Agricultural Science DN250
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During the Food & Agribusiness Management degree, you’ll learn how the principles of economics and business management apply to farming, food production and marketing. You’ll gain an understanding of how the Irish and international food systems deliver food products and services that people want, and how farmers and food manufacturers can produce profitably, while also taking care of the natural environment.
The four-year degree provides a unique opportunity to understand both business and science, focusing on the agri-food sector–Ireland’s largest indigenous industry. You’ll learn skills that can be used across a wide range of jobs both within and outside the agri-food sector.
This degree gives you a broad knowledge of the science and business of both animal and crop production and their interactions in a constantly changing environment. You’ll develop:
- Knowledge of the growth, development and improvement of farm animals and crops
- Knowledge of the agribusiness industry
- The capacity to formulate economical and sustainable animal and crop production systems
- The capacity for life long learning so you remain informed of evolving technical, economic and regulatory frameworks
- Communication and IT skills
Agricultural Science - Animal Science - DN250 ASC
At the core of Animal Science is the study of the applied sciences that are fundamental to understanding how animals function and that underpin the principles of livestock production. The degree will give you an appreciation of:
- The growth and development of domestic farm animals, and animal behaviour and welfare
- Animal production systems and how the components are integrated and managed in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner
- The livestock industry in Ireland, the context in which it operates and its relationship to animal industries in Europe and worldwide
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.
The Food Business with Chinese Studies programme reflects the changing market landscape, and aims to develop graduates with the skills and talent urgently required by the Irish food industry. With Brexit and the uncertainty involving the UK market, export expansion to the emerging markets has critical strategic importance to the Irish food industry and the overall economy.
The changing market landscape requires improved foreign language capability of Irish companies to facilitate access to new markets, and to help sustain and strengthen the modern agrifood and agribusiness companies.