business Structures, Career Progression and HR Management on Farms (5 credits)
AG4009 Bovine Reproduction and Fertility Management (5 credits)
AG4010 Communication, Innovation and Innovation Support on Farms (5 credits)
FE4002 Global Food Policy (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Fourth University Examination in Agricultural Science within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BAgrScc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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