Digital Agriculture

The Digital Agriculture module suite is 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. Module topics include crop science and production, botany, organic agriculture, introduction to animal science, numerical methods for agriculture and so much more.

About Digital Agriculture

Listen to Dr. Dimitrios Argyropoulos, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, speaking about key trends in digital agriculture, the importance of transformation in the agricultural production process through rising role of automation and the skills required in the area. 

"Digital agriculture is the integration of new and advanced technologies into crop and livestock farming systems to enable farmers and other professionals in the sector to improve food production.

For the implementation of Digital Agriculture four components are of high interest: the internet of things, cloud computing, big data analytics and artificial intelligence, and robotics"

Accredited digital transformation courses

delivered by UCD, ATU Sligo and TU Dublin

About Digital Agriculture

Digital Agriculture 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 2024
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fee

Precision Live Stock Management

Delivered by University College Dublin

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

  • Starts January 2024
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fee

Sensors and Sensing Systems

Delivered by University College Dublin

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

  • Starts January 2024
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fee

Optical Sensing Technology

Delivered by University College Dublin

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

  • Starts January 2024
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fee

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 2024
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fee

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 2024
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875.00 EU Fee

Hyperspectral Imaging

Delivered by University College Dublin

Basic principles, practice and applications of hyperspectral imaging.

  • Starts September 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875.00 EU Fees

Advances in Crop Mechanisation

Delivered by UCD

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

  • Starts September 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875.00 EU Fees

Soil Science Basics

Delivered by University College Dublin

Basic introduction to soil science.

  • Starts September 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fees

Land Use & Environment

Delivered by University College Dublin

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

  • Starts September 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 7
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fees

Agricultural Botany

Delivered by Digital Agriculture

Basic plant science with the objectives of plant production systems.

  • Starts September 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fees

Organic Agriculture

Delivered by University College Dublin

Overview of the main concepts of organic farming.

  • Starts September 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 8
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fees

Cereal Production

Delivered by University College Dublin

Overview of Cereal Production.

  • Starts September 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 5 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Module
  • Course Fees: €875 EU Fees

MSc Digital Agriculture (Full Time)

Delivered by University College Dublin

Address the complexities of developing and managing digital technology.

  • Starts September 2023
  • Blended Teaching
  • 90 Credits
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Course Option Full-Time
  • Course Fees: €8,830.00 EU Fee

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

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