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DN250 AST
Agricultural Science - Agricultural Systems Technology

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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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This course is aimed at students who wish to build their knowledge and skills-base to address the complexities of developing, deploying and managing technology for the agriculture sector. With a focus on design, numeracy and technology, our students will be committed and engaged with farming and food production, and specifically with technology, to enhance efficiency, sustainability and reliability. Technologies of interest range from computer systems, networks, data management and sensors, through machinery systems to precision agriculture.


UCD Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

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DN250 AST - Agricultural Science - Agricultural Systems Technology
University College Dublin (NUI) - UCD

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DN250 AST - Agricultural Science - Agricultural Systems Technology
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Essential Module Requirements:
CASLT - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES; 5M3807 - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES

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


5M2768 - ANIMAL CARE

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


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
(or O6/H7 in LCE Maths)
5N2746 - Biology
(or O6/H7 in LCE Biology)
5N0750 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology

5N0751 - Animal Behaviour

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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Graduates will find rewarding and challenging employment in agri-food industries, including: Production agriculture; Environmental protection; Consulting; Equipment manufacturing; Agri-Tech.

Typical roles include technical and managerial positions in: Production; Service provision; Environmental protection; Information technology; Manufacturing; Process and product design.

There are also excellent graduate study opportunities to specialise in Environmental Technology, Food Engineering and Sustainable Energy and Green Technology.



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