Soil Science Basics

This module is a basic introduction to soil science. Themes are: Soil Functions, Soil Components, Soil Structure, Soil Biology, Soil Water, Soils of Ireland, Soils of the World, Soil Colloids, Soil Acidity, Soil Nutrients, Soils and Climate

Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience.

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N.B Required pre-requisitions CHEM00020 - Introductory Chemistry (Ag), CHEM10010 - Intro to Biomolecules, CHEM10040 - The Molecular World, CHEM10050 - Basis of Organic & Biol Chem, CHEM10060 - Phys & Inorg Chem

On successful completion of this module, the student is expected to be able to

1. the nature of soil, its constituents and how they are organised,

2. the main terms used to describe soil, and the major physical and chemical processes that have occurred during its formation and continue today.

3. Students will have been introduced to the role of soils in productive agriculture and other land management systems, and the contribution of soil management to sustainable production systems.

4. Practical skills in observing soil materials, and in describing them from a constrained technical

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

Yes, if you complete this module it can be credited as part of the  MSc in Digtal Agriculture Full Time  or MSc in Digital Agriculture Part Time. 

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