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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 Horticultural Science

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


1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Horticultural 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 Horticultural 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. 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.


5. The Degree of Bachelor of Horticultural Science is awarded without specialisation.

Academic Requirements

6. 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 0 credits  
119.250 Practicum II 0 credits P 119.150

Completion Requirements

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

8. 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

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

10. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Horticulture major within Bachelor of AgriScience prior to 01 January 2019 may transfer to the Bachelor of Horticultural Science until 31 December 2019.

11. Such students may substitute a course or courses already taken towards the Horticultural major within the Bachelor of AgriScience, for courses at the same level in the Bachelor of Horticultural Science schedule in order to fulfil the requirements of the qualification, until 31 December 2021.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Horticultural Science

Schedule A: Core courses (330 credits from)

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits P 119.180
112.301 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits R 115.106
119.150 Practicum I 0 credits  
119.154 Molecules to Ecology 15 credits P 119.153 or 119.158 R 162.101, 162.103
119.158 Physics and Chemistry for Applied Sciences 15 credits R 123.101, 123.171, 123.103, 124.100, 124.171, 119.153
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness 15 credits R 119.156
119.250 Practicum II 0 credits P 119.150
119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 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 Studies 15 credits  
119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351
120.101 Biology of Plants 15 credits  
138.301 Precision Agriculture Technologies 15 credits  
161.140 Agri-Statistics 15 credits R 161.100, 161.101, 161.120, 161.130, 115.101
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 credits P 119.153 or 119.158 or 123.101 or 60 credits R 189.142
189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers 15 credits P 189.151 or 189.142
284.101 Production Horticulture 15 credits R 171.127, 171.128
284.201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits P 284.101 R 171.227
284.301 Horticultural Crop Development & Yield 15 credits P 284.201 R 171.327, 171.328
284.342 Horticultural Productivity and Quality 15 credits P 171.227 or 284.201 R 171.328, 171.329, 171.352
285.201 Understanding Plant Protection 15 credits P 120.101 or 283.101 or 284.101 R 171.284
285.301 Controlling Plant Pests and Diseases 15 credits P 171.284 or 171.202 or 283.201 or 285.201 R 171.387

15 credits from

114.241 Principles of Human Resources Management 15 credits  
115.212 Fundamentals of Leadership and Teamwork 15 credits P 90 credits at 100 level
120.219 Plants and People 15 credits  

Schedule B (30 credits from)

Two elective courses selected from 100- 200- and 300- level courses in the schedules of the following degree programmes: BAgSci, BAgriCommerce, BSc, BA, BBus and BInfSc.

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