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Agribusiness Technologies

Language of instruction

lithuanian

Qualification degree and (or) qualification to be awarded

Professional Bachelor of Agriculture Sciences

Place of delivery

Kaunas, Pramonės pr. 20

Institution that has carried out assessment

Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre

Institution that has performed accreditation, accreditation term

Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras, 8/31/2023

Data provided or updated (date)

5/18/2020

Order on accreditation

SV6-36
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Summary of the Profile

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. Grow plants and breed animals according to different technologies; to analyse possibilities of technology selection;
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, Agriculture, Environment Protection, Crop Production Technologies, Agricultural Engineering and Safety, Plants Protection, 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: Technological Internship, Professional Internship 1, Professional Internship 2, Professional Internship 3, Final Professional Internship.
Professional Bachelor Thesis – 11 credits.

Specialisations:
1. 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.
2. Specialisation. Sustainable farm management – 21 credits:
Bioeconomics, Precision Agriculture, Agricultural Information Management Systems, Mobility Application for Data Collected and Visualization, Specialisation Internship 2.
3. 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: Optional courses subjects – 9 credits: Career Planning / Methodology of Applied Research, Environmental protection management / Agro-Innovations and Food Technology, Decorative Horticulture and Floriculture/Beekeeping, From the List of Freely Elective Courses offered by Kauno kolegija.

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 acquire knowledge and skills to establish and organize business of horticulture, gardening, commodity production and ecological farming in private and state sectors.

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.