|Module-specific competence: ||An agrology student must individually complete a total of 30 credits of optional studies.|
Available elective studies in agricultural industries, in the form of optional in-depth studies in the field of plant and livestock production, comprise a total of 60 credits. These credits are allocated to the study units NM13VP13 Plant production (30 credits) with the courses NM13VP01 NM13VP10, and NM13HP Livestock production (30 credits) with the courses NM13HP01 - NM13HP05.
30 credits of either plant production or livestock production is recommended to support personal profiling, but courses within the two subjects can also be combined.
It is also possible, following standard criteria, to replace optional vocational studies with other vocational studies at the university or at other universities in Finland or abroad.
The individual course choices regarding optional vocational studies are normally made in Winha.
The optional further studies in the field of livestock production aim to combine basic knowledge with practical applications. Basic scientific understanding makes it possible on a case-by-case basis to plan and choose correct measures.
In livestock production and ethics, students should specialise in different animal species so that they deepen their knowledge of different branches of production and factors that influence production. Students should know and understand the natural behaviour of livestock and how this affects the methodology of animal husbandry and productivity.