FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

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Bachelor of Agricultural Science(B.Agr.Sc.), Regulations for 1st and 2nd University Examinations

Bachelor of Agricultural Science (B.Agr.Sc.), 1st University Examination

Bachelor of Agricultural Science (B.Agr.Sc.), 2nd University Examination

Bachelor of Agricultural Science (B.Agr.Sc.), Regulations for 3rd and 4th University Examinations

Bachelor of Agricultural Science (B.Agr.Sc.), 3rd University Examination

Bachelor of Agricultural Science (B.Agr.Sc.), 4th University Examination

Certificate in Food Safety and Handling

Undergraduate Diploma in Rural Development

Diploma in Environmental Assessment Management

Certificate in Food Safety (Postgraduate)

Higher Diploma in Agriculture (Forestry) (H.Dip.Agr)

Higher Diploma in Rural Environmental and Conservation Management

Master of Agricultural Science/Master of Science (Agriculture) Degree Examination (MAgrSc/MSc(Agr))

Master of Agricultural Science/Master of Science (Agr) Degree in Forestry (MAgrSc/MSc(Agr))

Master of Agricultural Science/Master of Science (Agriculture) Degree in Rural Development (MAgrSc/MSc(Agr)) and Higher Diploma in Rural Development (H.Dip.RD)

Master of Science, (Agriculture) in Engineering Technology (MSc(Agr))

Master of Science (Agriculture) in Environmental Resource Management (MSc (Agr))

Master of Science (Agriculture) in Food Science (MSc(Agr))

Master of Science (Agriculture) in Humanitarian Assistance M.Sc. (Agr) and Higher Diploma in Rural Development (Humanitarian Assistance) (H.Dip.RD)

Master of Science (Agriculture) in Plant Protection (M.Sc.(Agr))

Master of Agricultural Science/Master of Science (Agric) Degree in Rural Environmental Conservation and Management (MAgrSc/MSc(Agr))

Higher Diploma in Urban Forestry/Arboriculture

Master of Agricultural Science/Master of Science (Agriculture) in Urban Forestry/Arboriculture (Mode II)











FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE


Bachelor of Agricultural Science
(B.Agr.Sc.)

Regulations for First and Second University Examinations in Agricultural Science

i. Timing of Examinations
The First and Second University Examinations shall consist of a number of Parts, some of which may be held during the normal academic year. The supplemental examination for all Parts shall be held in the Autumn.

 

ii.

Distribution of Mark

For subjects with Written and "Other" forms of examination up to 40% of the marks may be allocated to the "Other" forms of examination which may consist of Practicals, Orals, Continuous Assessment, Years Work etc. In certain specialised subjects all the marks may be allocated for Projects, Assignments etc.

 

iii. Pass Standard
  1. For a pass 40% will be required in each subject, compensation to be allowed.
  2. In subjects containing "Written" and "Other" forms of examination, candidates may be rejected or debarred from passing by compensation on the grounds of extreme weakness (less than 30 per cent) in either the "Written" or the "Other" forms of the examination, in which case a pass mark will not be granted in the subject.
  3. Where an overall pass mark has been obtained in a "composite" subject containing two or designated sections, identified in Marks and Standards regulations, a candidate may be rejected, or debarred from passing by compensation on the grounds of extreme weakness (less than 30 per cent) in one or more of the designated sections, in which case a pass mark will not be granted in the "composite" subject. The candidate may, however, carry forward to repeat examinations the marks for those designated sections in which a satisfactory mark has been achieved.
  4. When either of the extreme weakness clauses above are invoked for a candidate, the examiners will not return a mark for that candidate to the Examination Office but will enter IR (Inadequate Result) on the "white" Sheet for the subject. (The department responsible for the subject will assume responsibility for communicating the details of the candidate's results to the student concerned).

iv. Honours Standard

Honours shall be awarded on the basis of the aggregate marks for the examination as a whole as follows:

First Class Honours 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%

Honours will only be awarded to candidates who pass the examination in total at the first attempt. (Exemption from this regulation may be granted to individual candidates in exceptional circumstances).

 

v. Compensation

(a) Compensation between subjects shall be permitted provided:

(i) the candidates marks do not fall below 30% in any individual subject; and

(ii) the candidate has obtained an overall average mark of at least 44% in the examination as a whole.

(b) In repeat examinations in which a candidate has previously been awarded exemptions, compensation between subjects will also be permitted provided:

(i) the candidate’s marks do not fall below 30% in any individual subject; and

(ii) the candidate has obtained an overall average mark of at least 44% in all outstanding subjects.

(Forty-four per cent shall be interpreted literally and will not be subject to interpretations such as "within the percentage").

 

vi. Exemption

A candidate who obtains at least 40% in individual subjects will be awarded exemption from further examination in those subjects. This regulation shall apply in all examinations, including repeat examinations for which exemption in individual subjects has already been granted.

 

vii. Carrying Forward Marks

Where some or all of the marks for subjects are allocated for a form of examination other than "Written", a candidate who does not pass the subject(s) or who is not granted exemption in the subject(s), may carry forward the appropriate marks to repeat examinations in these subject(s).

Where a subject containing two or more designated sections has not been passed as a whole, marks may be carried forward to repeat examinations for the section(s) in which a satisfactory mark has been achieved. This shall only apply to subjects in which the sections are designated in Marks and Standards.



AGBDF0001 FIRST UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

 

Credits Marks
AERD 1001 Agricultural Economics I 6 150
BIOL 1002 Biology  10 250
CHEM 1002 Chemistry  12 300
COMP 1602 Introduction to Computing 6 150
CPSC 1001 Agricultural Science 6 150
EXPH 1002 Experimental Physics 10 250
MATH 1800 Mathematics  10 250
60  1,500



Second University Examination in Agricultural Science

AGBDF0003

I. Animal and Crop Production
Credits Marks
AERD 2001  Agribusiness 6 150
AESC  2001  Agricultural and Environmental Biology 8 200
AESC  2002  Agricultural Zoology 4 100
ANSC  2001  Genetics I 2 50
ANSC  2004  Animal Husbandry I 2 50
CPSC  2001  Crop Husbandry I 4 100
CPSC  2002  Statistics  6 150
ENGT  2011  Principles of Engineering I and II  4 100
(i) Principles of Engineering I (2)
(ii) Principles of Engineering II (2)
FDSC  2007  Agricultural Chemistry I 4 100
FDSC  2008  Agricultural Chemistry II 6 150
GEOL  2601  Geology  3 75
INDM  2005  Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
SLSC  2003  Soil Science  5 125
60 1,500

AGBDF0004

II. Animal Science
Credits Marks
AERD 2001  Agribusiness 6 150
AESC  2001  Agricultural and Environmental Biology 8 200
AESC  2003  Animal Parasitology  2 50
ANSC  2002  Genetics I and II 4 100
(i) Genetics I (2)
(ii) Genetics II (2)
ANSC  2004  Animal Husbandry I  2 50
CPSC  2002  Statistics 6 150
CPSC  2003  Crop Husbandry II 6 150
ENGT  2011  Principles of Engineering I and II 4 100
(i) Principles of Engineering I (2)
(ii) Principles of Engineering II (2)
FDSC  2007  Agricultural Chemistry I 4 100
FDSC  2008  Agricultural Chemistry II 6 150
INDM  2005  Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
SLSC  2002  Soil Science I 6 150
60 1,500

AGBDF0005

III. Agribusiness and Rural Development
Credits Marks
AERD 2001  Agribusiness 6 150
AERD  2002  Agricultural Economics II 6 150
AERD  2003  Communications  6 150
AESC  2001  Agricultural and Environmental Biology 8 200
AESC  2002  Agricultural Zoology 4 100
CPSC 2002  Statistics  6 150
CPSC  2003  Crop Husbandry II 6 150
FDSC 2007  Agricultural Chemistry I 4 100
FDSC  2009  Agricultural Chemistry III 2 50
INDM  2005  Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
SLSC 2002  Soil Science I  6 150 
60 1,500

AGBDF0006

IV. Agricultural and Environmental Science
Credits Marks
AESC  2001  Agricultural and Environmental Biology 8 200
AESC  2004  Plant Physiology 4 100
AESC  2005  Impact of Man on the Environment 4 100
AESC  2006  Applied Zoology I  4 100
ANSC  2001  Genetics I  2 50
CPSC  2002  Statistics  6 150
CPSC 2003  Crop Husbandry II  6 150
ENGT  2007  Surveying  2 50
FDSC  2007  Agricultural Chemistry I 4 100
FDSC  2008  Agricultural Chemistry II 6 150
INDM 2005  Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
GEOL  2601  Geology  3 75
SLSC  2003  Soil Science 5 125
60 1,500

AGBDF0007

V. Food Science
Credits Marks
AERD  2001  Agribusiness  6 150
AESC  2001  Agricultural and Environmental Biology 8 200
CPSC  2002  Statistics  6 150
CPSC  2003  Crop Husbandry II 6 150
ENGT  2003  Principles of Engineering II 2 50
FDSC  2007  Agricultural Chemistry I 4 100
FDSC 2008  Agricultural Chemistry II 6 150
FDSC  2004  Food Science I: Food Physics 4 100
FDSC 2005  Food Science II: Basic Analysis 8 200
INDM  2005  Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
LANG 2007  European Language 4 100
60  1,500

AGBDF0008

VI. Engineering Technology
Credits Marks
AERD  2001  Agribusiness  6 150
AESC  2001  Agricultural and Environmental Biology 8 200
CPSC  2002  Statistics  6 150
CPSC  2003  Crop Husbandry II 6 150
ENGT  2013  Principles of Engineering I, II & III 6 150
(i) Principles of Engineering I (2)
(ii) Principles of Engineering II (2)
(iii) Principles of Engineering III (2)
ENGT  2004  Food Science and Technology 4 100
ENGT  2009  Literature Research Project 2 50
ENGT  2007  Surveying  2 50
ENGT  2008  Computer & Manufacturing Technology 4 100
FDSC  2007  Agricultural Chemistry I 4 100
INDM  2005  Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
SLSC  2002  Soil Science I  6 150
60  1,500

AGBDF0012

VII. Horticultural Science
Credits Marks
AERD  2001  Agribusiness  6 150
AESC  2001  Agricultural and Environmental Biology 8 200
AESC 2004  Plant Physiology 4 100
ANSC  2001  Genetics I 2 50
CPSC  2002  Statistics  6 150
ENGT 2010  Principles of Engineering I 2 50
FDSC  2007  Agricultural Chemistry I 4 100
FDSC  2008  Agricultural Chemistry II 6 150
HORT  2006  Fundamentals of Horticulture 10 250
INDM  2005  Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
SLSC  2002  Soil Science I 6 150
60 1,500

AGBDF0010

VIII. Landscape Horticulture
Credits Marks
AERD 2001  Agribusiness  6 150
AESC  2001  Agricultural and Environmental Biology 8 200
AESC  2004  Plant Physiology  4 100
CPSC  2002  Statistics  6 150
ENGT  2012  Engineering and Surveying 4 100
(i) Principles of Engineering III (2)
(ii) Surveying (2)
HORT  2007  Landscape Design Studio I  8 200
HORT  2008  Landscape Design Theory I 8 200
HORT 2006  Fundamentals of Horticulture 10 250
SLSC  2002  Soil Science I  6 150
60  1,500

AGBDF0011

IX. Forestry
Credits Marks
AERD  2001  Agribusiness  6 150
AESC  2001  Agricultural and Environmental Biology 8 200
AESC  2004  Plant Physiology 4 100
ENGT  2012  Engineering and Surveying 4 100
(i) Principles of Engineering III (2)
(ii) Surveying (2)
FDSC  2006  Agricultural Chemistry IV 4 100
FOR  2001  Forest Mensuration and Biometrics 8 200
FOR  2004  Fundamentals of Forestry 8 200
FOR  2005  Silviculture I 6 150
INDM  2005  Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
SLSC  2002  Soil Science I 6 150
60 1,500



Regulations for Third and Fourth University Examination in Agricultural Science

i. Timing of Examinations

The Third and Fourth University Examination in Agricultural Science may consist of a number of Parts, the timing of which will be arranged to suit the individual degree programmes. The supplemental examination for all academic subjects shall be held in the Autumn. The examination for Professional Work Experience will also be held in the Autumn.

 

ii.

Professional Work Experience

Professional Work Experience will be examined separately from the other subjects and the results will not be used in connection with eligibility for honours, compensation or exemption in the Third or Fourth University Examinations. Professional Work Experience will be graded on the basis of :

(a) less than 40% - Fail

(b) 40 to 54% - Pass

(c) 55 to 69% - Credit

(d) 70% and over - Distinction.

Students must pass Professional Work Experience before they commence the Fourth Year programme of study.

 

iii. Distribution of Marks

For subjects with "Written" and "Other" forms of examination, up to 40% of the marks may be allocated to the "Other" forms of examination which may consist of Practicals, Orals, Continuous Assessment, Years Work etc. In certain specialised subjects all the marks may be allocated for Projects, Assignments etc.

iv. Pass Standard

(a) For a pass 40% will be required in each subject, compensation to be allowed.

(b) In subjects containing "Written" and "Other" forms of examination, candidates may be rejected or debarred from passing by compensation on the grounds of extreme weakness (less than 30 per cent) in either the "Written" or the "Other" forms of the examination, in which case a pass mark will not be granted in the subject.

(c) Where an overall pass mark has been obtained in a "composite" subject containing two or designated sections, identified in Marks and Standards regulations, a candidate may be rejected, or debarred from passing by compensation on the grounds of extreme weakness (less than 30 per cent) in one or more of the designated sections, in which case a pass mark will not be granted in the "composite" subject. The candidate may, however, carry forward to repeat examinations the marks for those designated sections in which a satisfactory mark has been achieved.

(d) When either of the extreme weakness clauses above are invoked for a candidate, the examiners will not return a mark for that candidate to the Examination Office but will enter IR (Inadequate Result) on the "White Sheet" for the subject. (The department responsible for the subject will assume responsibility for communicating the details of the candidate's results to the student concerned).

 

v. (a) Honours - Third University Examination

Honours shall be awarded on the basis of the aggregate marks for the examination as a whole as follows:

First Class Honours - 70%

Second Class Honours, Grade I - 62%

Second Class Honours, Grade II - 55%

Honours will normally only be awarded to candidates who pass the examination in toto at the first attempt. (Exemption from this regulation may be granted to individual candidates in exceptional circumstances.)

(See also Clause ix, Electives below).

 

(b) Honours - B.Agr.Sc. Degree Examination

Honours in the B.Agr.Sc. Degree shall be awarded on the basis of the combined aggregate marks of the Third and Fourth University Examinations as follows:

First Class Honours - 70%

Second Class Honours, Grade I - 62%

Second Class Honours, Grade II - 55%

Honours will normally only be awarded to candidates who pass the Third and Fourth University Examinations in toto at the first attempt. (Exemption from this regulation may be granted to individual candidates in exceptional circumstances.) (See also Clause ix , Electives below).

vi. Compensation

(a) Compensation between subjects shall be permitted provided:

(i) the candidates marks do not fall below 30% in any individual subject; and

(ii) the candidate has obtained an overall average mark of at least 44% in the examination as a whole.

(b) In repeat examinations in which a candidate has previously been awarded exemptions, compensation between subjects will also be permitted provided:

(i) the candidate’s marks do not fall below 30% in any individual subject; and

(ii) the candidate has obtained an overall average mark of at least 44% in all outstanding subjects. (Forty-four per cent shall be interpreted literally and will not be subject to interpretations such as "within the percentage").

 

vii. Exemption

A candidate who obtains at least 40% in individual subjects will be awarded exemption from further examination in those subjects. This regulation shall apply in all examinations, including repeat examinations for which exemption in individual subjects has already been granted.

viii. Carrying Marks Forward

Where some or all of the marks for subjects are allocated for a form of examination other than a Written examination, a candidate who does not pass the subject(s) or who is not granted exemption in the subject(s) may carry forward the appropriate marks to repeat examinations in these subjects.

Where a subject containing two or more designated sections has not been passed as a whole, marks may be carried forward to repeat examinations for the section(s) in which a satisfactory mark has been achieved. This shall only apply to subjects in which the sections are designated in Marks and Standards.

ix. Electives

Electives will be treated as a single subject in each examination but may consist of a number of individual elective courses. Candidates may be debarred from passing Electives or from obtaining compensation in the examination on the grounds of extreme weakness (less than 30%) in individual elective courses. Where a candidate has failed Electives as a whole but has obtained satisfactory marks in individual elective courses, these marks may be carried forward to repeat examinations. Individual Elective courses are awarded marks on the basis of 25 marks per credit.

 

x. Bilateral/Overseas Exchanges

Candidates may omit one or more subjects in the Third and/or Fourth University Examinations in Agriculture and replace it by approved subjects/courses taken for credit and completed satisfactorily at other universities. This procedure is conditional on the prior agreement and approval by the relevant Head of Department/the relevant Professor and the Faculty of Agriculture. An upper limit of 30 credits will be allowed and the subjects taken in other universities will be taken into account in the awarding of Honours.



Third University Examination in Agricultural Science

AGBDF0003

I. Animal and Crop Production
Credits Marks
AESC  3010  Crop Protection 8 200
ANSC  3011  Animal Husbandry III  8 200
ANSC  3002  Animal Nutrition I 6 150
CPSC  3201  Professional Work Experience 30
ANSC  3012  Fundamentals of Biotechnology 2 50
SLSC  3001  Soil Science II 6 150
60 750

AGBDF0004

II. Animal Science
Credits Marks
ANSC  3002  Animal Nutrition I 6 150
ANSC  3003  Animal Nutrition II 4 100
ANSC 3004  Animal Breeding/Genetics 8 200
ANSC  3005  Animal Physiology 8 200
ANSC  3006  Anatomical Structure and Function 4 100
ANSC  3007  Experimental Design and Data Analysis 6 150
ANSC  3008  Animal Production Enterprises  4 100
ANSC  3010  Computer Techniques 2 50
ANSC  3201  Professional Work Experience 12
ANSC  3012  Fundamentals of Biotechnology 2 50
INDM  3010  Food Microbiology I 4 100
60  1,150

AGBDF0005

III. Agribusiness and Rural Development
Credits Marks
AERD  3001  Business Law  2 50
AERD  3002  Computer Analysis and IT  8 200
AERD  3003  Co-operatives 2 50
AERD  3011  Farm Business Management I 4 100
AERD  3006  Financial Planning and Control 4 100
AERD  3007  Operations and Personnel Management  4 100
AERD  3008  Quantitative Methods  4 100
AERD 3009  Rural Development 6 150
AERD  3200  Professional Work Experience 14
AERD  3300  Electives  4 100
ANSC  3009  Animal Husbandry II 8 200
60  1,150

AGBDF0006

IV. Agricultural and Environmental Science
Credits Marks
AESC 3003  Applied Zoology II 10 250
AESC  3004  Plant Pathology 6 150
AESC  3007  Agrichemicals and Plants 4 100
AESC  3009  Rural Resource Assessment 8 200
AESC  3201  Professional Work Experience 12
ANSC  3012  Fundamentals of Biotechnology 2 50
ANSC  3009  Animal Husbandry II 8 200
FOR  4005  Experimental Design 4 100
SLSC  3001  Soil Science II 6 150
60  1,150

AGBDF0007

V. Food Science
Credits Marks
ENGT  3004  Food Engineering Principles 6 150
FDSC  3001  Food Analysis 10 250
FDSC  3002  Biochemistry I and II 10 250
(i) Biochemistry I (4)
(ii) Biochemistry II (6)
FDSC  3003  Food Chemistry  8 200
FDSC  3005  Nutrition I 4 100
FDSC  3200  Professional Work Experience 8
FOR  4005  Experimental Design 4 100
FOR  3005  Computer Applications 4 100
INDM  3009  Food Microbiology II 6 150
60  1,300

AGBDF0008

VI. Engineering Technology
Credits Marks
AERD  3002  Computer Analysis and IT 8 200
AERD  3006  Financial Planning and Control  4 100
ANSC  3009  Animal Husbandry II 8 200
ENGT 3001   Food Engineering Principles 8 200
ENGT  3002  Power and Machinery I 8 200
ENGT 3003  Structural & Soil Engineering 8 200
ENGT  3050  Major Project I  8 200
ENGT  3300  Electives  4 100
FOR  3010  Remote Sensing and GIS 4 100
60  1,500

AGBDF0012

VII. Horticultural Science
Credits Marks
AESC 3005  Plant Protection I  12 300
HORT 3001  Landscape and Turfgrass Management I 4 100
HORT  3002  Landscape Design Theory 4 100
HORT  3003  Nursery/Garden Centre Management I  4 100
HORT  3004  Plant Materials 6 150
HORT  3005  Pomology I 4 100
HORT  3006  Protected Horticulture I 4 100
HORT  3007  Vegetable Crops I 2 50
HORT  3200  Professional Work Experience 14
SLSC  3002  Soil Science III 6 150
60 1,150

AGBDF0010

VIII. Landscape Horticulture
Credits Marks
ENGT  3006  Landscape Construction 6 150
ERM  3004  Landscape Ecology 4 100
ERM  3005  Landscape Interpretation 4 100
HORT  3011  Landscape Design Theory II and Professional Practice and Planning Law I 6 150
HORT  3004  Plant Materials 6 150
HORT  3010  Urban Horticulture and Landscape and Turfgrass Management I 6 150
HORT  3012  Landscape Design Studio II 12 300
HORT  3202  Professional Work Experience 12
SLSC 3003  Soil Science IV 4 100
60 1,150

AGBDF0011

IX. Forestry
Credits Marks
AERD  3010  Communications III 4 100
AESC  3006  Forest Protection 6 150
FOR  3002  Forest Harvesting 4 100
FOR  3011  Forest Inventory and Biometrics 4 100
FOR  3005  Computer Applications 4 100
FOR  3006  Forest Management 4 100
FOR  3008  Silviculture II 8 200
FOR  3009  Wood Science  4 100
FOR  3100  Electives  6 150
FOR  3201  Professional Work Experience 12
FOR  3010  Remote Sensing and GIS 4 100
60 1,150



Fourth University Examination in Agricultural Science

AGBDF0003

I. Animal and Crop Production
Credits Marks
AERD  4001  Agricultural Policy I  6 150
AERD  4002  Communications I 4 100
AERD  4003  Farm Business 6 150
ANSC  4001  Animal Husbandry IV 16 400
CPSC  4001  Crop Husbandry III 14 350
CPSC  4100  Electives  14 350
60 1,500

AGBDF0004

II. Animal Science
Credits Marks
AERD  4001  Agricultural Policy I  6 150
AERD  4002  Communications I  4 100
AERD  4003  Farm Business 6 150
ANSC  4001  Animal Husbandry IV 16 400
ANSC  4002  Animal Husbandry V 4 100
ANSC  4003  Animal Breeding II 6 150
ANSC  4400  Electives  10 250
ERM  4004  Environmental Issues in Agriculture 4 100
FDSC  4009  Fresh and Processed Meat Products I 4 100
60 1,500

AGBDF0005

III. Agribusiness and Rural Development
Credits Marks
AERD  4004  Agricultural Marketing and Trade  4 100
AERD  4005  Agricultural Policy II 8 200
AERD  4006  Communications II 6 100
AERD  4007  Enterprise Development 4 100
AERD  4010  Farm Business Management II 8 200
AERD  4009  Food and Farm Input Marketing 4 100
AERD  4011  Research Methods/Project 6 150
AERD  4012  Taxation  2 50
AERD  4050  Major Project  4 100
AERD  4100  Electives 10 250
ECON  4101  National Economics 4 100
60 1,500

AGBDF0006

IV. Agricultural and Environmental Science
Credits Marks
AESC  4003  Plant Protection III 8 200
(i) Plant Disease Management (4)
(ii) Pest Management (4)
AESC  4004  Wildlife Management 4 100
AESC  4050  Project  14 350
AESC  4400  Electives  12 300
ERM  4001  Rural Environmental Management  12 300
(i) Environment Impact Assessment (4)
(ii) Environmental Management (8)
ERM  4002  Soils, Land Use and the Environment 10 250
(i) Soil Processes (6)
(ii) Modern Farming and the Soil (4) __ ____
60  1,500

AGBDF0007

V. Food Science
Credits Marks
ENGT  4002  Food Manufacturing Systems 8 200
FDSC  4010  Fresh and Processed Meat Products II 6 150
FDSC  4011  Dairy Products 6 150
FDSC  4012  Cereal Chemistry and Brewing Science 4 100
FDSC  4013  Sensory Analysis 4 100
FDSC  4005  Food Process Technology 8 200
FDSC  4006  Marketing  4 100
FDSC  4007  Nutrition II 4 100
FDSC  4008  Food Ingredients 6 150
FDSC  4051  Project  10 250
60 1,500

AGBDF0008

VI. Engineering Technology
Credits Marks
ENGT  4001  Buildings and Environment 8 200
ENGT  4002  Food Manufacturing Systems 8 200
ENGT  4003  Food Process Engineering 8 200
ENGT 4007  Power and Machinery II 8 200
ENGT  4006  Environmental Engineering 8 200
ENGT  4050 

Major Project II

(Including Professional Work Experience) 14 350
ENGT 4100  Electives  6 150
60 1,500

AGBDF0012

VII. Horticultural Science
Credits Marks
AERD  4006  Communications II 6 150
AERD  4007  Enterprise Development 4 100
CPSC  4003  Crop Breeding 4 100
HORT  4003  Landscape and Turfgrass Management II 4 100
HORT  4004  Nursery/ Garden Centre Management II 4 100
HORT  4005  Pomology II 4 100
HORT  4006  Protected Horticulture II 4 100
HORT  4007  Vegetable Crops II 2 50
HORT  4050  Research Project 10 250
HORT  4400  Electives  18 450
60 1,500

AGBDF0010

VIII. Landscape Horticulture
Credits Marks
AERD  4006  Communications II 6 150
AESC  4002  Plant Protection II 6 150
ERM  4003  Environmental Impact Assessment 4 100
HORT  4003  Landscape and Turfgrass Management II 4 100
HORT  4010  Landscape Design III and Professional
Practice and Planning Law II  6 150
HORT  4009  Landscape Planning 4 100
HORT  4051  Landscape Research Project 10 250
HORT  4011  Landscape Design Studio III 12 300
HORT  4101  Electives  8 200
60 1,500

AGBDF0011

IX Forestry
Credits Marks
FOR  4005  Experimental Design 4 100
FOR  4002  Forest Inventory and GIS Project  10 250
FOR  4003  Forest Management Plan 12 300
FOR  4004  Forest Planning 6 150
FOR  4051  Research Project 16 400
FOR  4100  Electives  12 300
60  1,500



AGCTP0002 CERTIFICATE IN FOOD SAFETY AND HANDLING

FDSC 1001 - 1007

Course Title Marks
Theory  100
Practical  100
200

The pass standard will be 50%; each component of the examination must be passed.

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours, Grade 1: 62%
Second Class Honours, Grade II: 55%



AGDPP0001 UNDERGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT

The diploma consists of both course work and a final project and will be evaluated as follows:

Code  Course Title  Marks
RDEV 1001  Module 1 Introduction to Rural Development 30
RDEV 1002 Module 2 Socio-Economic Aspects of Rural Development 60
RDEV 1003 Module 3 Socio-Economic Community/Area Resource Audits 60
RDEV 1004 Module 4 Community and Rural Development Through Groups 70
RDEV 1005 Module 5 Choosing and Setting Up a Rural Development Related Organisation/Structure 60
RDEV 1006 Module 6 Marketing for Rural Enterprise 50
RDEV 1007 Module 7 Business Planning and Stimulating Rural Enterprise 100
RDEV 1008 Module 8 Interpersonal Communications, Leadership and Group Work Skills 100
RDEV 1009 Module 9 Designing and Managing an Area Development Plan 100
RDEV 1010

Module 10 Inter-Organisational Partnerships and the Role of Support Agencies

60
RDEV 1011

Module 11 Social Exclusion and Gender Equality Issues in Rural Development

60
RDEV 1050 Field Work Project and Integrated Final Report 250
1,000

Programme Modules will be evaluated on the basis of assignments and related quizzes on the completion of each module. A final report (based on an integrated field work project) will be required.

Examination Regulations

The overall pass mark will be 40%; candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required modules will be debarred from passing the examination. A pass mark must be obtained on the project.

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%



IFDPP0003 DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT

Examination of Part I will be by in-course assessment. Part II will be assessed by either written examination or thesis, depending upon the prior experience of the candidate.

ERM 1002 Part I: Simulation Exercise 250
ERM 1003 Part II: Examination or thesis 750
Total Marks 1,000
of which
Pass with Distinction = 65%
Pass = 50%



AGCTP0001 CERTIFICATE IN FOOD SAFETY (POSTGRADUATE)

FDSC P700 - P706

Course Title Marks
Theory  100
Practical  50
FDSC P707 Case Studies 25
FDSC P708 Presentations 25
  200

The pass standard will be 50%; each component of the examination must be passed. 

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours, Grade I: 62%
Second Class Honours, Grade II: 55%



AGHDP0003 HIGHER DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE (FORESTRY) (HDipAgr)

The Higher Diploma programme consists of course work and a minor project. The subject, credits and marks for the Higher Diploma Examination will be as follows:

Code  Course Title Credits Marks
FOR  P011 Silviculture  10 250
FOR  P012 Forest Harvesting & Forest Economics 8 200
FOR  P013 Forest Policy and Forest Management 12 200
FOR  P014 Wood Science and Tree Physiology 8 200
AERD  P001 Communications  4 100
FOR  P006 Project  10 250
FOR  P015 Distance Learning 12 300
60  1,500

The overall pass mark will be 40%. Candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required subjects will be debarred from passing the examination.

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%

The Higher Diploma may be awarded in year one. Alternatively, candidates who obtain at least 60% in the Higher Diploma Examination may opt to change their registration to a Masters Degree Programme, carrying 38 course credits accruing from the Higher Diploma Programme.



AGHDP0001 HIGHER DIPLOMA IN RURAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT

The Higher Diploma programme consists of course work and a minor project. The modules, credits, marks and standards will be as follows:

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
ERM P008 Module 1 Soils, Nutrients and Environmental Management 8 200
ERM P009 Module 2 Farm Buildings and the Environment  8 200
ERM P017 Module 3 Rural Planning, Environmental Law & International Agreements 4 100
ERM P011 Module 4 Archaeological and Cultural Heritage 4 100
ERM P012 Module 5 Conservation & Management of Rural Ecosystems 10 250
ERM P018 Management Plan 12 300
ERM P013 Project  14 350
60 1,500

The overall pass mark will be 40%; candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required modules will be debarred from passing the examination. A pass mark must be obtained on the project.

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%



MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE/MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) DEGREE EXAMINATION

The M.Agr.Sc. and M.Sc.(Agr.) Degree (Mode I) by thesis are Honours degrees. The M.Agr.Sc. Degree and M.Sc.(Agr.) Degree (Mode II) by examination may be awarded with First and Second Class Honours as well as with a Pass.

(i) For ‘designated areas of study’ (eg. Food Science) the Honours and Pass Standards are as specified in the appropriate sections of Marks & Standards.
(ii) Where a standard programme as for a ‘designated area of study’ does not exist and where the student(s) is following an ‘individualised’ prescribed course in an area of study (specific subjects and a research project /minor thesis) approved by one or more of the Professors or Lecturers of the academic departments of the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty and the Academic Council, the specific subjects and research project/minor thesis so approved shall constitute part of Marks & Standards for such students(s).

The Pass Standard shall be 40% and the First Class Honours Standard and the Second Class Honours Standard shall be 70% and 60% respectively.



AGMXP0003 MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE (MAgrSc)/

AGMXP0012 MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) DEGREE IN FORESTRY (MODE II) (MSc(Agr))

The subjects, credits and marks for the M.Agr.Sc/M.Sc.(Agr) Degree in Forestry (Mode II) will be as follows:

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
FOR P011 Silviculture  10 250
FOR P012  Forest Harvesting and Forest Economics 8 200
FOR P013 Forest Policy & Forest Management 8 200
FOR P014 Wood Science and Tree Physiology 8 200
AERD P001 Communications  4 100
FOR P009 Computer Applications 4 100
FOR P016 Forest Biometrics 4 100
FOR P017 GIS in Forest Resource Management I        4 100
FOR P018 Thesis  30 750
80 2,000

The overall pass mark will be 40%. Candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required subjects will be debarred from passing the examination.

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%



AGMXF0001 (FT) AGMXP0004 (PT) MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE (MAgrSc)/

AGMXF0009 (FT) AGMXP0013 (PT) MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) DEGREE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT (MSc(Agr))

AGHDF0001 HIGHER DIPLOMA IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT (HDipRD)

The M.Agr.Sc./M.Sc.(Agr.) Degree in Rural Development is a mode II programme consisting of 60 percent course work (Part I) and 40 percent research project (Part II).

There are two parts to the examination:

Part I - course work examination (max 1,200 marks)

Part II - research project/minor thesis (800 marks)

Candidates must pass Part I before being permitted to submit Part II. The Pass standard for Part I is 50%. The Pass standard for Part II (research project) is 50%. The marks from Part I and Part II are added to give the overall grade for the degree programme.

 

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%
Pass: 50%
 

The Higher Diploma programme consists of course work and a minor project only.

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%
Pass: 40%
 

Candidates for the Masters degree who obtain 40% to 49% on the Part I examination may be permitted to opt for the Higher Diploma in Rural Development and must complete a minor project.

 

Courses, Related Credits and Marks for the Masters Degree in Rural Development/Rural Tourism

PART I
Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
RDEV P001 Rural Development 12 300
RDEV P002 Enterprise Development 14 350
RDEV P003 Research Methods 10 250
RDEV P004 Communications  12 300
RDEV P005 Rural Tourism* 10 250

Sub-total Part I:

48 1,200
PART II
RDEV P201 Research Thesis 32 800

Sub-total Part 2:

32 800

Total (Part I + Part II):

80 credits 2,000 marks
* Students who take Rural Tourism drop an equivalent number of credits from the other 4 main courses on the programme.

Courses, Related Credits and Marks for the Higher Diploma in Rural Development Programme

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
RDEV P001 Rural Development  12 300
RDEV P002 Enterprise Development 14 350
RDEV P003 Research Methods 10 250
RDEV P004 Communications  12 300
RDEV P005 Rural Tourism* 10 250
RDEV P006 Project  12 300

Total 

60 1,500
* Students who take Rural Tourism drop an equivalent number of credits from the other 4 main courses on the programme.



AGMXF0005 MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) DEGREE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (MSc(Agr))

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
AFEN 3001 Process Engineering Principles 8 200
ENGT P001 Product and Process Development 12 300
ENGT P002 Project  24 600
Three Elective subjects from :
ENGT P003 Food Process Engineering 12 300
ENGT P004 Food Manufacturing Technology 12 300
ENGT P005 Buildings and Environment 12 300
ENGT P008 Environmental Engineering 12 300
ENGT P009 Precision Agriculture and Control 12 300
36 900

Total  

80 2,000
  • Course work will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations and assignments completed throughout the year. A minor thesis based on project work will be required.
  • The overall pass mark will be 40%; candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required subjects will be debarred from passing the examination. A pass mark must be obtained in the project.
  • The First Class Honours standard will be 70% and the Second Class Honours 60%.
  • Candidates may only present for examination once. Exemption from this regulation may be granted for grave reasons by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agriculture.

 

 

AGMXF0006 MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (MSc(Agr))

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
ERM P001 Environmental Management Sciences  12 300
ERM P002 Land Utilisation 12 300
ERM P003 Resource Planning 12 300
ERM P004 Field Study 12 300
ERM P005 Special Topics and Assignments 8 200
ERM P006 Research Project 24 600
80 2,000
  • Course work will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations and assignments completed throughout the year. A minor thesis based on project work will be required.
  • The overall pass mark will be 40%; candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required subjects will be debarred from passing the examination. A pass mark must be obtained in the project.
  • The First Class Honours standard will be 70% and the Second Class Honours Standard 60%.
  • Candidates may only present for examination once. Exemption from this regulation may be granted for grave reasons by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agriculture.



AGMXF0007 MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) DEGREE IN FOOD SCIENCE (MSc(Agr))

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
FDSC P001 Food Chemistry 12 300
INDM P003 Food Microbiology 8 200
FDSC P002 Food Engineering 8 200
FDSC P003 Nutrition  8 200
BMGT P655 Agribusiness  6 150
AGRD P001 Food Production & Legislation
(i) CPSC P001 Food Production (4) (100)
(ii) FDSC P004 Food Legislation (4) 8 (100) 200
AGRD P002 Marketing, Economics, Administration & Mgt.
(i) MKT P619 Marketing (4) (100)
(ii) AERD P002 Economics (4) (100)
(iii) HRM P615 Administration and Management (2) 10 (50) 250
FDSC P005 Project  20 500

Total 

80 2,000
  • Course work will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations and assignments completed throughout the year. A minor thesis based on project work will be required.
  • The overall pass mark will be 40%; candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required subjects will be debarred from passing the examination. A pass mark must be obtained in the project.
  • The First Class Honours standard will be 70% and the Second Class Honours Standard 60%.
  • Candidates may only present for examination once. Exemption from this regulation may be granted for grave reasons by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agriculture.



AGMXF0011 MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) IN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (MSc(Agr)) /

AGHDF0002 HIGHER DIPLOMA IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT (HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE) (HDipRD)

A postgraduate programme leading to the Degree of MSc(Agr) in Humanitarian Assistance (Mode II) or to a Higher Diploma in Rural Development (Humanitarian Assistance) is offered by the Faculty through the Department of Agribusiness, Extension and Rural Development with the support of other Faculties in UCD and of a network of seven European Universities. The purpose of the course is to provide a postgraduate qualification for people who have worked or who intend to work in the area of humanitarian assistance and development.

Examination Format Credits  Marks
HUAS P001 Intensive Programme 5 125
General Programme
HUAS P002 International Humanitarian Law 5 125
HUAS P003 Medicine - Epidemiology 5 125
HUAS P005 Geopolitics  5 125
HUAS P006 Management  5 125
HUAS P014 Social Anthropology 5 125
Specialisation
HUAS P019 Introduction to Specialisation 1 25
HUAS P015 Development Issues and Strategies 8 200
HUAS P016 Communications  8 200
HUAS P017 Sociology of Development 4 100
HUAS P018 Relief to Development 4 100
HUAS P010   Research Project/Placement* 5 125

Total  

60 1,500

*For the MSc(Agr) degree programme this component will be replaced by a minor thesis which will account for 25 credits (625 marks)

The Pass standard for the Higher Diploma in Rural Development (Humanitarian Assistance) will be 40%, Second Class Honours 60% and First Class Honours 70%.

Pass mark for the MSc (Agr) Degree in Humanitarian Assistance will be 50%, Second Class Honours 60% and First Class Honours 70%. Candidates on the Master's Degree programme must obtain 50% in the course work component of the programme. Those obtaining between 40% and 49% on course work may be permitted to opt for the Higher Diploma.



AGMXF0008 MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) DEGREE IN PLANT PROTECTION (MSc(Agr))

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
AESC P001 Review of Plant Disease, Pest and Weed Problems 14 350
AESC P002 Properties and Use of Pesticides 14 350
AESC P003 Strategies for Pest and Disease Control 12 300
AESC P004 Special Topics and Assignments 12 300
AESC P005 Research Project 28 700
80 2,000
  • Course work will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations and assignments completed throughout the year. A minor thesis based on project work will be required.

  • The overall pass mark will be 40%; candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required subjects will be debarred from passing the examination. A pass mark must be obtained in the project.
  • The First Class Honours standard will be 70% and Second Class Honours 60%.
  • Candidates may only present for examination once. Exemption from this regulation may be granted for grave reasons by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agriculture.



AGMXP0001 MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE/

AGMXP0002 MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) DEGREE IN RURAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT (MODE II)

The modules, credits and marks for the MAgrSc/MSc(Agr) in Rural Environmental Conservation and Management (Mode II) will be as follows:

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
ERM P008 Module 1 Soils, Nutrients and Environmental Management 8 200
ERM P009 Module 2 Farm Buildings and the Environment 8 200
ERM P017 Module 3 Rural Planning, Environmental Law and International Agreements 4 100
ERM P011 Module 4 Archaeological and Cultural Heritage 4 100
ERM P012 Module 5 Conservation and Management of Rural Ecosystems 10 250
ERM P019 Module 6 Evaluation, Conservation and Management of Rural Habitats 8 200
ERM P020 Module 7 Computing Techniques 6 150
ERM P021 Thesis  32 800

Total  

80 2,000

The overall pas mark will be 40%. Candidates who obtain less than 30% in any one of the required subjects will be debarred from passing the examination.

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%



AGHDP0004 HIGHER DIPLOMA IN URBAN FORESTRY/ARBORICULTURE

The Higher Diploma programme consists of course work and a minor project. The subjects, credits and marks for the Higher Diploma Examination will be as follows:

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
HORT P001 Tree Establishment  12 300
HORT P002 Tree Management 12 300
HORT P003 Arboricultural Research, Policy and Law 10 250
AERD P001 Communications  4 100
HORT P004 Special Topics and Assignments 12 300
HORT P005 Project  10 250
60 1,500

The overall pass mark will be 40%: candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required subjects will be debarred from passing the examination.

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%

The Higher Diploma may be awarded in one year. Alternatively, candidates who obtain at least 60% in the Higher Diploma Examination may opt to change their registration to a Masters Degree Programme.



AGMXP0019 MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE/

AGMXP0020 MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) IN URBAN FORESTRY/ARBORICULTURE (MODE II)

The Master’s Degree programme consists of course work and a minor thesis. The subjects, credits and marks for the Master’s Degree will be as follows:

Code  Course Title  Credits Marks
HORT P001 Tree Establishment 12 300
HORT P002 Tree Management 12 300
HORT P003 Arboricultural Research, Policy and Law 10 250
AERD P001 Communications 4 100
HORT P004 Special Topics and Assignments 12 300
HORT P006 Research Thesis 30 750
80 2,000

The overall pass mark will be 40%: candidates who obtain less than 30% in any of the required subjects will be debarred from passing the examination.

First Class Honours: 70%
Second Class Honours: 60%