The course consists of a combination of formal course work and a period of practical learning. The formal course work is split 50:50 (approx) between practical/ skills training and classroom (theoretical) sessions. The course consists of a range of mandatory and elective modules. Students choose a cluster of elective modules in one of the following specialisms: dairy production, drystock production, machinery and crop production.
This programme provides students with education and training to work within the area of Agricultural Mechanisation and Technology. The focus of this programme is firmly on the provision of skilled technicians for the farm machinery industry in Ireland. The programme is suited to those with an interest in understanding and learning about Agricultural Machinery. It is suitable to those people who prefer hands on learning with the aim to provide a good balance of therotical and practical education in the Agricultural Machinery Industry.
To equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and capabilities for the role of dairy herd technician/manager on their home farm or as an employed farm technician, herd manager.
Aim of the course:
To equip the graduate with knowledge, skills and capabilities for a role as herd / flock manager or farm technician. Graduates of this course may also seek employment opportunities in the broader agri-food sector.
Equip the graduate with the knowledge and skills required for working in the farm machinery industry such as agricultural contractors, fabricators and machinery sales, and running an agricultural contracting business.