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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.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Schedule A: Compulsory courses (255 credits from)

115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits R 115.106
117.153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand 15 credits R 117.152 and 199.101
117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152
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
119.258 Agricultural Systems 15 credits P 119.281
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
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production 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
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits R 171.102
283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits P 283.101 or 120.101 R 171.202

45 credits from

117.371 Animal Production 15 credits P 117.254 R 117.346, 117.351, 117.352, 117.353, 117.354, 117.355
117.381 Solving Problems in Animal Production 15 credits P 117.254
119.358 Agricultural Production Systems 15 credits C 119.381 R 119.357
138.301 Precision Agriculture Technologies 15 credits  
189.362 Soil Fertility and the Environment 15 credits P 189.251 or 189.252
189.363 Soil Resources and Sustainable Land Use 15 credits P 1 of 189.251, 189.252, 233.210, 233.310
189.365 Studies in Soil Science 15 credits P 189.251 or 189.252
283.301 Pasture Production and Practice 15 credits P 171.202 or 283.201 R 171.301
283.305 Arable Production and Technology 15 credits P 171.202 or 283.201 or 120.101 or 171.102 or 283.101 R 171.305
283.311 Controlling Weeds 15 credits P 120.101 or 171.102 or 283.101 R 171.385
283.321 Trees on Farms 15 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)

Core AgriScience courses (150 credits from)

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
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production 15 credits  
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography 15 credits  
161.140 Agri-Statistics 15 credits R 161.100, 161.101, 161.120, 161.130, 115.101

Equine Major courses (150 credits from)

119.258 Agricultural Systems 15 credits P 119.281
119.358 Agricultural Production Systems 15 credits C 119.381 R 119.357
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits R 171.102
286.101 Equine Production 15 credits R 117.154, 117.257
286.131 Introduction to Equine Nutrition and Health 15 credits R 117.161
286.211 Equine Reproduction and Breeding 15 credits R 117.258
286.221 Structure and Function of the Equine Athlete 15 credits P 119.154 or 286.131 or 117.161 or 214.171 R 117.259
286.222 The Equine Lower Limb 15 credits P 117.161 or 286.131 or 117.154 or 286.101 R 117.171, 117.260
286.251 Equine Behaviour, Training and Welfare 15 credits R 117.256
286.321 Responses to Training in the Equine Athlete 15 credits P 117.259 or 286.221 R 117.359

Elective Courses (60 credits)

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 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
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production 15 credits  
145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography 15 credits  
161.140 Agri-Statistics 15 credits R 161.100, 161.101, 161.120, 161.130, 115.101

Agriculture (150 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (120 credits)

117.152 Animals and Agriculture 15 credits R 117.151 and 199.101
117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152
119.258 Agricultural Systems 15 credits P 119.281
119.358 Agricultural Production Systems 15 credits C 119.381 R 119.357
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
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits R 171.102
283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits P 283.101 or 120.101 R 171.202

From two subject areas (30 credits)

117.371 Animal Production 15 credits P 117.254 R 117.346, 117.351, 117.352, 117.353, 117.354, 117.355
117.381 Solving Problems in Animal Production 15 credits P 117.254
189.362 Soil Fertility and the Environment 15 credits P 189.251 or 189.252
189.363 Soil Resources and Sustainable Land Use 15 credits P 1 of 189.251, 189.252, 233.210, 233.310
189.365 Studies in Soil Science 15 credits P 189.251 or 189.252
283.301 Pasture Production and Practice 15 credits P 171.202 or 283.201 R 171.301
283.305 Arable Production and Technology 15 credits P 171.202 or 283.201 or 120.101 or 171.102 or 283.101 R 171.305
283.311 Controlling Weeds 15 credits P 120.101 or 171.102 or 283.101 R 171.385
283.321 Trees on Farms 15 credits R 171.304

Horticulture (150 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses:

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits P 119.180
120.101 Biology of Plants 15 credits  
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

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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