Agricultural Science

Institute of Technology Tralee


Course Name Agricultural Science
Course Provider Institute of Technology Tralee
Alternative Provider(s) Clonakilty Agricultural College
Course Code TL748
Course Type Higher Education CAO
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
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 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 foundation level mathematics (in
specified courses) and O6/H7 in three other subjects.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Foundation Level Maths.
A minimum grade of F2 in foundation level mathematics fulfils the minimum entry requirements in mathematics for the following programmes:

TL731 Bachelor of Business
TL781 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care
TL780 Bachelor of...

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

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
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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Alternative Entry

The Star Pupil Traveller Access to Education Programme is an access initiative for pupils from the Traveller community attending eligible secondary schools in Kerry. IT Tralee reserves a number of places on its programmes ...

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Number of Places 32
Course Fee

An annual 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 this fee is €3,000...

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Financial Support

Expand+TUITION fees
Tuition fees are revised by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on an annual basis. Further information regarding fees payable is available on EU-nationals attending full-time higher certificate, degree or honour...

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+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.


Subjects Taught

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

Semester 2
Animal and Plant Biology 2


Expand+The department offers programmes in laboratory sciences and field sciences. We have long targeted the employment needs of Ireland’s highly successful pharmaceutical sector, which remains the largest manufacturing sector in the Irish economy. In add...

Careers or Further Progression

Graduates can work in food production and farming businesses, state bodies, education and research, farm management, consultancy and marketing and communications. Note that a BSc in Agricultural Science is listed as...

Further Enquiries Head of Department of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
T: +353 (0)66 714 5606
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Points History
Year Points
2020 249
2019 271
2018 260