Digital Agriculture

Accredited digital transformation courses

delivered by UCD, ATU Sligo and TU Dublin

About Digital Agriculture

This programme consists of a suite of modules aimed at students and industry professionals who wish to build their knowledge and skills-base to address the complexities of developing, deploying, and managing digital technology in the agriculture sector. With a focus on design, numeracy and hardware and software technology, our students are committed and engaged with agricultural production, and specifically technology to enhance efficiency, sustainability, and reliability. Technologies of interest range from data science methods, artificial intelligence, computer systems, networks, data management and sensors through machinery systems to precision agriculture.

CPD modules & degrees in this course theme

Precision Agriculture

Delivered by University College Dublin

Principles and theories that underpin the concept of Precision Agriculture.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875

Precision Live Stock Management

Delivered by University College Dublin

Principles and theories that underpin the concept of precision livestock management .

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Sensors and Sensing Systems

Delivered by University College Dublin

Principles and theories that underpin the concept of precision livestock management .

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875

Optical Sensing Technology

Delivered by University College Dublin

Understand the basic principles, practice and applications of optical spectroscopic sensing.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Numerical Methods for Agriculture

Delivered by University College Dublin

Apply numerical methods to solving a range of problems.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875

Intro to Animal Science

Delivered by University College Dublin

An introduction to the study of Animal Science.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €875

Intro to Crop Science

Delivered by University College Dublin

An overview of crop production globally and in Ireland.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €875

Principles of Crop Science

Delivered by University College Dublin

Crop production systems, concepts and considers various factors involved in crop production.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875

Fundamentals of Arable Crop Production

Delivered by University College Dublin

Fundamentals of Arable Crop Production.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875

Climate, Carbon and Soil

Delivered by University College Dublin

Challenges that climate change presents to agriculture and other land uses.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875

Soil Resources

Delivered by University College Dublin

Soils, descriptions, nature and diversity of soil organisms plus the response of soils to management practices.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

Root & Alternative Crop Production

Delivered by University College Dublin

Production and utilisation of a range crops such as potatoes, oilseed rape, faba beans and fodder crops.

  • Starts January 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Hyperspectral Imaging

Delivered by University College Dublin

Basic principles, practice and applications of hyperspectral imaging.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Advances in Crop Mechanisation

Delivered by UCD

Understand and become critically aware of the basic principles, practice and applications of hyperspectral imaging.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875.00

Soil Science Basics

Delivered by University College Dublin

Basic introduction to soil science.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875

Land Use & Environment

Delivered by University College Dublin

Overview of key environmental challenges exploring the potential impacts of these on human populations.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Fees: €875

Agricultural Botany

Delivered by Digital Agriculture

Basic plant science with the objectives of plant production systems.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875

Organic Agriculture

Delivered by University College Dublin

Overview of the main concepts of organic farming.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Fees: €875

Cereal Production

Delivered by University College Dublin

Overview of Cereal Production.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: €875

MSc Digital Agriculture (Full Time)

Delivered by University College Dublin

Address the complexities of developing and managing digital technology.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 90 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: Contact us

MSc Digital Agriculture (Part Time)

Delivered by University College Dublin

Address the complexities of developing and managing digital technology.

  • Starts September 2022
  • Blended Teaching
  • 90 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Fees: Contact us

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Taught by academic experts

Learn from 3 of Ireland’s leading universities with world renowned academic staff.

Accredited qualifications aligned to NFQ

Our courses and modules range from levels 6 to 9 on the NFQ framework.

A wide range of study areas

Select from 11 key themes across Digital Transformation.

Partnered with Industry Partners

Our corporate network is innovative and expansive across many sectors.

Flexible Study Options

Choose from a range of online, on-campus and blended learning modes designed to suit your needs.

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