BAgrSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
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Agricultural Systems Technology is aimed at students who wish to learn how to build, develop, and manage technology for the agriculture sector. Students will gain a deep understanding of how to use technology in order to improve and enhance sustainability, efficiency and reliability in farming and food production. You will take classes in engineering, science, mathematics and data science. Upon completing the course, you will be uniquely equipped to build, develop and manage technologies such as computer systems, networks, data management and sensors, machinery systems and precision agriculture.
Students will study modules in basic science, agricultural sciences, engineering technologies and data science.
Students will spend an average of 40 hours a week attending lectures, tutorials and laboratory-based practicals, and undertaking independent study.
A combination of continuous assessment and end-of-trimester written examinations is used. Certain modules also require project work.
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A 16-week period of structured Professional Work Experience takes place in third year. PWE can be taken in Ireland or abroad.
There are opportunities to study abroad for one trimester in third year. Possibilities include:
Graduates will find rewarding and challenging employment in agri-food industries, including:
Typical roles include technical and managerial positions in:
There are also excellent graduate study opportunities to specialise in Environmental Technology, Food Engineering and Sustainable Energy and Green Technology.
“Having grown up on a dairy farm, I have always held a keen interest in all thing’s agriculture. In particular cutting edge agricultural technologies and their role in sustainable agricultural production systems. For this reason, I chose to study Agricultural Systems Technology (AST) at UCD. During my time at UCD, I completed a six-month professional internship in the Netherlands with the leading dairy automation company, Lely. Practical modules within the AST course such as sensors and sensing systems, agricultural mechanisation and computer programming allowed me to excel in this practical internship. Working with highly motivated and driven teaching staff ensures that you achieve your maximum potential.”
Mark O’Dowd, Student
Professor Nick Holden
Agriculture & Food Science School Office
Belfield, Dublin 4