Dairy Systems

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dairy Systems

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This undergraduate course targets students specialising in Dairy Science and addresses Dairy Systems. It consists of lectures, research seminars, practicals and field trips including a visit to a processing plant. The specific Dairy Farm System components addressed in this module include: dairy farm system definition, grass-based dairy systems, TMR systems, winter milk production, Irish farm systems, international farm systems, farm system appraisal, modeling milk production systems, Irish models, international models, model application (e.g. EBI), policy, policy interaction with system, farm layout and infrastructure, milking parlour infrastructure and function, energy efficiency and Teagasc Wetland Research programme.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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