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Bachelor of Horticulture

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Bachelor of Horticulture in either area of study, students must complete 192 points.

Students will also need to complete relevant work experience, and consult with the Course Coordinator to structure work placements if applicable.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Horticulture with specialisations in Production Horticulture and Environmental Horticulture aims to develop a multi-skilled professional capable of fulfilling a range of management and leadership roles.

The Bachelor of Horticulture course at CSU offers two areas of study:

Production Horticulture

The Bachelor of Horticulture (Production Horticulture) focuses on technical and business management training for the fruit, nut,vegetable and flower industries and places an emphasis on the integration of the science and technology of horticulture with business management capability. This integration of production technology with business skills in finance, marketing, people management and law aims to develop a multi-skilled professional capable of fulfilling a range of management and leadership roles in these industries.

Environmental Horticulture

The Bachelor of Horticulture (Environmental Horticulture) focuses on technical and applied science training for the amenity, landscaping and environmental horticulture industries. The environmental consequences of urbanisation are immense and environmental horticulture can play a major role in improving the quality and amenity of urban environments.

Credit

The Bachelor of Horticulture is well suited to TAFE graduates who wish to upgrade their existing qualifications and to those in, or wishing to enter, these exciting industries. Arrangements are in place to assist with this articulation and are updated on a regular basis. 

Residential school

Students may need to attend residential school sessions on Orange Campus, although some may be held at Wagga Wagga Campus. Regular field trips are made to rural businesses. Orange Campus has well established facilities for horticultural education including plant propagation and glass houses within a horticulture centre. Orange is located in close proximity to major fruit, vegetable, nut, flower and grape industries.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Horticulture covers a wide range of industries and activities that are increasingly important to Australia and the world.

Production Horticulture graduates could be involved in the production, postharvest and marketing of horticultural products. These industries increasingly need managers and technical people who can service corporate horticulture, service and advisory businesses, the marketing chain and family farms.

Environmental Horticulture graduates could be involved in the design, construction and management of landscapes for councils, corporations, public spaces, or domestic properties as well as plant propagation and nursery production. Graduates with management training are in demand to develop and maintain landscapes for an increasingly environmentally conscious population.

Course structure

Course Structure

The course, of 192 points duration, consists of:

  • Core (104 points)

Specialisations (88 points) in:

  • Production Horticulture
  • Environmental Horticulture

Core Subjects (104 points)

AGB233 Agribusiness Management
AGF201 Agroforestry
AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
AHT274 Industry Practice
HRT234 Horticultural Science
HRT301 Plant Propagation
HRT307 Flower Crop Management
HRT302 Nursery Production
IRR200 Principles of Irrigation
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC201 Invertebrate Pest Management
PSC371 Plant Pathology

Environmental Horticulture Specialisation (88 points)

AHT101 Professional Experience in Agriculture and Horticulture
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
HRT107 Introductory Landscape Design
HRT202 Plant Taxonomy and Systematics
HRT209 Landscape and Planting Design
HRT305 Plant Establishment and Management
PSC102 Botany

Plus 32 points of restricted elective subjects from the list below

IRR401 Management of Irrigation Systems
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
STA201 Scientific Statistics
PSC415 Soil Management
HRT308 Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Management
BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management
HRT306 Vegetable Crop Management
BIO216 Conservation Biology
AGR353 Human Ecology
AGR220 Extension
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
PKM105 People and Places - Social Sciences Dimension
AGS201 Rural Revegetation
HRT309 Subtropical and Tropical Fruit and Nut Crop Management

Production Horticulture Specialisation (88 points)

AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGR156 Plants in Agriculture
AGR237 Property Planning and Development
AGR175 Introduction to Rural Management
HRT308 Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Management
HRT309 Subtropical and Tropical Fruit and Nut Crop Management
HRT306 Vegetable Crop Management
MKT110 Marketing Principles
MGT245 Managing Yourself and Others

Plus 16 points of restricted elective subjects from the list below

IRR401 Management of Irrigation Systems
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
STA201 Scientific Statistics
AGR347 Rural Project
PSC415 Soil Management
AGR304 Agricultural Ecology
AGB340 Rural Resource Economics
AHT254 Organic Agriculture and Horticulture
AGR220 Extension
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
AHT404 Climate Change
VIT211 Viticultural Science
WSC111 Grape and Wine Science
VIT312 Vineyard Establishment
HRT221 Ecological Design Systems
AGR306 Biological Farming Systems

Enrolment pattern

Bachelor of Horticulture - Production Specialisation

By Part-time Distance Education study

Session 1

AGR175 Introduction to Rural Management
AGR156 Plants in Agriculture

Session 2

MKT110 Marketing Principles
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Session 3

AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGF201 Agroforestry

Session 4

PSC104 Soil Science
IRR200 Principles of Irrigation

Session 5

AGB233 Agribusiness Management
HRT306 Vegetable Crop Management

Session 6

AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
MGT245 Managing Yourself and Others

Session 7

AHT274 Industry Practice
HRT234 Horticultural Science

Session 8

HRT308 Deciduous Fruit and Nut Management
AGR237 Property Planning and Development

Session 9

HRT301 Plant Propogation
HRT302 Nursery Production

Session 10

PSC201 Invertebrate Pest Management
PSC371 Plant Pathology

Session 11

HRT307 Flower Crop Management
[ ] Restricted Elective

Session 12

HRT309 Subtropical & Tropical Fruit and Nut Crop Management
[ ] Restricted Elective

Bachelor of Horticulture - Environmental Specialisation

By Part-time Distance Education study

Session 1

AHT101 Professional Experience in Agriculture and Horticulture
PSC102 Botany

Session 2

HRT107 Introductory Landscape Design
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Session 3

HRT209 Landscape and Planting Design
AGF201 Agroforestry

Session 4

PSC104 Soil Science
IRR200 Principles of Irrigation

Session 5

AGB233 Agribusiness Management
[ ] Restricted Elective

Session 6

AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
[ ] Restricted Elective

Session 7

AHT274 Industry Practice
HRT234 Horticultural Science

Session 8

HRT202 Plant Taxonomy and Systematics
[ ] Restricted Elective

Session 9

HRT301 Plant Propogation
HRT302 Nursery Production

Session 10

PSC201 Invertebrate Pest Management
PSC371 Plant Pathology

Session 11

HRT307 Flower Crop Management
[ ] Restricted Elective

Session 12

HRT305 Plant Establishment and Management
BIO112 Principles of Ecology

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Orange

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

6 years distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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