Science - Agricultural Science

Institute of Technology Tralee

 

Course Name Science - Agricultural Science
Course Provider Institute of Technology Tralee
Course Code TL748
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Tralee Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Tralee
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+General Admission Requirements

Degree (NFQ Level 7)

• Applicants must achieve a pass in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent examinations, obtaining a minimum grade O6/H7 in English or Gaeilge, O6/H7 in mathematics or a minimum grade of F2 in ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Revised scoring for Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Module

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Holders of an LCA certificate, who have a minimum of one year of relevant work experience, post qualification, may apply through CAO for the following programmes:

• TL620 Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts;
• TL621 Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies.

Candidates will also be required to pass an interview with the Institute.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+CAO Points Scoring for QQI-FET Awards
The points awarded for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) awards are calculated as follows: the maximum possible total score of 360 (120 credits x 3 for a distinction is multiplied by 13 and divided by 12, to give a maxim...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+The Institute welcomes applications from persons who will be 23 years of age and over on the 1st of January of the proposed year of entry and who wish to be admitted as a mature student. The Institute reserves a minimum of 5% of all places for mature...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Traveller Access Programme
The Star Pupil Traveller Access to Education and Work Experience Programme is an access initiative for pupils from the Traveller community attending eligible secondary schools in Kerry. IT, Tralee reserves a number of pla...

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Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 32
Course Fee

Expand+Student Contribution Charge
A student contribution charge to cover non-tuition student services (e.g. examination entry fees, student services, registration, etc.) is payable by each student. In the current academic year the fee is 3,000. This char...

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Financial Support

Expand+Student Grants
Students attending full-time third level courses can apply for grant funding from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) at www.studentfinance.ie. Eligibility for grants is dealt with solely by the applicant (student) and SUSI. Gra...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Agricultural science is the application of science and business to the primary production of quality food. Agriculture is a huge growth industry, both in Ireland and internationally, and remains vital to the country's economic development.

Farmer...

Subjects Taught

Expand+YEAR 1
Semester 1
Animal and Plant Biology 1
Agri-Chemistry 1
Farm Mechanisation 1
Computer Applications & Scientific Communication
Essential Scientific Maths
Overview of the Agri-Food Industry

Semester 2
Animal and Plant Biology 2
Agri- ...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+WHAT ARE MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES?
Graduates can work in food and farm businesses, state bodies, education and research, farm management, consultancy and marketing and communications. Note that a BSc in Agricultural Science is listed as one of the q...

Further Enquiries Dr. Noel Mulligan,
Head of Department of Biological and Pharmaceutical Science
T: +353 (0)66 714 5606
www.ittralee.ie/TL748
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2019 271
2018 260
2017 293