Bachelor of Horticulture

includes:

Bachelor of Horticulture

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Horticulture BHort

Availability

Bachelor of Horticulture (4408HO)

Online - Orange

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Horticulture

Full-time: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR equivalent of 60 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Standard CSU Credit Regulations apply.

The following provisions for Credit from TAFE courses apply:

  • Certificate IV: Up to 32 points
  • Diploma: Up to 64 points
  • Advanced Diploma: Up to 96 points

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course of 192 credit points (CR) composed as follows:

Common Core Subjects

AGB110 Agricultural Economics (8CR)
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing (8CR)
AGR202 Food, Environment and Culture (8CR)
AGS107 Precision Agriculture and Data Handling (8CR)
AHT101 Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture (8CR)
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management (8CR)
AHT274 Industry Practice (8CR) OR SCI301 International Practical Experience (8CR)
PSC104 Soil Science (8CR)

Additional Compulsory Subjects

AGR220 Extension (8CR)
AGR237 Property Planning and Development (8CR)
AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences (8CR)
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals (8CR)
IRR200 Principles of Irrigation (8CR)
HRT301 Plant Propagation (8CR)
HRT307 Flower Crop Management (8CR)
HRT308 Temperate Fruit and Nut Crop Management (8CR)
PSC102 Botany (8CR)
PSC201 Invertebrate Pest Management (8CR)
PSC215 Plant Physiology (8CR)
PSC371 Plant Pathology (8CR)
PSC415 Soil Management (8CR)
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology (8CR)

Two Restricted Electives

Restricted electives can be chosen from any level 2 or above subjects with codes AGB, AGR, AGS, AHT, ASC, PSC, IRR, VIT or HRT as well as SCI301 International Practical Experience (when appropriate). Other codes may be allowed if appropriate rationale is provided and accepted by the Courses Director. Students should also consider FDS305  Quality Assurance.

Enrolment Pattern

Enrolment Pattern for the Bachelor of Horticulture (by Online study mode only)

Year 1
Session 1
AHT101 Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture (8CR)
PSC102 Botany (8CR)

Session 2
AGS107 Precision Agriculture and Data Handling (8CR)
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology (8CR)

Year 2
Session 3

AGB110 Agricultural Economics (8CR)
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals (8CR)

Session 4
IRR200 Principles of Irrigation (8CR)
PSC104 Soil Science (8CR)

Year 3
Session 5

AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management (8CR)
PSC215 Plant Physiology (8CR)

Session 6
AGR202 Food Environment and Culture (8CR)
AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences (8CR)

Year 4
Session 7

HRT301 Plant Propagation (8CR)
AGR237 Property Planning and Development (8CR)

Session 8
PSC371 Plant Pathology (8CR)
PSC201 Invertebrate Pest Management (8CR)

Students can exit at the end of Session 8 and will be granted an Associate Degree in Horticulture

Year 5
Session 9

AGB310 Agricultural Marketing (8CR)
PSC415 Soil Management (8CR)

Session 10
AGR220 Extension (8CR)
[ ] Restricted Elective (8CR)

Year 6
Session 11

AHT274 Industry Practice (8CR) OR
SCI301 International Practical Experience (8CR)
HRT307 Flower Crop Management (8CR)

Session 12
HRT308 Temperate Fruit and Nut Crop Management (8CR)
[ ] Restricted Elective (8CR)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

AHT274 Industry Practice

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
HRT301 Plant Propagation
HRT307 Flower Crop Management
HRT308 Temperate Fruit and Nut Crop Management
IRR200 Principles of Irrigation
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
PSC102 Botany
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC201 Invertebrate Pest Management
PSC215 Plant Physiology
PSC371 Plant Pathology
PSC415 Soil Management

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

Students and graduated students are eligible for membership to the Australian Society for Horticultural Science.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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