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SG430
Agri-food Science

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3 Years
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The Bachelor of Science in Agri-Food Science course has been developed to meet the demand for graduates with integrated skills to work in the agri-food sector. The course is science based and deals with the production and processing of agri-food in relation to quality assurance in primary production (farming), food processing technologies to ensure quality and environmental sustainability in at all stages of production, including conservation and optimisation in the use of resources/materials and energy. Food hygiene and laboratory analysis of food products and animal feeds is included in the course.

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SG430 - Agri-food Science
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SG430 - Agri-food Science
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

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Graduates can be employed in a wide range of sectors such as the Agri-Food sector. Graduates may find employment in Agri-Food Production, Food Processing, Food Quality and Safety, Food Security and traceability, Food Legislation and Regulatory roles, Food Policy related to national and international regulation and export, Marketing, Laboratory analysis, Waste Management and Agribusiness.



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