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Animal Biotechnology

Course Description
The aim of this course is to upskill existing science graduates and provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, specifically in the area of animal production.

Graduates of the Certificate in Animal Biotechnology will gain an understanding of areas such as animal genetics, selective breeding and lineage traceability, and how molecular biology can be applied in the construction of genetically modified organisms within the animal setting.

Who Should Apply?
This course will provide learners with an extended skills set which shall lead to greater employment opportunities in the agricultural sector. It will be of interest to those already working in the sector and who wish to broaden their skills base.

Entry requirements

Minimum of second class honours degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Food Science or related discipline.

Applicants with relevant experience who do not meet the academic entry requirements may also apply.

International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Duration

1 year
Learners will be required to attend DkIT one half-day per week in addition to being available for some occasional practical or field classes on other days.

Further enquiries

Dr. Arjan Van Rossum
Head of Department of Applied Sciences, School of Health and Science
t 042 9370265
e arjan.vanrossum@dkit.ie

Subjects taught

Modules taught are
→ Animal Genetics
→ Animal Biotechnology

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Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Application date

Apply online Visit www.dkit.ie/partime for information on how to enrol online for this course or see Application weblink below.

Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee. Apply by 14th September 2018.

Course fee

€1,275

Enrolment and start dates

Starting Date September 2018

Registration for a part-time course at DkIT could not be easier. Just click on www.dkit.ie/parttime to search for your course and follow the 'How To Apply' instructions on the course page.

Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee.

Applicants must notify the Lifelong Learning Centre in writing in the event of your withdrawal from any course for any reason.

If you have any questions about registering for a course, contact our Lifelong Learning Team on E parttime@dkit.ie or call us on T +353 (0)42 9370 290.

Or Attend our Information Evening on 11th September 2018

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