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The Degree of Bachelor of Horticultural Science
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.
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.
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;
(c) the courses defined by the Schedule for the Qualification;
(d) the remaining courses selected from any undergraduate courses offered by the University;
(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.
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
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.
10. Students who transferred from the Bachelor of AgriScience to the Bachelor of Horticultural Science prior to 1 January 2019 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.
11. 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 Horticultural Science prior to 1 January 2020 will be permitted the following course substitutions:
(i) 119154 Molecules to Ecology for 247111 Science and Sustainability for Agriculture and Horticulture;
(ii) 119158 Physics and Chemistry for Applied Sciences for 123103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences;
(iii) 284101 Production Horticulture for 119120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture; and
(iv) 285301 Controlling Plant Pests and Diseases for 199310 Entomology.
These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.
Schedule for the Bachelor of Horticultural Science
Core courses (315 credits from)
119.150 Practicum I 0 credits
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness 15 credits
119.270 Policy, Regulation and Government in Primary Industry 15 credits
120.101 Plant Biology 15 credits
138.301 Precision Agriculture Technologies 15 credits
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
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Last updated on Monday 01 February 2021