Agricultural Science

SETU - Waterford Campus


Course Name Agricultural Science
Course Provider SETU - Waterford Campus
Alternative Provider(s) Kildalton Agricultural College, SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code WD191
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Waterford City
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Cert:
2 subjects: H5
4 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

The 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.

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Alternative Entry

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Waterford Institute of Technology offers a range of undergraduate courses to those who already hold third-level educational qualifications or have significant professional experience.

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Financial Support

All new grant applications for 2022/2023 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...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Course Aims
Agricultural Science is the application of science and other disciplines (e.g. business) to the production of quality food. It encompasses a range of services provided to farmers and food producers to ensure quality standards and profit...

Subjects Taught

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Introductory Biology
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Physics
Good Lab. Practice and Core Skills
Introductory Mathematics
Introduction to ICT for Scientists

Physical and Organic Chemistry
Cell Biology a...

Comment Stamp duty exemption
This course fulfils the requirements for stamp duty exemption for land transfer for young farmers (Green Cert.)
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
· Senior technical positions in Quality Control in Agri-food industries
· Sales and marketing in agri-businesses
· Technical personnel in organisations offering environmental and other services to farmers
· Start-up agriculture-based businesses
· With further qualifications, graduates are qualified to teach Agricultural Science, work in farm advisory services and follow postgraduate studies.
Further Enquiries COURSE LEADER
Dr. Michael Breen
Tel: 051 302644
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 377
2020 377
2019 378