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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Science
BAgSci

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Science requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

2. In all cases, if English is not the applicant's first language and the admission requirements were not completed at an educational institution where English is the medium of instruction, the applicant shall have achieved an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Science shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 360 credits, comprising:

(a) not more than 165 credits at 100 level;

(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

and including:

(c) the courses defined by Schedule A for the Qualification;

(d) the remaining courses should normally be from Schedule B;

(e) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

4. Notwithstanding the requirements of Regulation 3, the programme of study for candidates enrolling in the Equine major shall consist of courses as defined by Schedule C.

5. Candidates who, in the opinion of the Academic Board, have passed with sufficient merit subjects for either a New Zealand University Diploma in Farm Management or a New Zealand Diploma in Horticultural Management or subjects for some other recognised tertiary qualification may be cross-credited with specified or unspecified courses not exceeding a total of 120 credits.

Specialisations

6. The Bachelor of Agricultural Science may be awarded with or without a specialisation.

7. The approved major is Equine, the requirements for which are set out in Schedule C.

8. Notwithstanding Regulation 7, candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of AgriScience prior to 2019 may complete a major in Agriculture or Horticulture in accordance with Transition Provision 16.

Academic Requirements

9. Candidates must complete to the satisfaction of the Academic Board two 13-week periods of practical work experience and a total of not less than 26 weeks of approved practical work experience in accordance with the following courses: 119.150 Practicum I and 119.250 Practicum II.

Completion Requirements

10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Diploma in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in Part I regulations for the degree, all candidates who commenced study towards the Bachelor of AgriScience prior to 1 January 2018 may be exempt from the requirements of Regulation 2.

14. These transition arrangements expire on 31 December 2021.

15. In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.

16. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in Part I regulations for the degree, all candidates who commenced study towards the Bachelor of AgriScience prior to 1 January 2019 may be permitted to complete either the Agriculture or Horticulture major by completing the requirements of Schedule D. Such candidates may choose to graduate under the Bachelor of AgriScience title and may substitute a course or courses already taken for courses at the same level.

17. These transition regulations expire on 31 December 2022.

18. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, all candidates who have passed at least 15 credits towards the Bachelor of Agricultural Science prior to 1 January 2020 will be permitted the following course substitutions:

(i) 117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production for 117.201 Livestock Production Science;

(ii) 119.154 Molecules to Ecology for 247.111 Science and Sustainability for Agriculture and Horticulture;

(iii) 119.158 Physics and Chemistry for Applied Sciences for 123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences; and

(iv) 283.101 Plants in Agriculture for 119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture respectively.

19. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023. 

Schedule for the Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Schedule A (300 credits from)

Compulsory courses (255 credits from)

115.113 Economics of Business15 credits
R 115.106

117.153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand15 credits
R 117.152 and 199.101

117.201 Livestock Production Science 15 credits
P 117.152 or 117.153 or 117.155, 199.101 or 199.103

119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture15 credits
R 283.101, 284.101

119.150 Practicum I0 credits

119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness15 credits

119.250 Practicum II0 credits
P 119.150

119.258 Agricultural Systems15 credits
P 119.281

119.270 Policy, Regulation and Government in Primary Industry15 credits

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

119.373 Integrative Studies15 credits
P 119.250

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences15 credits
R 119.153, 119.158. 123.103 may not be taken after 123.101, 123.102, 123.104, 123.105, 123.171 or 123.172 have been passed.

138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production15 credits

161.140 Agri-Statistics15 credits
R 161.100, 161.101, 161.111, 161.120, 161.122, 161.130, 115.101, 195.101

189.151 Principles of Soil Science15 credits
P One of 119.153, 119.158, 123.101, 123.103 or 123.104

189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers15 credits
P 189.151 or 189.142

247.111 Science and Sustainability for Agriculture and Horticulture15 credits
R 247.177, 141.111, 141.112, 228.111, 228.112, 247.155, 119.155, 246.102, 247.112, 247.113, 247.114

283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy15 credits
P 283.101 or 120.101 or 119.120 R 171.202

Compulsory course selections (45 credits from)

117.371 Animal Production15 credits
P One of 117.201, 117.202 or 117.254 R 117.346, 117.351, 117.352, 117.353, 117.354, 117.355

117.381 Solving Problems in Animal Production15 credits
P One of 117.201, 117.202 or 117.254

119.358 Agricultural Production Systems15 credits
C 119.381 R 119.357

138.301 Precision Agriculture Technologies15 credits

189.362 Soil Fertility and the Environment15 credits
P 189.251 or 189.252

189.363 Soil Resources and Sustainable Land Use15 credits
P 1 of 189.251, 189.252, 233.210, 233.310

189.365 Studies in Soil Science15 credits
P 189.251 or 189.252

283.301 Pasture Production and Practice15 credits
P 171.202 or 283.201 R 171.301

283.305 Arable Production 15 credits
P One of 171.202, 283.201, 120.101,171.102, 283.101 or 119.120

283.311 Controlling Weeds15 credits
P 120.101 or 171.102 or 283.101 R 171.385

283.321 Trees on Farms15 credits
R 171.304

Schedule B: Elective courses (60 credits from)

An approved selection of 100-, 200- and 300-level courses listed in the schedules to the following degree programmes: BAgSci, BHortSci, BAgriCommerce, BSc, BA, BBus and BInfSc.

Schedule C: Specialisations

Equine (150 credits)

No new enrolments

Core AgriScience courses (150 credits from)

115.113 Economics of Business15 credits
R 115.106

119.150 Practicum I0 credits

119.154 Molecules to Ecology15 credits
P 119.153 or 119.158 R 162.101, 162.103

119.158 Physics and Chemistry for Applied Sciences15 credits
R 123.101, 123.171, 123.103, 124.100, 124.171, 119.153

119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness15 credits

119.250 Practicum II0 credits
P 119.150

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

119.373 Integrative Studies15 credits
P 119.250

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production15 credits

145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography15 credits

161.140 Agri-Statistics15 credits
R 161.100, 161.101, 161.111, 161.120, 161.122, 161.130, 115.101, 195.101

Equine Major courses (150 credits from)

119.258 Agricultural Systems15 credits
P 119.281

119.358 Agricultural Production Systems15 credits
C 119.381 R 119.357

283.101 Plants in Agriculture15 credits
R 171.102

286.101 Equine Production15 credits
R 117.154, 117.257

286.131 Introduction to Equine Nutrition and Health15 credits
R 117.161

286.211 Equine Reproduction and Breeding15 credits
R 117.258

286.221 Structure and Function of the Equine Athlete15 credits
P 119.154 or 286.131 or 117.161 or 214.171 R 117.259

286.222 The Equine Lower Limb15 credits
P 117.161 or 286.131 or 117.154 or 286.101 R 117.171, 117.260

286.251 Equine Behaviour, Training and Welfare15 credits
P One of 119.154, 234.120 or 286.131

286.321 Responses to Training in the Equine Athlete15 credits
P 286.221

Elective courses (60 credits from)

An approved selection of 100-, 200- and 300-level courses listed in the schedules to the following degree programmes: BAgSci, BAgriCommerce, BSc, BA, BBus and BInfSc.

Schedule D: Specialisations available under transitions

Core AgriScience courses (150 credits from)

115.113 Economics of Business15 credits
R 115.106

119.150 Practicum I0 credits

119.154 Molecules to Ecology15 credits
P 119.153 or 119.158 R 162.101, 162.103

119.158 Physics and Chemistry for Applied Sciences15 credits
R 123.101, 123.171, 123.103, 124.100, 124.171, 119.153

119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness15 credits

119.250 Practicum II0 credits
P 119.150

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

119.373 Integrative Studies15 credits
P 119.250

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production15 credits

145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography15 credits

161.140 Agri-Statistics15 credits
R 161.100, 161.101, 161.111, 161.120, 161.122, 161.130, 115.101, 195.101

Agriculture (150 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (120 credits)

117.152 Animals and Agriculture15 credits
R 117.151 and 199.101

117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production15 credits
P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152

119.258 Agricultural Systems15 credits
P 119.281

119.358 Agricultural Production Systems15 credits
C 119.381 R 119.357

189.151 Principles of Soil Science15 credits
P One of 119.153, 119.158, 123.101, 123.103 or 123.104

189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers15 credits
P 189.151 or 189.142

283.101 Plants in Agriculture15 credits
R 171.102

283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy15 credits
P 283.101 or 120.101 or 119.120 R 171.202

From two subject areas (30 credits)

117.371 Animal Production15 credits
P One of 117.201, 117.202 or 117.254 R 117.346, 117.351, 117.352, 117.353, 117.354, 117.355

117.381 Solving Problems in Animal Production15 credits
P One of 117.201, 117.202 or 117.254

189.362 Soil Fertility and the Environment15 credits
P 189.251 or 189.252

189.363 Soil Resources and Sustainable Land Use15 credits
P 1 of 189.251, 189.252, 233.210, 233.310

189.365 Studies in Soil Science15 credits
P 189.251 or 189.252

283.301 Pasture Production and Practice15 credits
P 171.202 or 283.201 R 171.301

283.305 Arable Production 15 credits
P One of 171.202, 283.201, 120.101,171.102, 283.101 or 119.120

283.311 Controlling Weeds15 credits
P 120.101 or 171.102 or 283.101 R 171.385

283.321 Trees on Farms15 credits
R 171.304

Horticulture (150 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses:

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains15 credits
P 119.180

120.101 Plant Biology15 credits

189.151 Principles of Soil Science15 credits
P One of 119.153, 119.158, 123.101, 123.103 or 123.104

189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers15 credits
P 189.151 or 189.142

284.101 Production Horticulture15 credits
R 171.127, 171.128

284.201 Horticultural Production Systems15 credits
P 119.120 or 284.101

284.301 Horticultural Crop Development & Yield15 credits
P 284.201 R 171.327, 171.328

284.342 Horticultural Productivity and Quality15 credits
P 171.227 or 284.201 R 171.328, 171.329, 171.352

285.201 Understanding Plant Protection15 credits
P 120.101 or 283.101 or 284.101 R 171.284

285.301 Controlling Plant Pests and Diseases15 credits
P 171.284 or 171.202 or 283.201 or 285.201 R 171.387

Elective courses (60 credits from)

An approved selection of 100-, 200- and 300-level courses listed in the schedules to the following degree programmes: BAgSci, BAgriCommerce, BSc, BA, BBus and BInfSc.

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