Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Environmental Management

Course Code : Ga777

This is a three year course in Mountbellew Agricultural College And GMIT. Here we will outline all aspects of the course such as, Course Aim, Entry Requirments and Course Content.

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Bachelor of Business in Rural Enterprise and Agribusiness

Course Code : GA172

This is a three year course based in Mountbellew Agricultural College and GMIT. This course results in the award of degree in Business and Rural Enterprise and aimed at students interested in acquiring training and qualifications for careers in the rural and agribusiness sectors.

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Certificate in Agriculture (FETAC) Lvl 5 and Lvl 6

Mountbellew Agricultural College

Students on the course will acquire skills and knowledge ralating to soils and plants, animal and crop production, farm management, machinery, enterprise develpment and management, the environment, farm buildings, personal development and health and safety.

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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Environment Management

Ga777 - Mountbellew Agricultural College and GMIT

Course Code:  GA777

Duration:          3 Years

Location:          Mountbellew Agricultural College and GMIT

Application:      CAO


Course Aim:

The course, resulting in the award of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Environmental Management is aimed primerily at students interested in training and qualifications for careers in agriculture and environmental management. Some of the areas that graduates are expected to find employment are: farm management, agricultural and environmental consultancy, sales reps with agribusiness and agri-service companies and as agricultural and environmental officers with local governments and national government agencies.

Entry Requirments:

The minimum entry requirements for the course are a grade D3 or higher in at least five (ordinary level) subjects in the leaving certificate including Maths and English or Irish. Mature students and holder of certain FETAC awards may be admitted without meeting these minimum requirements.

Course Content:

The course is both semesterised and modularised. There are two semesters in each year and students take six modules per semester. This is a common first year for Bachelor in Science programme and the Bachelor in business in rural enterprise and Agribusiness programme. Students then have the choice to continue in the science stream or change to the business stream. There is a farm placement period for 3 months in the second semester of year 2. The placement is normally done on a host farm in Ireland but students also have the opportunity to do overseas. Some students in the past have opted for Australia, New Zealand, England and other European Countries.

Modules for Year 1:

Semester 1:

Mandatory Modules: Financial and Farm Accounting, Microeconomics, Computing and Information Systems 1, Production Agriculture 1, Environmental Science 1 and Learning to Learn.

Semester 2

Mandadory Modules: Cost and Management Accounting, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Production Agriculture 2, Environmental Science 2 and Business Communications.

Modules for Year 2:

Semester 3:

Mandatory Modules: Marketing, Farm Business Management & Safety, Advanced Beef Production, Analytic Science and Field and Laboratory.

One Elective form: Agricultural Economics, Farm Buildings and Maintenance, Advanced Dairy Production, Farm Mechanisation, Selling Techniques and Business Law.

Semester 4:

Industry/Farm Placement for 12 weeks.

Modules for Year 3:

Semester 5:

Mandatory Modules: Market Research, Enterprise Developement and Sustainable Develpement.

Electives include: Environmental Management 1, Food Production and one of the following: Community Development, Rural Developement, Advanced Farm Business Management and Language and Culture.

Semester 6:

Mandatory Modules: Sustainable Agriculture, Agri-enterprise Project and Agri marketing.

Electives include: Quality Assurance, Environmental Management 2 and one of the following: Financial Management and Taxation, Irish Economy, Agribusiness Management, Management Information Systems and Language and Culture.

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