Horticulture - Waterford Campus - Kildalton

SETU - Waterford Campus


Course Name Horticulture - Waterford Campus - Kildalton
Course Provider SETU - Waterford Campus
Alternative Provider(s) Kildalton Agricultural College, SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code SE506
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Waterford City
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Cert Vocational

Waterford Institute of Technology treats the link modules as a single subject and awards points as follows:

Distinction - 66, Merit - 46, Pass - 28

This is automatically computed by the CAO and will count if it is one of your six best subjects. It will not, however, substitute for an honour where one or more are required.
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Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

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Course Content About the course
The SETU Waterford BSc in Horticulture course is a full-time, three year course designed to train professional horticulturists.

Our students study STEM-rich horticulture modules, undertake work placement, gain business acumen, and graduate from the course having specialised in two major streams of horticulture study.
Subjects Taught Year 1 Modules

Semester 1
Communication Skills & Computer
Horticulture Skills 1
Plant Biology
Plant Knowledge 1
Plant Protection
Soil & Growing Media

Semester 2
Chemistry for Land Scientists
Horticulture Building Construction
Horticulture Mechanisation &
Horticulture Skills 2
Plant Knowledge 2
Plant Propagation
Careers or Further Progression Progression
BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Horticulture

Career opportunities
Craft Gardener in public parks, private or heritage gardens, Greenkeeper, Nursery Stock Producer, self-employed Landscaper/Landscape Designer, Garden Maintenance Contractor, Fruit/Vegetable Producer, Florist, Horticulture Teachers and Lecturers, Hort Therapists, Mushroom Grower, Tree Surgeon/Arboriculturist, Garden Centre Owner/Manager, Tree/Bedding Plant Producer, Research Scientist.
Further Enquiries Dr Cara Daly PhD
E: cara.daly@setu.ie
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Points History
Year Points
2022 226
2021 226
2020 260