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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. 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.

Unsatisfactory 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)

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits
P 119.180

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112.248

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

15 credits from

119.373 Integrative Studies 15 credits
P 119.250

239.373 AgriCommerce Capstone 15 credits
C 112.302 R 112.301, 119.373

Animal Production (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

117.152 Animals and Agriculture 15 credits
R 117.151 and 199.101

117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152

117.371 Animal Production 15 credits
P One of 117.201, 117.202 or 117.254 R 117.346, 117.351, 117.352, 117.353, 117.354, 117.355

117.34x (15 credits from)

Equine Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course selection (60 credits from)

286.211 Equine Reproduction and Breeding 15 credits
R 117.258

286.221 Structure and Function of the Equine Athlete 15 credits
P 119.154 or 286.131 or 117.161 or 214.171 R 117.259

286.222 The Equine Lower Limb 15 credits
P 117.161 or 286.131 or 117.154 or 286.101 R 117.171, 117.260

286.251 Equine Behaviour, Training and Welfare 15 credits
P One of 119.154, 234.120 or 286.131

286.321 Responses to Training in the Equine Athlete 15 credits
P 286.221

286.701 Advanced Equine Production 15 credits
R 117.777

286.711 Equine Science 15 credits
R 117.763

Farm Forestry (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

189.363 Soil Resources and Sustainable Land Use 15 credits
P 1 of 189.251, 189.252, 233.210, 233.310

283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits
R 171.102

283.321 Trees on Farms 15 credits
R 171.304

283.322 Landscape Revegetation 15 credits
R 171.364

Farm Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

119.358 Agricultural Production Systems 15 credits
C 119.381 R 119.357

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355

Land Use Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers 15 credits
P 189.151 or 189.142

233.251 GIS and Remote Sensing 15 credits
P 233.101 or 189.151 or 145.121 or 158.100 R 233.201, 233.204

Landscape Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

121.103 New Zealand Environments 15 credits

188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits
P 121.103

283.322 Landscape Revegetation 15 credits
R 171.364

284.322 Managing the Landscape 15 credits
P 188.263 or 121.212 R 171.365

Life Cycle Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits
P 119.180

115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits
R 115.106

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles 15 credits
P 160.1xx or 161.1xx

Lifestyle Farming (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

189.151 Principles of Soil Science 15 credits
P One of 119.153, 119.158, 123.101, 123.103 or 123.104

283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits
P 283.101 or 120.101 or 119.120 R 171.202

15 credits from

117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152

284.201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits
P 119.120 or 284.101

15 credits from

117.3xx 283.3xx 284.3xx

Livestock Improvement (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152

117.345 Genetics for Livestock Improvement 15 credits
P 117.245 or 117.254 or 203.202

117.371 Animal Production 15 credits
P One of 117.201, 117.202 or 117.254 R 117.346, 117.351, 117.352, 117.353, 117.354, 117.355

117.7xx (15 credits from)

Natural Resource Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits
R 115.106

178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 15 credits

188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits
P 121.103

188.363 Applied Environmental Management 15 credits
P 188.263

Pastoral Agriculture (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152

189.151 Principles of Soil Science 15 credits
P One of 119.153, 119.158, 123.101, 123.103 or 123.104

283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits
P 283.101 or 120.101 or 119.120 R 171.202

283.301 Pasture Production and Practice 15 credits
P 171.202 or 283.201 R 171.301

Plant Protection (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

283.311 Controlling Weeds 15 credits
P 120.101 or 171.102 or 283.101 R 171.385

285.201 Understanding Plant Protection 15 credits
P 120.101 or 283.101 or 284.101 R 171.284

285.301 Controlling Plant Pests and Diseases 15 credits
P 171.284 or 171.202 or 283.201 or 285.201 R 171.387

15 credits from

283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits
P 283.101 or 120.101 or 119.120 R 171.202

284.201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits
P 119.120 or 284.101

Production Horticulture (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

284.201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits
P 119.120 or 284.101

284.301 Horticultural Crop Development & Yield 15 credits
P 284.201 R 171.327, 171.328

284.342 Horticultural Productivity and Quality 15 credits
P 171.227 or 284.201 R 171.328, 171.329, 171.352

Ruminant Nutrition (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152

117.342 Animal Nutrition 15 credits
P 117.254

117.761 Ruminant Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117.342 or 117.371 or 117.381

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

Rural Banking (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355

127.2xx (15 credits from)

Rural Valuation (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

119.231 Agricultural and Horticultural Infrastructure 15 credits
R 138.382, 218.274, 138.331

119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355

127.356 Rural Valuation 15 credits
P 127.242 or 127.255

15 credits from

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127.255

127.255 Rural Valuation I 15 credits
R 127.242

Value Chain Management (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits
P 119.180

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112.248

240.263 Logistics Operations 15 credits
R 240.261

240.366 Global Logistics 15 credits
P 240.260 or 240.263 R 240.261

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