BSEN30210 Precision Agriculture

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module focuses on the principles and theories that underpin the concept of Precision Agriculture. The students will be introduced to the toolbox of technologies (e.g. Geographical Positioning, PC-Tractor-Implement Communication, Remote and Proximal Sensing, Variable Rate Technology, Yield Mapping) that enable Precision Agriculture, and the theory of how they are used. The technologies will be considered in the context of Irish, European and world agriculture, and how they can be best put to use for gaining environmental and economic benefits for farmers.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

- explain the principle, function and operation of precision agriculture technologies
- advise on how to introduce precision agriculture technology to a farm
- evaluate the potential of specific precision agriculture technologies

Indicative Module Content:

Technologies and technical systems:
- Geographical Positioning
- PC-Tractor-Implement Communication
- Remote and Proximal Sensing
- Variable Rate Technology
- Yield Mapping

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
- Lectures
- Online learning
- Directed reading
- Student presentations 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Oral presentation Week 12 n/a Graded No


Examination: Examination of knowledge related outcomes 2 hour End of Trimester Exam Yes Graded Yes


Assignment: Report Writing Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback on final exam and report if requested.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 11:00 - 12:50