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DN252
Dairy Business

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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4 Years
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This degree is designed to equip future leaders of the dairy industry with the scientific, technical and business skills needed to cope with the business and enterprise expansion.

Business, science and mathematics modules are taken alongside technology-related cocurses.  The degree combines lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. Students also engage in practical hands-on work throughout their studies in dairy farms and with Teagasc Moorepark, where students gain experience in a variety of fields including grassland management, and nutrition, dairy systems, applied breeeing and fertility, herd health, and complete a Dairy business project.


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DN252 - Dairy Business
UCD (NUI)

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Essential Module Requirements:
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or min O6/H7 in LCE MathsAnd any two from:


C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

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In Second Year students work at a dairy farm and also have Professional Work experience (PWE) in the industry.
In thrid year studies take place at Teagasc Moorepark, where students gain experience in a variety of fields. 


In addition to the highly skilled role of dairy farm management, opportunities exist in a wide variety of areas including:
- Research
- Animal feed industry
- Banking
- Teaching
- Consultancy
Research opportunities to master’s and PhD level are also available.



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