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Agriculture (Precision Crop Technology)

University Centre Bishop Burton

UCAS Code: T43F | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,C,D

80 UCAS points in a relevant Level 3 Access to HE Diploma

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Agriculture

Precision Crop Technology is widely accepted as the future of UK and Global Farming, helping farmers optimize inputs to feed a growing global population. Students will be taught about data sensors, connected devices and remote-control tools to ensure they are technology ready for employment. The programme aims to optimize field-level management with regard to crop science (by matching farming practices more closely to crop needs e.g. fertilizer inputs) and environmental protection (by reducing environmental risks and footprint of farming e.g. limiting leaching of nitrogen).

A key component of this programme’s approach is the use of information technology and a wide array of items such as GPS guidance, control systems, sensors, robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, variable rate technology, controlled traffic farming, GPS-based soil sampling, automated hardware, telematics, and associated software. Students will make use of satellite technology allowing realtime management of crops and fields, which helps to monitor and reduce the environmental impact of farming.

Precision crop technology as a crop management concept has the potential to address many of the increasing environmental, economic and public pressures on arable farming. Benefits are attained due to increased yields and/or reduced costs through the efficient use of resources, preparing graduates to contribute to the wider goal of sustainable intensification. This programme reaffirms that precision crop technology graduates can play an important role in the UK to meet the increasing demand for food, feed, and raw materials while delivering sustainable intensification. Across both levels 4 and 5 a broad spectrum of modules will be delivered to ensure the graduates have the key attributes to go into higher level graduate roles or prepare them to go on to level 6 study.

The programme sets out to produce graduates who will be the farmers of the future. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to develop and run adaptable, innovative, sustainable and successful business ventures within the agriculture sector. The programme sets out to future proof the students for the ever-changing agricultural sector.

Modules

You will study;
Crop production
Plant and soil science
Mechanisation
Advanced mechanisation
Agricultural and the environment
Research and analysis

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Riseholme

Bishop Burton

Department:

Agriculture

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