This Postgraduate Diploma in Bioeconomy with Business is a flexible, one-year, part-time blended, distance-learning programme designed to enable upskilling of those in the workplace and those seeking to engage in further study.
The Bioeconomy is one of the largest sectors in Europe encompassing agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, bio-energy and bio-based products. With a current annual turnover of 2 trillion euro on track to generate 1 million extra high quality jobs by 2030 driven by the transition to a low carbon economy.
The programme will be co-delivered by an interdisciplinary team, from IT Tralee, UCD and Teagasc. Students will gain a critical understanding of the concepts and frameworks of the Bioeconomy from technological, environmental, social and business perspectives. Students will explore primary production, sustainable processing, biotechnology, new product development, supply chain dynamics, innovation, business models, funding, collaboration and policy. Innovative pedagogies (peer-to-peer learning, action learning, professional and work-based learning, site visits and case studies) will be applied.