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Certificate in Soils and Digital Agriculture

Course Points
Course Duration
1 year
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
10 Places
Course Start Date
Tuesday 24th September 2024 17.30 hrs online

Two great reasons to consider this course

  • This is a collaborative programme delivered jointly with Teagasc at Ballyhaise Agricultural College.
  • This programme provides the opportunity to develop new skills and keep pace with ongoing advancements in the area of soil science and digital agriculture.

Course Summary

This 2 semester, 10-credit programme has been developed in collaboration with Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College. This programme is targeted at holders of level 7 qualifications in Agriculture and related areas and it will cover the key in-demand subjects of Applied Soil Science and Digital Agriculture.

Important notice about this course


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 10th September OR until all places are taken whichever comes first.

Upon completion of this course, graduates of this programme will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge in the area of applied soil science, related to open innovations in agriculture.
  • The ability to apply new advances in digital agriculture to the area of sustainable farming and technologies.
  • A strong skills base in soil analysis, while focussing on applied aspects in the area of digital agriculture.

The course will be delivered via live online lectures on one evening per week and recorded lectures on one evening per week. In addition, students will attend DkIT for Saturday workshops.  

Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course. Basic IT skills essential

Total Course fee is €700.

Tuition fees payment schedule for programme is as follows:

  • Instalment 1: Accept Offer Fee €200 (non-refundable)
  • Instalment 2: €500 payable by 31st October

The minimum entry requirement for the level 8 major award is a level 7 major award in agriculture/ animal science/ crop science or a cognate area. Graduates of other disciplines will be assessed for entry through the Recognition of Prior Learning process on an individual case-by-case basis. Candidates may be interviewed.

Dr Siobhan Jordan (Acting Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health)

Geraldine O'Connor (Head of Part-time Programmes, School of Health and Science)

Course ID DK_SSDAG_8
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 8
Duration 1 year
Fees €700
Starting Date Tuesday 24th September 2024 17.30 hrs online
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).