FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

CONTENTS

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 Impact 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))(Mode II) Higher Diploma in Rural Development(HDipRD)

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 (Agriculture) Degree in Rural Environmental Conservation and Management (Mode II)

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











FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE


BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE 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 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.

 

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 toto 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 2007 Applied Plant Biology 6 150
CPSC 2004 Agricultural Climatology & Meteorology 2 50
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 2015 Food Science and Technology 6 150
ENGT 2009 Literature Research Project 2 50
ENGT 2007 Surveying 2 50
ENGT 2014 Computer & Manufacturing Technology 6 150
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 imit 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 1,200

AGBDF0005

III. Agribusiness and Rural Development
Credits Marks
AERD 3001 Business Law 2 50
AERD 3012 Computer Analysis 6 150
AERD 3003 Co-operatives 2 50
AERD 3013 Farm Business Management I 6 150
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 3013 Literature Review Project 2 50
AESC; 3012 Diversity in the Rural Landscape 8 200
AESC 3011 Applied Zoology II 8 200
AESC 3004 Plant Pathology 6 150
AESC 3007 Agrichemicals and Plants 4 100
AESC 3201 Professional Work Experience 12  
ANSC 3012 Fundementals of Biotechnology 2 50
ANSC 3009 Animal Husbandy II 8 200
FOR 4005 Experimental Design 4 100
SLSC 3001 Soil Science II 6 150
60 1,200

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 3012 Computer Analysis 6 150
ENGT 3007 Computer Programming 2 50
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 ,1200

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 1,200

AGBDF0013

X. Forestry WIT Transfer
Credits Marks
AERD 2001 Agribusiness 6 150
AERD 3010 Communications III 4 100
AESC 2004 Plant Physiology 4 100
FOR 2006 Forest Biometrics 4 100
FOR 3008 Silviculture II 8 200
FOR 3010 Remote Sensing and GIS 4 100
FOR 3011 Forest Inventory & Biometrics 4 100
FOR 3100 Electives 6 150
INDM 2005 Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
SLSC 2002 Soil Science I 6 150
FOR 3202 Professional Work Experience 8  
60 1,300

AGBDF0014

XI. Forestry GMIT Transfer
Credits Marks
FDSC 2006 Agricultural Chemistry IV 4 100
AESC 3006 Forest Protection 6 150
AESC 2004 Plant Physiology 4 100
FOR 3006 Forest Management 4 100
FOR 3008 Silviculture II 8 200
FOR 3010 Remote Sensing and GIS 4 100
FOR 3011 Forest Inventory & Biometrics 4 100
FOR 3100 Electives 6 150
INDM 2005 Agricultural Microbiology 6 150
SLSC 2002 Soil Science I 6 150
FOR 3202 Professional Work Experience 8  
60 1,300


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 4013 E-Business 2 50
AERD 4004 Agricultural Marketing and Trade 4 100
AERD 4005 Agricultural Policy II 8 200
AERD 4006 Communications II 6 150
AERD 4007 Enterprise Development 4 100
AERD 4014 Farm Business Management II 6 150
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
ERM 4003 Environmental Impact Assessment 4 100
ERM 4005 Environmental Management 8 200
ERM 4006 Soil and Water Management 8 200
AESC 4051 Project 12 300
EESC 4400 Electives 12 300
Four of the following courses
AESC 4004 Wildlife Management 4 100
AESC 4005 Epidemiology and Zoonoses 4 100
AESC 4008 Molecular Biology and the Environment 4 100
AESC 4007 Plant Disease management 4 100
60 1,500

AGBDF0007

V. Food Science
Credits/td> 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 PO12 Forest Harvesting & Forest Economics 8 200
FOR PO13 Forest Policy and Forest Management 8 200
FOR PO19 Tree Anatomy and Physiology 8 200
AERD P001 Communications 4 100
FOR P006 Project 10 250
FOR 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%
Candidates who obtain at least 50% in the Higher Diploma Examination will be elegible to proceed to the MAgrSc or MSc(Agr) in Rural Environmental Conservation and Management.



AGHDP0004 HIGHER DIPLOMA IN URBAN FORESTRY/ARBORICULTURE

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
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 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.



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/AGMXP0012 MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE/MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) DEGREE IN FORESTRY (MODE II)(MAgrSc;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 P019 Tree Anatomy and 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 /AGMXP0004 (FT), AGMXP0004/AGMXP0013 (PT) MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE/MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE) DEGREE IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT (MAgrSc/MSc(Agr))(Mode II) 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).



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
Code Course Title Credits Marks
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))(Mode II)

Code Course Title Credits Marks
AFEN P001 Process Engineering Principles 8 200
ENGT P001 Product and Process Development 12 300
ENGT P011 Project and Research Methods 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


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


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

Code Course Title Credits Marks
FDSC P006 Food Chemistry I & II 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, Personnel(Human Resource Management) and Finance
(i) MKT P619 Marketing (4) (100)
(ii) AERD P002 Economics (4) (100)
(iii) HRM P615 Personnel (Human Resource Management) and Finance (2) 10 (50) 250
FDSC P005 Project 20 500

Total

80 2,000


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

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


AGMXP0001/AGMXP0002 MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE/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 pass 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%


AGMXP0019/AGMXP0020 MASTER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE/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%