Agri-Food Production

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Agri-Food Production
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) Ballyhaise Agricultural College
Course Code DK885
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades
AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7
AND Minimum Points Score of 300.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics

A bonus of 25 points will be allocated to students who achieve a grade H6 or above in higher level mathematics in the Irish Leaving Certificate examination. This means that the maximum cumulative Leaving Certif...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Expand+Applications from Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Students

Holders of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as per the leaving certificate...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Applications from Leaving Certificate Applied Programme Students

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP) subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects. Holders of the LCAP may wish to undertake a QQIFET course in order to gain eligibility for entry to third-level courses in DkIT
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI-FET level 5 and 6 awards are now made by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). For further details please visit:

Applicants must have obtained a full QQI-FET Level 5/6 major award with a minimum credit value of 120. A Compone...

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Alternative Entry
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Three great reasons to consider this course

This is a collaborative programme delivered jointly with Teagasc, Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Cavan and leads to a DkIT award at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Very practi...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Indicative Modules

Year 1
Semester 1
Animal and Crop Science (year-long)
Agricultural Mechanisation and Precision Farming
Economics and Farm Records
Physics through PBL and Maths
Biological and Chemical Sciences

Semester 2
Farm Facilitie...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Graduates of this course will have career opportunities in the following areas:

Postgraduate Research positions;

Agricultural Advisor with consultancy or state body;

A commercial farmer or Farm Manager;

Technical Sales Role;


Further Enquiries Course Contact
Siobhan Jordan
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