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Course Details

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurship in Horticulture

Course code: BN419 Entry Route into programme:
  • Appropriate Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
Duration: 1 year
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: Direct to ITB
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body:                         Technological University Dublin  


This course is not being offered in the forthcoming academic year.

For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1000 or e-mail:

Minimum Entry Requirements

This unique one-year Level 8 add-on programme is open to Level 7 graduates in Horticulture and related disciplines. It is a multidisciplinary programme that aims to develop not only core horticulture competencies but also essential knowledge and skills to recognise and pursue business and social oppurtunities. Students entering the programme will be expected to develop both the technical and commercial aspects of their idea over two semesters.

Course Structure

The programme will provide access to hot‐desks, design labs, enterprise expertise and horticultural facilities to build prototypes and develop your fledgling business.

Relate theory to practice through a number of taught workshop‐style modules in, innovation, finance, sales, marketing, intellectual property and operations. Emphasis on indoor and outdoor problem‐solving activities designed to unlock your creative potential and enhance your team‐working and leadership skills.

Progress to one‐year MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship and commercialise your idea.

Based on prior discipline, students will be advised as to the choice of their discipline‐specific modules.

Course Content

Semester 1
  • New Venture Development 1
  • Final Year Project 1 : Design & Analysis
  • Creativity , Innovation & Teamwork
  • Enterprise & Operations
  • Sales & Marketing


  • Discipline Specific Elective Module 1
Semester 2
  • New Venture Development 2
  • Final Year Project 2 : Implementation
  • New Venture Finance
  • Legal , IP & Commercialisation
  • Arboriculture 2


  • Discipline Specific Elective Module 2

How to Apply ?

This course is not being offered in the academic year starting September 2015.

For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1000 or e-mail:

For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1000 or e-mail:

What our students say...

“I chose this course as I liked how the course is varied covering all aspects of horticulture from the basics like ‘soil science’ and ‘plant nutrition’ to ‘start and manage your own business’ and industry placement. The newly constructed horticulture facility is a great resource and has all industry standard equipment such as the new computer controlled irrigation system installed in 2016. In second year, we do work placement which is a fantastic opportunity to experience the commercial reality of life in the horticulture industry. Don’t be afraid of getting your hands
dirty, this is a very practical course that’s not too difficult especially if you are interested in the subject.”

Shane Halpin
Horticulture Student

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