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There are no special requirements beyond those that qualify you to study at University. However, it is preferable that you have credit for NCEA Level 3 biology or science, chemistry, modelling and statistics, plus English and maths. These subjects will help ensure that your transition to university study is as smooth as possible.
In all cases, if English is not your first language and the admission requirements were not completed at an educational institution where English is the medium of instruction, you must achieve an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
At Massey a credit system is used for our degrees. To complete a Bachelor of Horticultural Science the following is required:
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
115.113 Economics of Business
119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness
120.101 Biology of Plants
123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes (Semester Two)
247.111 Science and Sustainability for Agriculture and Horticulture
112.248 Food & Agribusiness Value Chains
119.150 Practicum I*
119.270 Policy, Regulation and Government in Primary Industry
119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries
189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers
284.201 Horticultural Production Systems
285.201 Understanding Plant Protection
1 programme elective
112.301 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies
119.250 Practicum II*
119.373 Integrative Studies
119.381 Decision Making in Primary Industry138.301 Precision Agriculture Technologies
284.301 Horticultural Crop Development & Yield
284.342 Horticultural Productivity & Quality
1 programme elective
*26 weeks of relevant practical work (2 x 13 week blocks of full time work). Work to be completed the summer prior to writing the reports
We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
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