Progression from QQI-FET Horticulture, Landscape and Sportsturf

Horticulture is the art, science, technology and business of plant cultivation for human use. It will give you an appreciation of the importance of plants for human life and well-being. The course covers the sciences, environmental studies, business, management and communications, as well as growing food and non-food plants. Landscape & Sportsturf Management focuses on the science behind developing and maintaining Ireland’s designed landscapes, golf courses, tennis courts and sport pitches.

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How do I get in by this route?

Entry to the first year of the Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree (DN272) will be available on a competitive basis to students who meet the requirements as for Agricultural Science OR satisfy each of the following entry requirements.

There are two relevant sets of awards detailed below.


Awards A

What Awards are acceptable?

Pass in the following QQI-FET Level 5 awards with distinctions (80% or better) in a minimum of 5 modules::

CASHX or 5M2586 Horticulture

What modules are required?

The award must include distinctions (80% or better) in the following modules:

  C20049 or 5N2528 Plant Science
AND C20055 or 5N2530 Soil Science and Growing Media
AND C20190 or 5N2527 Plant Identification and Use
AND Either C20139 or 5N1833 Mathematics
OR C20174 Mathematics for Engineering
OR C20175 Mathematics for Computing
OR Grade O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics

Awards B

What Awards are acceptable?

Pass in the following QQI-FET Level 5 Qualifications with distinctions (80% or better) in a minimum of 5 modules::

CASLT or 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques

What modules are required?

The qualification must include distinctions in the following modules:

  C20139 or 5N1833 Mathematics
OR C20174 Mathematics for Engineering
OR C20175 Mathematics for Computing
OR Grade O6/H7 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics

And 2 of the following modules:

C20006 or 5N2746 Biology
C20011 or 5N2747 Chemistry
C20048 or 5N1460 Physics

How will I be assessed?

If there are more applicants than places, it will be competitive amongst eligible applicants based on QQI-FET scoring.

 

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university