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Diploma in Horticulture

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Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: 21-February-2022
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New Zealand’s horticulture industry plays an important role in food production and our export economy. This course expands your knowledge and understanding, and prepares you for a range of positions.

Lincoln University’s Diploma in Horticulture introduces you to a wide range of learning covering horticultural technology, production and management. You’ll also develop your skills in applied computing and problem-solving. This one-year full-time study programme is made up of eight courses that cover propagation, horticultural management systems, soils, plant studies, computing and engineering.

Practical work

A period of practical work is a requirement for this qualification:

  • Minimum of 12 weeks of hands-on practical experience (preferably full-time)
  • On at least two different types of horticultural units

Summary of Regulations
All of the following:
• Pass eight compulsory courses (120 credits)

The Diploma is also offered as part-time study off-campus – but only at two sites: Nelson and Tauranga.

Entry criteria

One of the following:

  • A qualification equivalent to NCEA Level 2
  • A New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture at Level 4 or higher obtained through an approved polytechnic institution (or equivalent).

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

Course variation

21-February-2022 - Lincoln University

Lincoln University
Tuition fees:
120 credit hours
Start date: 21-February-2022
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