Crisis management is in place following flooding in Auckland. More information.

 

For help with understanding these important regulations, please watch our video.

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 Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies
GradDipRurStud

No new enrolments

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 Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 60 credits from the Schedule to the Qualification;

(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

and including:

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Qualification; and

(d) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. Candidates may complete the Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies with or without an endorsement.

4. Candidates may complete one endorsement only by passing at least 60 credits in the endorsement. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

5. Endorsements available are: Agribusiness; Animal Production; Equine Management; Farm Forestry; Farm Management; Land Use Management; Landscape Management; Life Cycle Management; Lifestyle Farming; Livestock Improvement; Natural Resource Management; Pastoral Agriculture; Plant Protection; Production Horticulture; Ruminant Nutrition; Rural Banking; Rural Valuation; and Value Chain Management.

Student Progression

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies may be awarded with distinction.

Completion Requirements

7. Any 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.

Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies

Endorsements

Agribusiness (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

112248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits
P 119180

112302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

178358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
P 115113 or 119180

15 credits from

119373 Integrative Studies 15 credits
P 119250

239373 AgriCommerce Capstone 15 credits
C 112302 R 112301, 119373

Animal Production (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

117152 Animals and Agriculture 15 credits
R 117151, 199101

117254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194101 or 199101 or 119154 or 117152

117371 Animal Production 15 credits
P One of 117201, 117202 or 117254

11734x (15 credits from)

Equine Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course selection (60 credits from)

286211 Equine Reproduction and Breeding 15 credits
R 117258

286221 Structure and Function of the Equine Athlete 15 credits
P 119154 or 286131 or 117161 or 214171 R 117259

286222 The Equine Lower Limb 15 credits
P 117161 or 286131 or 117154 or 286101 R 117171, 117260

286251 Equine Behaviour, Training and Welfare 15 credits

286321 Responses to Training in the Equine Athlete 15 credits
P One of 117152, 117153, 117155 or 194101

286701 Advanced Equine Production 15 credits
R 117777

286711 Equine Science 15 credits
R 117763

Farm Forestry (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

189363 Soil Resources and Sustainable Land Use 15 credits
P 1 of 189251, 189252, 233210, 233310

283101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits
R 171102

283321 Trees on Farms 15 credits
R 171304

283322 Landscape Revegetation 15 credits
R 171364

Farm Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

119281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

119358 Farm Production Systems 15 credits
P 119381

119381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119281

119382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119381

Land Use Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

119281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

119381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119281

189251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers 15 credits
P 189151 or 189142

233251 GIS and Remote Sensing 15 credits
P 233101 or 189151 or 145121 or 158100 R 233201, 233204

Landscape Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

121103 New Zealand Environments 15 credits

188263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits
P 121103

283322 Landscape Revegetation 15 credits
R 171364

284322 Managing the Landscape 15 credits
P 188263 or 121212 R 171365

Life Cycle Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

112248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits
P 119180

115113 Economics for Business 15 credits
R 115106

178358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
P 115113 or 119180

238700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits

Lifestyle Farming (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

189151 Principles of Soil Science 15 credits
P 247111

283201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits
P 283101 or 120101 or 119120 R 171202

15 credits from

117254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194101 or 199101 or 119154 or 117152

284201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits
P 119120 or 284101

15 credits from

1173xx

2833xx

2843xx

Livestock Improvement (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

117254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194101 or 199101 or 119154 or 117152

117345 Genetics for Livestock Improvement 15 credits
P One of 117201, 117245 or 117254 or 203202

117371 Animal Production 15 credits
P One of 117201, 117202 or 117254

1177xx (15 credits from)

Natural Resource Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

115113 Economics for Business 15 credits
R 115106

178360 Environmental Economics 15 credits

188263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits
P 121103

188363 Applied Environmental Management 15 credits

Pastoral Agriculture (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

117254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194101 or 199101 or 119154 or 117152

189151 Principles of Soil Science 15 credits
P 247111

283201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits
P 283101 or 120101 or 119120 R 171202

283301 Pasture Production and Practice 15 credits
P 283201

Plant Protection (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

283311 Controlling Weeds 15 credits
P 119120 or 120101 or 171102 or 283101 R 171385

285201 Understanding Plant Protection 15 credits
P 119120 or 120101 or 283101 or 284101 R 171284

285301 Controlling Plant Pests and Diseases 15 credits
P 171284 or 171202 or 283201 or 285201 R 171387

15 credits from

283201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits
P 283101 or 120101 or 119120 R 171202

284201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits
P 119120 or 284101

Production Horticulture (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

119281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

284201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits
P 119120 or 284101

284301 Horticultural Crop Development & Yield 15 credits
P 284201

284342 Horticultural Productivity and Quality 15 credits
P 120217 or 284201

Ruminant Nutrition (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

117254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194101 or 199101 or 119154 or 117152

117342 Animal Nutrition 15 credits
P 117254

117761 Ruminant Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117342 or 117371 or 117381

119281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

Rural Banking (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

119281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

119381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119281

119382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119381

1272xx (15 credits from)

Rural Valuation (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

119231 Agricultural and Horticultural Infrastructure 15 credits
R 138382, 218274, 138331

119382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119381

127356 Rural Valuation 15 credits
P 127242 or 127255

15 credits from

127242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127255

127255 Rural Valuation I 15 credits
R 127242

Value Chain Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

112248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits
P 119180

112302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

240263 Logistics Operations 15 credits
R 240261

240366 Global Logistics 15 credits
P 240260 or 240263 R 240261