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Pig Production Technology

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Certificate / Diploma Short course Dronten

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Learn how to create a farm design and technical implementation plan with all aspects applicable for your local situation with the study "Pig production technology"
Course description The programme is designed for people working in the pig house design, farm managers and people working in advisory services. The programme contains assignments on farm level, applied lectures and practical training, leading to the correct lay out of a farm house for your local situation. This will lead to improved technical/economic results. This requires insight in the housing -, climate control- and feeding systems applicable for your situation. This implies that one should be aware of applicable production standards and using them in an appropriate way. Knowledge on farm lay-out and theory of climate control and feeding systems is also necessary to draw conclusions concerning the optimal performance of the farm. The focus also implies that one should be a discussion partner for stakeholders like managers, technical sales staff and constructors. (understand, advice and optimize in different professional situations). A technical lay-out plan for a pig farm is written.
Study subjects The study is including theoretical and practical subjects related to: • Pig farm lay-out • feeding systems for pig farms • Housing systems for pig farms • Climate control systems • Economic implementation on farm • Excursions to relevant suppliers of equipment • Nutritional aspects • Manure treatment systems • Project development training
Course objectives The student is able to operate as an advisor, trainer or manager/entrepreneur in pig husbandry. Propose improvements for farm lay-out, feeding -, climate control – and housing systems based on acquired skills and knowledge. Students knows how to contact relevant suppliers of equipment.
ECTS credits 4.00
Duration 4 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, design project, excursion, individual assignment, integration module, lecture, portfolio, poster presentation, practicum, self study, workshop
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About the institution

Department Aeres Training Centre International (Barneveld)
Information about the institution Talent for growth. That is what Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres UAS) from the Netherlands stands for. Our university is rooted in the agricultural and educational higher education. We focus on education, research and sharing knowledge. This is how we contribute to the development of innovative professionals. Professionals who are capable of taking responsible decisions in a complex world, with a natural talent for acting sustainable. Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor programmes, a Master programme and a number of short courses. We have three faculties in the cities: Dronten, Almere and Wageningen. We share the same vision and mission, but we each have our own profile and identity. Aeres UAS is part of the Aeres group, which also contains TVET colleges in Agriculture and Aeres Training Centre International (ATCI) in Barneveld. The short coures of Aeres UAS are offered in close cooperation with ATCI and result into a certificate or diploma.


Admission requirements
  1. A diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in the desired field of study. Working experience (3 years or more) in the desired field of study.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
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Duration 4 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
4 Jan 2021 1 Nov 2020 15 Jun 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 3825n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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