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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 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.
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.
9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
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.
12. 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) 119.154 Molecules to Ecology for 247.111 Science and Sustainability for Agriculture and Horticulture;
(ii) 119.158 Physics and Chemistry for Applied Sciences for 123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences;
(iii) 284.101 Production Horticulture for 119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture; and
(iv) 285.301 Controlling Plant Pests and Diseases for 199.310 Entomology.
These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.
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
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
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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Last updated on Tuesday 08 October 2019