Waterford Institute of Technology


Course Name Agriculture
Course Provider Waterford Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) Kildalton Agricultural College
Course Code WD126
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Waterford Institute of Technology 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 Leaving Cert:
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements Maths Initiatives:

• Bonus points will be awarded for Higher Level Maths. See

• Maths Entry Exam is designed to assist students who have not met the required maths grade for entry into WIT. It will not provide additional points. See
Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP WIT treats the link modules as a single subject and awards points as follows:

Pass: 28
Merit: 46
Distinction: 66

This is automatically computed by the CAO and will count if it is one of your 6 best subjects. It will not, however, substitute an honour where one or more are required.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme was designed primarily to prepare for the transition from school to working life. It is not intended for direct transfer into third level. However, students with the LCAP who have completed a QQI FET/FETAC award can be considered for entry.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET / FETAC Scoring

This scoring scheme only applies where all the requirements for the major award are met, ie. when the named component awards specified have been achieved to a minimum of 120 credits.

See the QQI FET/FETAC qualifications...

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Alternative Entry

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Students who have successfully completed a Level 6 QQI-FET (FETAC) approved course at Kildalton College or equivalent can apply to transfer into Year 2 of the BSc in Agriculture.

Advanced Entry

Students with Level 5 and 6 with...

Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee

Expand+Student Contribution
The Student Contribution Charge for the academic year 2020/2021 is €3,000. The Student Contribution is an annual charge directed by the Higher Education Authority. All third level students are liable to pay this fee unless th...

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Financial Support

All new grant applications for 2021/2022 must be made online to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) through or telephone 0761 087874. If approved, SUSI will pay the Student Contribution on behalf of the student directly to Wa...

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+Course Aims
Agriculture is of major importance to the Irish economy and most farms are family-operated with the farmer being the owner and manager and operator.

The first two years of the course concentrates on equipping the student with the kn...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1
Introduction to Farm Accounts
Plant Biology
Communication Skills for Agriculturists
Computer Applications
Mechanisation & Safety
Introduction to Animal Breeding & Welfare

Chemistry for Land Sciences

Comment Stamp Duty Exemption
This course fulfils the requirements for stamp duty exemption or land transfer for farmers (Green Cert.)
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
• Managers of modern farm enterprises
• Managers in Agri-Food cooperatives
• Managers in Meat processing plants
• Sales positions in Agribusiness

Follow on study
BSc (Hons) in Land Management in Agriculture - WD156
Further Enquiries Course Leader
Dr Tony Woodcock
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2020 327
2019 356
2018 367