Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Equine)

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Entry requirements

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 have achieved an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Equine) structure

At Massey a credit system is used for our degrees. To complete a Bachelor of Agricultural Science the following is required.

  • Total of 360 credits completed. That’s 24 courses of 15 credits each
  • A maximum of 165 credits at 100 level
  • A minimum of 75 credits must be from 300-level courses
  • 26 weeks of relevant practical work and two associated reports


Year One

115.113 Economics of Business (semester 2)
119.154 Molecules to Ecology
119.158 Physics and Chemistry for Applied Sciences
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness
283.101 Plants in Agriculture
161.140 Agri-Statistics
286.131 Introduction to Equine Nutrition &Health
286.101 Equine Production

Year Two

145.121 Introduction to Physical Geography
119.150 Practicum I *
119.258 Agricultural Systems
119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries
286.211 Equine Reproduction & Breeding
286.221 Structure and Function of the Equine Athlete
286.222 The Equine Lower Limb
286.251 Equine Behaviour, Training & Welfare
1 programme course

Year Three

119.250 Practicum II*
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production
119.358 Agricultural Production Systems
119.373 Integrative Studies
119.381 Decision Making in Primary Industry
286.321 Responses to Training in the Equine Athlete
3 programme courses (1 programme course must be 300-level)

*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

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