Programme Description

Programme Description

University of Malta

Institute of Earth Systems

Diploma in Agriculture
(Dip. Agric.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2019)


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AGR1400 EU Policy and Rural Affairs 6 ECTS
AGR1403 Principles of Farm Management 6 ECTS
AGR1700 Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management 6 ECTS
AGR2016 Good Agricultural Practice 6 ECTS

Elective Units

(Choose ONE Elective Study-unit in accordance with the note below):

AGR1500 Crop Production Systems 6 ECTS
AGR1600 Livestock Production Systems 6 ECTS

Students taking the Animal Science Elective Stream in Semester 2, should follow the study-unit AGR1500 in Semester 1.

Students taking the Agronomy and Plant Production or the Herb Science Elective Streams in Semester 2, should follow the study unit AGR1600 in Semester 1.

Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

AGR2900 Food Technology 6 ECTS
AGR2015 Agricultural Project 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units

Choose ONE Elective Stream from the following:

Elective Stream I: Animal Science

AGR2650 Ruminant Production 6 ECTS
AGR2651 Non-Ruminant Production 6 ECTS
AGR2652 Poultry Production 6 ECTS

Elective Stream II: Agronomy and Plant Production.

RFS2550 Introduction to Field Crop Production 6 ECTS
AGR2551 Horticultural Crops 6 ECTS
AGR2552 Crop Pests and Diseases 6 ECTS

Elective Stream III: Herb Science

AGR2560 Systematics, Conservation and Ethnobotany 6 ECTS
AGR2561 Phytochemistry: Production, Processing and Standardisation 6 ECTS
AGR2562 Herb Utilisation 6 ECTS

Total Number of Credits for this year: 60 Credits

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Diploma in Agriculture – Dip. Agric. – under the auspices of the Institute of Earth Systems.
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
Last Updated: 7 October 2019
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.