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|Professional Bachelor of Agriculture Sciences
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|Kaunas, Pramonės pr. 20
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| Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre
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|Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras, 8/31/2023
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General Description: Objective(s) of a study programme: The aim of the programme is to prepare professional bachelors of agricultural sciences who are able to plan, organize and manage the activity of specialized farm in accordance with the principles of sustainable farming, to select and implement plant growing and animal husbandry technologies, to organize realization of agricultural production, to assure the quality of agricultural products, to establish an enterprise and to apply creatively to the changes of the labor market.
Learning outcomes: Study programme graduates:
1. Possess knowledge and abilities required to make rational decisions to create agribusiness and solve technological tasks.
2. Grasp general agricultural policy, the legal framework related to the planning of agricultural territories, the implementation of agricultural activities and rural development projects.
3. Analyse technologies applied in crop production and livestock farms and provide suggestions for the improvement of the activities of agricultural entities and for implementation of innovations.
4. Evaluate the environment of agricultural businesses and business establishment (development) possibilities;
5. Plan and organise continuous work process in a specialised enterprise to organise agricultural production storage, to assure quality and diversify realisation.
6. Collect and analyse farm data, use computer farm management programmes to plan and organise sustainable farm activities.
7. Select applied research methods and methodologies for conducting applied research, experiments / tests.
8. Apply specialised laboratory equipment and software to solve the problems of agricultural product quality and sustainable farm management.
9. Evaluate the environment of horticultural and agricultural business and product market and assess the competitive environment and product market in this business sector.
10. Apply the principles of precision farming in crop production technologies using remote sensing methods, GIS systems, register data and databases.
11. Identify insurance risks and evaluate insurance product indicators, carry out client service process.
12. Develop a holistic approach to conserve natural resources through the adoption of socially responsible and cost-effective professional decisions.
13. Develop abilities necessary for planning labour time, constant professional development, innovation search and readiness for life-long learning.
14. Present team and individual projects, works and ideas, understand the impact of agricultural activities on society and sustainable environment, demonstrate independence, constantly improve qualifications and adhere to the norms of professional ethics.
Activities of teaching and learning: Explanation, seminar, discussion, case study, integrated self-study project, course projects, practical works, professional activity practices, applied research, scientific literature analysis, articles.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements: Write an exam, testing with closed and / or open tasks, report and defense of internships and laboratory work, report of self-study or team course paper, written work and oral presentations, professional bachelor thesis and its defense.
Framework: Study subjects (modules), practical training:
General subjects of study – 15 credits:
Foreign Language (English, Russian), Information Technologies, Social Psychology Professional Language.
Subjects of the study field – 135 credits:
Basics of Economics, Agrochemistry and Plants Protections, Agriculture, Agroecology and Environmental Protection, Crop Production Technologies, Agricultural Engineering and Safety, Methodology of Applied Research, Project Management for Agriculture, Agricultural and Rural Development Policy, Agribusiness, Horticulture and Olericulture Technologies, Livestock Technologies, Basics of Geographic Information System, Crop Products Storage and Quality Control, Agricultural, Food Product Marketing and Trade, Agrarian Territory Planning, Agricultural Accounting and Finance, Planning and Organisation of Agricultural Business, Basics of Law, Risk Management in Agrarian Sector.
Practical Training – 33 credits:
Traineeship of crop production and livestock technologies, Professional Internship of mechanization and automation of agricultural production, Professional Internship of horticultural and olericultural technologies, Professional Internship of agribusiness development, Final Professional Internship.
Professional Bachelor Thesis – 11 credits.
Optional courses: Specialisations:
Specialisation. Horticulture and Gardening Marketable Production – 21 credits: Production Management of Garden and Kitchen Garden Products, Garden and Kitchen Garden Plant Protection, Garden and Kitchen Garden Product Quality and Its Control, Mechanisation of Horticultural and Olericultural Works, Specialisation Internship 1.
Specialisation. Sustainable farm management – 21 credits: Basics of Bioeconomics, Precision Agriculture, Agricultural Information Management Systems, Mobility Application for Data Collected and Visualization, Specialisation Internship 2.
Specialisation. Agrarian Sector Insurance – 21 credits: Insurance Service Market, Insurance Service and Product Sales, Organisation of Insurance Activities, Insurance Service Management, Specialisation Internship 3.
Optional courses subjects – 9 credits: Career Planning, Environmental protection management / Agro-Innovations and Food Technology, Decorative Horticulture and Floriculture/Beekeeping, From the List of Freely Elective Courses offered by Kaunas University of Applied Sciences.
Distinctive features of a study programme: Studies are student – centred, based on specific practical tasks, applying the latest technologies; also based on teamwork, problem solving, basics of actual practical skills and research, promoting professional thinking, and rational application of theoretical knowledge in practice.
Access to professional activity or further study: Access to professional activity: The graduates will be able to work in the agribusiness sector, agricultural commodity production and processing enterprises, agricultural related private, state and non-governmental organizations, agricultural advisory institutions, to establish and develop their own farms.
Access to further study: Graduates who have completed supplementary studies or requirements set by the higher school of education have the right to study upon the second cycle master's degree programme in Lithuanian or foreign universities.