Animal Sciences - Welfare and Production

Bachelor's degree in Steinkjer

Farming and livestock production faces significant and interesting challenges. Solid and relevant competence is very important to solve them. This programme is suited for persons who want to have a livestock-related job, either as an advisor, teacher and instructor, in livestock housing and production planning or in public administration. The programme is also suited for persons planning on keeping their own livestock animals.

Programme description

Farming and livestock production faces significant and interesting challenges. Solid and relevant competence is very important to solve them. This programme is suited for persons who want to have a livestock-related job, either as an advisor, teacher and instructor, in livestock housing and production planning or in public administration. The programme is also suited for persons planning on keeping their own livestock animals.

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Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification. Norwegian language proficiency. This programme is only taught in Norwegian. If you do not meet the Norwegian language proficiency requirements, you do not qualify for admission. View general admission and documentation requirements.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, the candidate:

Knowledge:

  • have thorough knowledge of livestock anatomy and physiology, health, welfare and production
  • have thorough knowledge of production economy and construction solutions in livestock production contexts
  • have thorough knowledge of public laws and regulations that are important to livestock keeping
  • is familiar with important research and development work in livestock production and is able to update his or her knowledge of agriculture

Skills:

  • can apply professional knowledge and results from research and development work to agricultural issues
  • can reflect upon how livestock farming should be conducted in order to achieve good animal welfare and good financial results
  • can locate, assess and apply academic knowledge to inform agricultural issues
  • can apply different tools to analyse, plan and present optimal operation plans for different kinds of livestock animals

General competences:

  • has thorough knowledge and understanding of professional and ethical issues related to animal welfare and production
  • can plan and conduct various larger assignments, alone or as member of a group, in keeping with ethical norms and standards
  • can collect, quality assure and apply relevant information to professional contexts and present this to others
  • can exchange views and experiences in a professional community and through that contribute to the eveloping of profitable livestock keeping based on good animal welfare
  • is familiar with innovation and innovation processes and can apply this knowledge onto optimalisation of agricultural activities

Job opportunities

This programme qualifies candidates to hold positions on consultant and middle management levels in private as well as public organisations where theoretical competence as well as practical knowledge of livestock-related issues is required.  

Further education

This programme qualifies candidates to apply for the MSc programme in Biosciences or Nordic Master in Sustainable Production and Utilization of Marine Bioresources at Nord University. For admission at MSc programme in Bioscience, an additional course in mathematics/statistics is required. The programme is also suited for those wanting to pursue relevant masters degrees at other institutions in Norway as well as abroad.

Study abroad

Would you like to spend a semester abroad at a foreign institution? For students of the study programme Animal Sciences - Welfare and Production it is advisable to go abroad in the fourth semester. Relevant exchange institutions can be found in Sweden (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), The Netherlands, and USA.  

For more information on the process, you can contact Jose de Pool, advisor for study exchange.

For more information on all our partner institutions, visit Utvekslingsavtaler (nord.no)

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Application deadline and admission

Application deadline No international admission
ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Scope Full time
Teaching language Norwegian
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Steinkjer

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline No international admission

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