YOUR GUIDE TO SCIENCES, AGRICULTURE AND ENGINEERING 2020

 
YOUR GUIDE TO SCIENCES, AGRICULTURE AND ENGINEERING 2020
YOUR GUIDE TO
      SCIENCES,
AGRICULTURE AND
    ENGINEERING
          2020
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                                                                                                                               CONTENTS

                                              CONTENTS
                           SCIENCES, AGRICULTURE
                                AND ENGINEERING
DEGREES                                               OTHER COURSES
03   WELCOME                                          78    DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
04   STUDYING SCIENCES, AGRICULTURE AND ENGINEERING   79    CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
06   BACHELOR OF AGRICOMMERCE
14   BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
                                                      CONTACT
                                                      80    CONTACT MASSEY FOR MORE INFORMATION
18   BACHELOR OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
20   BACHELOR OF CONSTRUCTION
24   BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING WITH HONOURS
32   BACHELOR OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY WITH HONOURS
40   BACHELOR OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
42   BACHELOR OF INFORMATION SCIENCES
48   BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
72   BACHELOR OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
74   BACHELOR OF VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY
76   CONJOINT DEGREES

                                                      UPDATED JUNE 2019
                                                      Please note: The information contained in this publication is indicative of
                                                      the offerings available in 2020 and subsequent years. This information
                                                      may be subject to change. While all reasonable efforts will be made to
                                                      ensure listed programmes are offered and regulations are up to date,
                                                      the University reserves the right to change the content or method of
                                                      presentation, or to withdraw any qualification or part thereof, or impose
                                                      limitations on enrolments. For the most up to date information please go to
                                                      massey.ac.nz
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                                                                STUDY A
                                                                 DEGREE

WELCOME
The demand for people who understand the sciences
and technology continues to grow. Now, more than ever
before, the scale of economic, technological, scientific,
environmental, social, cultural and political change is
enormous. Massey offers an education that combines
rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery,
with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse
community in a truly unique interdisciplinary atmosphere.
You will become a student in a community of world-
leading research groups. Our excellent teachers will
guide you through your studies.
Our degrees provide the rigorous academic study and
the skill-based learning employers want. We’re flexible
with our offerings so you can focus on what you are
passionate about. This guide is a starting point aimed at
helping you think about your options. We encourage you
to explore it and to talk with our friendly staff for further
guidance.
Science is a great study choice and we look forward to
welcoming you to Massey University.

Professor Ray Geor
Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Sciences
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                                                              STUDYING SCIENCES,
                                                              AGRICULTURE AND
                                                              ENGINEERING
          Massey graduates are advancing knowledge and making a difference.              TRAVEL WHILE YOU STUDY
          Science offers exciting possibilities for study, from genetics to geography    Our Student Exchange Programme provides an international experience
          and smart systems to wildlife conservation. It underpins almost everything     with the chance to study courses at overseas universities and cross-credit
          and those who understand science have an important part to play in our         them back to a Massey qualification. You’ll pay the same tuition fees
          future.                                                                        while abroad and it’s a great chance to gain the overseas experience and
          Our professional and applied learning programmes have sciences as an           knowledge that many employers value.
          important part, this includes our veterinary programmes, construction,         Some of the top science universities available within the exchange
          engineering, food technology and information sciences.                         programme are:
          Massey’s heritage is in science and agriculture. Leaders in their fields       >> University of Calgary, Canada
          came to New Zealand to teach students and develop the research                 >> Wageningen University, The Netherlands
          programmes that underpin New Zealand’s success today.                          >> University of Edinburgh, Scotland
          The University continues to attract leading researchers from around the        >> Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
          world who choose to base themselves in New Zealand and continue to             >> University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
          work in internationally leading research.                                      >> University of California, USA
          Our students benefit from these thought leaders, their involvement in the
          latest findings and their connections to fellow expertise around the world.    To apply or receive further information, please visit the International Office,
                                                                                         Palmerston North.
          PATHWAYS FOR SCIENCES                                                          Email:     studyabroad@massey.ac.nz
          Your successful future matters to us. We will help you get to where you        Web:       massey.ac.nz/studyabroad
          want to be. Success demands background learning from school or other
          programmes of learning. If you don’t have University Entrance we can           POTENTIAL CAREERS
          help. Take a look at our Fast Track Foundation (Certificate of University      >> Ecologist
          Preparation). If you have University Entrance and need to catch up in one or   >> Software engineer
          more subjects then look at our Certificate in Science and Technology.          >> Software developer
                                                                                         >> Plant biologist
          SCHOLARSHIPS – GO ON, APPLY!                                                   >> Statistician
          New Zealand’s science institutions want employees who know their               >> Mathematician
          industry and therefore invest in the future workforce by providing             >> Zoologist
          scholarships to students. Why not have a crack at helping fund your study      >> Physiologist
          with a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars on offer every year? For      >> Microbiologist
          more information visit: massey.ac.nz/scholarships                              >> Wildlife biologist
                                                                                         >> Veterinarian
                                                                                         >> Engineer
                                                                                         >> Construction manager
                                                                                         >> Farm manager
                                                                                         >> Farm consultant
                                                                                         >> Rural valuer
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                                                                                                                                                                     STUDY A

AM I READY FOR STUDY?
                                                                                                                                                                      DEGREE

I AM UNDER 20 AND HAVE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE
BUT AM MISSING (OR FEEL I WILL MISS ) A FEW IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
                                                               I WOULD LIKE TO STUDY A...
BVSc                                                                                         BSc (majors other than in column to the left)
BVetTech                                                                                     BInfSc
BE(Hons)                                                                                     BConst
BFoodTech(Hons)                                                                              BAgriScience
BSc majoring in:                                                                             BAgriCommerce
 Chemistry, Statistics, Maths, Physics                                                       BHortSc

                                                       I have plenty of time before I want             I am finishing high school and wish to start university in
                                                       to start university                             February of the next year

ENROL IN A...                                          TAKE AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE JOIN SUMMER SCHOOL
Diploma in Science and Technology, or                  Certificate of Proficiency                      Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate in Science and Technology                  Select the relevant preparatory                 Take preparatory course(s) in Summer School.
with the subjects you need.                            course(s)                                       See: massey.ac.nz/summerschool

I AM UNDER 20
AND DO NOT HAVE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE (UE )
                                                                             I HAVE...
>> Achieved at least 50 credits in approved             >> Achieved NCEA Level 2 with Excellence or              >> 14 NCEA Level 3 credits in an approved
  subjects at NCEA Level 2 or above. These                 Merit                                                    subject
  include at least one of:                              >> Plenty of sciences standards at Excellence            >> 10 credits each in two other subjects
  >> Literacy: 18 credits at Level 1 or higher             or Merit                                              >> Literacy and numeracy
  >> Mathematics: 10 credits at NCEA Level 1            >> Literacy and Numeracy
     or higher.                                         >> I wish to progress to university soon.

               I would like to study a...                              I would like to study a...                                I would like to study a...

BSc majoring in:             BSc (majors other than     BSc majoring in:             BSc (majors other           BSc majoring in:              BSc (majors other
 Chemistry, Maths,            in column to the left)     Chemistry, Maths,             than in column to          Chemistry, Maths,              than in column to
 Statistics, Physics         BInfSc                      Statistics, Physics           the left)                  Statistics, Physics            the left)
BVSc                         BConst                     BVSc                         BInfSc                      BVSc                          BInfSc
BVetTech                     BAgriScience               BVetTech                     BConst                      BVetTech                      BConst
BE(Hons)                     BAgriCommerce              BE(Hons)                     BAgriScience                BE(Hons)                      BAgriScience
BFoodTech(Hons)              BHortSc                    BFoodTech(Hons)              BAgriCommerce               BFoodTech(Hons)               BAgriCommerce
                                                                                     BHortSc                                                   BHortSc

APPLY FOR THE...             APPLY FOR THE...           TALK TO US                   TALK TO US                  TALK TO US                    TALK TO US
Certificate in               Certificate in             For these specialist         Apply for Discretionary     Certificate of University     Certificate of University
Foundation Studies           Foundation Studies         qualifications, you          Entrance. You may be        Preparation                   Preparation
We encourage students        Take the Science           should do Year 13.           able to enter either        Then, progress to a           Then, progress to a
to do Year 13.               Pathway courses.           If you missed                the Diploma in Science      Diploma in Science            Diploma in Science
Take science-focused                                    Year 13 consider             and Technology or           and Technology in             and Technology in
courses, then                                           the Certificate in           Certificate in Science      preparation for one of        preparation for one of
progress to the                                         Foundation Studies           and Technology              these qualifications.         these qualifications.
Diploma or Certificate                                  (to the left). You may       NOTE: If you have           Courses studied               Courses studied
in Science and                                          be admitted to a             progressed more than        for the Diploma will          for the Diploma will
Technology and then                                     Diploma in Science           halfway through the         count towards your            count towards your
to the Bachelor                                         and Technology.              NCEA Level 3 year           Bachelor degree.              Bachelor degree.
degree. Courses studied                                 Courses studied              you will not be eligible
for the Diploma will count                              for the Diploma will         for discretionary
towards your Bachelor                                   count towards your           entrance before July
degree                                                  Bachelor degree.             in the following year.
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                                                                                        BACHELOR OF
                                                                                        AGRICOMMERCE
                                                 KEY FACTS
                                 AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
              SOME MAJORS AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                                    EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS
                                        OF FULL-TIME STUDY                              BAgriCommerce
          A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                             RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
          >> Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or horticulture    Massey’s AgriCommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness
          >> Are interested in the business/commercial side of farming                  industries throughout the world, ensuring our graduates have the skills and
          >> Would like to be a leader of this productive and innovative industry       industry knowledge employers need.

          YOU’LL BE IN DEMAND                                                           WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
          At Massey many of our AgriCommerce students have jobs before they even        This three-year world-class programme will:
          graduate.                                                                     >> Teach you about farm production systems, supply chain management,
                                                                                           marketing, food economies, and international agribusiness
          WHAT IS IT LIKE?                                                              >> Give you a strong understanding of what it takes to be sustainable and
          From running large farm-based agribusinesses right through to                    competitive along the food value chain and in global food and fibre
          international food trade, you will gain the skills and sound business            markets
          knowledge to help progress the future of New Zealand’s primary production     >> Provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver in future
          sector.                                                                          workplaces
                                                                                        >> Give you a sound knowledge of land-based systems and agribusiness
          PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE                                                             along with specialist knowledge in one area of agribusiness
          During your degree you will gain more than 26 weeks of paid work              >> Teach you to apply and integrate scientific, technological and business
          experience. That will give you an advantage with potential employers.            knowledge to meet marketplace demands
                                                                                        >> Ensure you will be a good analytical thinker able to synthesise
          JOIN THE INDUSTRY AT A SENIOR LEVEL                                              information in development of sound and innovative solutions
          New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and food. It generates      >> Give you an understanding of ethics, multi-cultural and international
          billion of dollars in export earnings a year and international demand is         environments
          predicted to continue to grow. Join the large group of Massey students        >> Help you develop into an effective communicator and a self-directed,
          that have secured jobs before they graduate. They have gone on to become         independent learner
          leaders in the industry.                                                      >> Give you management skills applicable across the primary industries

          JOIN A WORLD-LEADING UNIVERSITY                                               You’ll integrate new scientific, technological, and business knowledge to
          You will gain from the expertise of our world-leading lecturers and tutors.   shape a brighter future for an area of enterprise that sustains us all.
          Our programmes in agribusiness combine our world-leading expertise
          in both business and agricultural-related areas. Massey graduates and         MAJORS
          staff are helping to define the future of our nation’s agriculture and food   The specialist areas or ‘majors’ within the BAgriCommerce degree are:
          businesses.                                                                   >> Agricultural Economics on page 08
          Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s number one university in             >> Farm Management on page 09
          agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. Our proud    >> Food Marketing and Retailing on page 10
          record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first degrees         >> International Agribusiness on page 11
          in agriculture and horticulture. Our Massey Business School is also world-    >> Māori Agribusiness on page 12
          ranked – it is among the top five per cent of business schools globally and   >> Rural Valuation on page 13 (This major meets the academic
          is AACSB accredited with internationally-acclaimed economics and finance         requirements for registration by the Valuers Registration Board)
          specialists.
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SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                   LAUREN WOOLERTON BAgriCommerce
There are many scholarships provided by industry and agricultural               Growing up on a dairy farm gave me a strong
companies – nearly $500,000 worth – for students studying agriculture.          enthusiasm for the agriculture industry. I also
Find out more on our website: massey.ac.nz/scholarships                         favoured business and math subjects at high
                                                                                school, so it made sense for me to study
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                              agricommerce. I knew that Massey had a
To help make your move into university life as smooth as possible we            strong reputation as one of New Zealand’s
suggest you have credits for NCEA Level 3 in the subject areas you’ll be        leading agriculture schools. Because of
studying at Massey. These subjects include accounting, agriculture and          this, I knew Massey would be a great
horticulture, biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics and statistics.        choice for my studies.
                                                                                I really enjoyed studying at Massey. I
CAREERS                                                                         found that the content in my courses
New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong           was diversified and relevant. I enjoyed the ability to self-learn and work
demand for graduates, from running large farm-based businesses                  independently and there was always support when I needed it. My
through to international trade. Our staff are active researchers. Massey’s      study at Massey has given me a really good broad understanding of the
AgriCommerce programme integrates the most recent developments                  agricommerce sector and has taught me how to socialise and network
and thinking into your learning. You will emerge with the knowledge and         with people on a professional level.
foundation skills for several career paths:                                     I am currently a Graduate Mobile Rural Consultant with FMG. This is a
>> International marketing                                                      client facing role, where I get out and about in my region to help grow
>> Economics                                                                    strong and prosperous rural communities. I love that my job allows me to
>> Rural banking                                                                build relationships with others in the agricultural industry and give back to
>> Rural valuation                                                              my local community.
>> Government
>> Business                                                                    PATHWAYS TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY
>> Sales                                                                        ENROL IN...
>> Purchasing
>> Consultancy
>> Farm management                                                                Bachelor of AgriCommerce                     Postgraduate Diploma in
>> Farm ownership                                                                         [3 years]                             AgriCommerce [1 year]
>> Purchasing manager

WHAT TO EXPECT                                                                                                                 Master of AgriCommerce
Completing the minimum 360 credits needed for the Bachelor of                                                                        [1.5 years]
AgriCommerce degree usually takes a full-time student three years. If you
are not sure what you want to major and minor in then keep your options
open by choosing a first-year course offering several options. Make sure                                                         Doctor of Philosophy
you include the first year (xxx.1xx level) courses for the majors and minors                                                          [3 years]
you may wish to study. For each course, check for prerequisites, co-
requisites and restrictions that may affect you. See massey.ac.nz/courses
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                                                       KEY FACTS
                                        AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                               AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                        EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

           AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
                             A major of the BAgriCommerce
            AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                               CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
          >> Think analytically and logically                                             New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong
          >> Are comfortable working with numbers                                         demand for graduates. Careers range from running large farm-based
          >> Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or horticulture,     businesses through to international trade. Massey’s AgriCommerce
             in a business/commercial capacity                                            programme brings in the most recent developments in both business
          >> Want to solve real-world problems                                            and primary production, because we actively research in all our subjects.
                                                                                          Therefore, you’ll have the knowledge and foundation skills for several
          BECOME A LEADER IN THE AGRIFOOD INDUSTRY                                        career paths.
          Massey’s agricultural economics major will enable you to become a               Potential careers from the agricultural economics major include:
          sought-after agribusiness professional who can analyse company and              >> Rural banking
          market behaviours, structures, the competition, and regulatory issues.          >> Food processing expertise
          You will learn what works and what doesn’t in agribusiness and why.             >> Government policy adviser/maker
          You’ll learn what influences consumer demand and how to predict it. You’ll      >> Bank economist
          gain the applied economics and agribusiness skills and competencies             >> Banking
          necessary to analyse markets and policy regulations. For example, you’ll        >> Working for a research institute
          find out how to price fresh milk, learn about the supply and demand of
          wine, international trade partnerships and incentives and the regulations       PRACTICAL WORK
          required to protect New Zealand’s clean green image.                            During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience.
          Agricultural economics is the study of applied economics in relation to         This experience will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment
          optimising the production and distribution of food. This has applications for   undertaken in agriculture and related sectors. All this experience will give
          farmers, the industry and broader government.                                   you an advantage with potential employers.
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                                        KEY FACTS
                         AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
   SOME COURSES AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
         EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                   FARM MANAGEMENT
                 A major of the BAgriCommerce
  AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                        PUT AGRIBUSINESS INTO PERSPECTIVE
>> Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or            The discipline of farm management provides the ability to interpret
   horticulture                                                          and put into perspective the wide range of issues affecting farm and
>> Are interested in the business/commercial side of farming             agribusiness managers. It offers an understanding of how and why
>> Would like to gain a broad range of knowledge and skills in           managers make the decisions and what impact those decisions
   agribusiness                                                          have on their business and the wider industry.

The farm management major prepares you for the strategic,                REAL-WORLD LEARNING AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
operational, financial, production and organisational demands of         Your learning will focus on real-world case studies and will
the farming business. You will learn the skills to build and deliver     include field trips to provide experiential learning from talking to
profitable businesses on a sustainable basis.                            and observing farmers. This complements what is covered in the
                                                                         classroom. During your degree you will gain a huge amount of
BECOME A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PRACTITIONER                                  practical experience. This experience will include at least 26 weeks
As a farm management graduate you will draw from business-               of paid employment undertaken in agriculture and related sectors.
related disciplines including economics, industrial economics,           That will give you an advantage with potential employers.
marketing, supply chain management and finance to give advice to
those in agribusiness-related industries. You will gain knowledge        RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
in natural sciences, environmental sciences, life sciences, food         Massey’s AgriCommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness
security and safety, primary production technologies and systems         industries throughout the world – ensuring our graduates have the
and biotechnology.                                                       skills and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the
You will learn how to integrate the theory and tools across              future.
these differing areas to provide relevant advice to the farm and
agribusiness decision makers.

JOIN A WORLD-LEADING UNIVERSITY
Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s No 1 university in
agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings.
Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New
Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture and horticulture. We have the
largest Young Farmer’s Club in New Zealand.
Our Massey Business School is also world-ranked – it is among
the top five per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB
accredited with internationally-acclaimed economics and finance
specialists. Our programmes in agribusiness combine our expertise
in both business and agricultural-related areas. Massey graduates
and staff are helping to define the future of our nation’s agriculture
and food businesses.
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                                                       KEY FACTS
                                        AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                               AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                        EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                        FOOD MARKETING AND
                                 RETAILING
                             A major of the BAgriCommerce
            AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                              PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WHILE YOU STUDY
          >> Love the latest food products                                               During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience.
          >> Want to spend your days telling people how great they are                   This experience will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment
          >> Want to own a café, restaurant or manage an exciting new food store         undertaken in agriculture and related sectors. This will give you an
                                                                                         advantage with potential employers.
          You’ll learn about key economics, retailing, management, marketing,
          branding, and communication principles, with a specific focus on the           CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
          effectiveness of these in relation to food industries. Your learning will      >> Affiliated wholesale groups
          focus on real-world case studies and will include field trips to provide the   >> Chain store organisations
          experience sought by employers.                                                >> Food brokerage firms and related organisations
          You’ll also learn about farm production systems, supply chain management,      >> Food manufacturing
          marketing, food economies, and international agribusiness. You’ll gain from    >> Food service distributors
          the expertise of our world-leading lecturers and tutors. Our programmes in     >> Grocery product wholesalers
          agribusiness combine our expertise in both business and agriculture.           >> Independent grocery firms
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                                             KEY FACTS
                              AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                     AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
              EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                                 INTERNATIONAL
                                  AGRIBUSINESS
                  A major of the BAgriCommerce
  AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                              CAREERS
>> Are interested in agriculture and business                                  New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong
>> Want a career with an international perspective                             demand for graduates, from running large farm-based businesses through
                                                                               to international trade. Massey’s AgriCommerce programme brings in
A WORLD VIEW OF HOW AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ARE CREATED AND MARKETED             the most recent developments in both business and primary production,
Does managing the marketing process of meat, kiwifruit, or milk to             because we actively research in all our subjects. Therefore, you’ll have the
retailers in Tokyo or Nestlé in Switzerland excite you? How about sourcing     knowledge and foundation skills for several career paths. Potential careers
and processing billions of litres of milk every year?                          include:
In the Bachelor of AgriCommerce (International Agribusiness) you’ll learn      >> Business analyst
about the global agri-food system. This includes everything from on-farm       >> Business leadership roles
procurement in New Zealand to export and distribution of food and other        >> Business management
agricultural products to consumers around the world.                           >> Export and import
You’ll learn about production sciences, agri-food value chains,                >> Industry leadership roles
manufacturing, distribution and logistics, international finance and the       >> Businesses involved in international trade
trade and marketing skills required to take New Zealand’s agri-food
industry to the global marketplace.
Our programmes in agribusiness combine our world-leading expertise in
both business and agricultural-related areas.

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
Your learning will focus on real-world case studies and include field trips
to provide the experience sought by employers. This three-year world-class
programme will teach you about farm production systems, supply chain
management, marketing, food economies, and international agribusiness.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WHILE YOU STUDY
During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience.
This experience will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment
undertaken in agriculture and related sectors. That will give you an
advantage with potential employers.

YOU’LL JOIN A GROWING, INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY
New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and food – it
generates close to $37 billion in export earnings a year – and international
demand is predicted to continue to grow rapidly. Join the large group of
Massey students that have secured jobs before they graduate. They have
gone on to become leaders in the industry.

RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
Massey’s AgriCommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness
industries throughout the world – ensuring our graduates have the skills
and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the future.
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                                                   KEY FACTS
                                    AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
              SOME COURSES AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                    EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                        MĀORI AGRIBUSINESS
                            A major of the BAgriCommerce
                            NOT AVAILABLE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                           REAL LIFE LEARNING
          >> Are working in an agribusiness-related organisation and would            Part of this qualification is exploring Māori agribusiness through a
             like more knowledge of a Māori context                                   series of case studies in the field.
          >> Wish to increase your business skills to assist whānau in                You will gain experience in analysis and decision making in the
             management of Māori land or resources                                    context of a real-world business. This gives you an advantage with
          >> Would like to gain practical knowledge of Māori concepts related         potential employers and ensures you can bring relevant learning
             to land ownership and use                                                back to your own situation.

          JOIN THE ONLY DEGREE IN NEW ZEALAND THAT WILL GIVE YOU SPECIFIC SKILLS IN   KIRI SYMONDS BAgriCommerce (Rural Valuation)
          MĀORI AGRIBUSINESS                                                           I love the land and grew up in Mangatainoka wanting to be a builder.
          This major will provide you with the understanding and skills to             When I left school, I became a dairy farmer and now I am combining my
          work in, or with, Māori agribusiness. You will learn about the land          interests. I needed to find a new career to fit in with my young whānau
          and natural resources, business and culture in a Māori context.              and I always wanted to get my degree.
          Particular emphasis will be placed on the concepts of land and               Massey’s AgriCommerce degree fitted well with my love for farming the
          resource utility, kaitiakitanga and the relationship of these kaupapa        land and business.
          Māori-based systems to the present day.                                      This degree has given me the additional knowledge I needed to pursue a
          You will graduate with an understanding of Māori resource issues             career in any of the agribusiness sectors especially Māori Argibusiness.
          and the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to Māori agribusiness and          Helping my whānau is also important to me. My grandmother is a
          present day legislation.                                                     shareholder in Aohanga Incorporation, which owns Owahanga Station,
          Your learning will also examine Māori agribusiness policy, the roles         a 7300 ha farm near Pongaroa in the Tararua district. Now with the skills
          and responsibilities of policy agencies in relation to Māori, and            and knowledge I have leant from this degree, I am able to provide more
          alternative policy approaches to achieving Māori-driven outcomes.            guidance to my nana about the farm, the value of the land and help them
                                                                                       out. Now my goal is to become a registered property valuer focusing on
          BRING KAITIAKITANGA TO YOUR BUSINESS                                         rural properties.
          There is a huge opportunity to develop Māori land (1.5 million
          hectares) and build businesses in industries such as energy,
          fisheries, tourism and food and beverage. This qualification
          will teach you about Māori cultural identity concepts such as
          manaakitanga (hospitality), and kaitiakitanga (to protect). These
          are integral aspects to a Māori business, vital to understand if you
          are to work in these businesses. If you are coming from a whānau
          perspective, you will build on your cultural identity to develop skills
          in self-directed learning, communication and best agribusiness
          practice.
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                                             KEY FACTS
                              AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                     AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
              EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                           RURAL VALUATION
                   A major of the BAgriCommerce
  AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                              RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
>> Are interested in the changing value of farmland                            Massey’s AgriCommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness
>> Think you would enjoy working with farmers to enhance their business        industries throughout the world – ensuring our graduates have the skills
>> Would like a professional qualification while keeping your career           and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the future.
   options open
>> Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or horticulture,    SCHOLARSHIPS
   in a business/commercial capacity                                           There are scholarships available for those planning to study
                                                                               AgriCommerce. See massey.ac.nz/scholarships
At Massey many of our AgriCommerce students have jobs before they
even graduate. Massey’s Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Rural Valuation) will        CAREERS
help you build the skills you need to have a successful career in today’s      Massey University’s rural valuation major in the Bachelor of AgriCommerce
rural property market. Whether it’s a dairy farm sale, estimation of orchard   provides the knowledge, skills and competencies to be a registered valuer,
capital value, or getting a bank loan to purchase a new farm, almost every     specifically in the rural context. But there are also other exciting career
financial transaction involving land requires a valuation to support it.       opportunities in the rural property sector. You can choose to specialise, or
You’ll learn about land-based systems and agribusiness and gain specialist     become a generalist. Examples include:
valuation knowledge preparing you for exciting opportunities in the            >> Private practice firms as a generalist rural valuer
dynamic rural property industry.                                               >> A specialist valuer with expertise in a class of property (eg viticulture,
                                                                                  forestry, Māori land)
A RELEVANT PROGRAMME                                                           >> Farm consultancy, property management planning
Visiting a wide range of farm properties is an integral part of the            >> Rural banking
programme. This is essential to the relevance of your study of                 >> Insurance companies as a rural consultant
farm management, investment and valuation. You’ll also learn the               >> Real Estate firms as a rural agent
communication skills you’ll need to operate within the industry and to work
effectively with future clients. We encourage you to strive for the highest    The requirements of lending institutions, local authorities, rental
levels of professionalism and ethics. You will cover a wide range of topics    assessments, insurance valuations, and asset valuations for company
specifically relevant to rural valuation such as property markets, resource    accounts generate the bulk of valuation work in New Zealand.
management, property law and building technology.                              The Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) is the professional
During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience.        organisation that you will most likely join as a rural valuation graduate.
This experience will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment              PINZ is closely involved with the development of Massey’s courses and
undertaken in agriculture and related sectors. That will give you an           actively encourages students to get involved in the affairs of the local
advantage with potential employers.                                            branch and, upon graduation, to become a member of the organisation.
                                                                               New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong
JOIN INDUSTRY AT A SENIOR LEVEL                                                demand for graduates, from running large farm-based businesses through
New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and food – it                to international trade.
generates close to $37 billion in export earnings a year – and international   Massey’s AgriCommerce programme brings in the most recent
demand is predicted to continue to grow rapidly. Join the large group of       developments in both business and primary production, because we
Massey students that have secured jobs before they graduate. They have         actively research in all our subjects. Therefore, you’ll have the knowledge
gone on to become leaders in the industry.                                     and foundation skills for several career paths.
                                                                               Potential careers from the rural valuation major include banking,
ACCREDITATIONS                                                                 consultancy, insurance companies, local and regional authorities and rural
The BAgriCommerce (Rural Valuation) is accredited by the Property Institute    valuation practices.
of New Zealand (PINZ) and the New Zealand Valuers Registration Board.
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                                                                                         BACHELOR OF
                                                                                         AGRICULTURAL
                                                                                         SCIENCE
                                                  KEY FACTS
                                   AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
             SOME COURSES AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
                   EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY
           AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ                           BAgSci
          A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                              AWARD-WINNING LABS
          >> Enjoy applied sciences                                                      Massey’s Manawatū campus hosts the only multi-function teaching
          >> Are interested in a career in the primary industries                        laboratories in Australasia.
                                                                                         The labs won a Best Practice Award for Innovation at the Association for
          JOIN AN INDUSTRY WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE                                          Tertiary Education Management conference in Australia and were short-
          Agriculture dominates New Zealand’s economy, generating billions in            listed for the international UK S-Lab awards.
          export earnings every year. The future of this industry is bright with         The facility is unique in Australasia in that it allows each laboratory to
          international demand predicted to grow rapidly.                                be tailored to accommodate a variety of disciplines. Technicians can do
                                                                                         preparation in the dedicated technical area before moving this into the lab,
          WHAT IS IT LIKE?                                                               which means students can spend more time doing practical lab work.
          Massey’s world-class Bachelor of Agricultural Science focuses on the
          overlapping areas of agriculture, management and technology, enabling          SKILLS EMPLOYERS SEEK
          you to create innovative solutions to the challenges our primary industries    Massey aligns its world-ranked agriculture programmes to agribusiness
          face today.                                                                    industries throughout the world – ensuring our students graduate with the
                                                                                         skills and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the future.
          DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED
          The degree gives you an understanding of agricultural systems within the       TRAVEL WHILE YOU STUDY
          wider context of the economy and society. Your study will focus on the         Our Student Exchange Programme provides an international experience
          key areas of agriculture systems – for example soils, plant and animals,       with the chance to study courses at overseas universities and cross-credit
          economics and agricultural systems and management. Your study will also        them back to a Massey qualification. You’ll pay the same tuition fees
          give you an insight into the environmental impact and sustainability of        while abroad and it’s a great chance to gain the overseas experience
          these systems.                                                                 and knowledge that many employers value. Some of the top science
          You will also learn key skills in communication, information technology,       universities available within the exchange programme are the University
          creativity, innovation, problem solving, teamwork and analysis. These are      of Calgary, Canada, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and the
          essential for your future career and will make you a sought-after employee.    University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

          IN DEMAND BY EMPLOYERS                                                         WHAT TO EXPECT
          Many of our students have jobs even before they graduate and are going         YOUR FIRST YEAR
          on to great careers.                                                           One of the best things about this degree is the variety of study. You’ll learn
                                                                                         about animals, plants and soils, and be introduced to agribusiness and
          JOIN A WORLD-LEADING AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY                                    physical geography. You’ll also study economics, chemistry, physics and
          Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s number one university in              ecology.
          agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. Our
          proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first            PRACTICAL WORK
          degrees in agriculture and horticulture. As a student, you will benefit from   As part of this programme, you’ll need to do at least 26 weeks of full-time
          our internationally-recognised capability and leadership in this area.         work in an area related to your major. This is usually done during the
                                                                                         summer when work is readily available on farms and with rural businesses.
                                                                                         To ensure you get the most from this experience, you’ll provide a report on
                                                                                         your activities which will be assessed.
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CAREERS                                                                        SCHOLARSHIPS
The industry is made up of a huge range of organisations, including            More than $500,000 worth of scholarships are available in this area. For
farming, processing and marketing produce, logistics of product supply,        more information, see massey.ac.nz/scholarships
as well as the associated service industries such as banking, company
representatives and consultants. That means there is a huge range of           PATHWAYS TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY
careers on offer for those with the right skills.                              ENROL IN...
Industries where agriscience skills are utilised include:
>> Fertiliser                                                                                Bachelor of Agricultural Science [3 years]
>> Banking
>> Biosecurity
>> Breeding                                                                                                 Master’s degree
>> Consultancy                                                                                              [1 to 1.5 years]
>> Farming in all sectors
>> Farm tourism
>> Horticulture                                                                                      Doctor of Philosophy [3 years]
>> Management
>> Policy
>> Equestrian sports including racing
>> Research and development
>> Sales and marketing
>> Teaching

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
While there are no special requirements beyond those that qualify you to
study at University it is preferable that you have credit for NCEA Level 3
Biology or Science, Chemistry, Modelling and Statistics, plus English
and Maths. Taking these subjects will help ensure a smooth transition to
university study. If English is not your first language (and the admission
requirements were completed at an educational institution where English
is the not medium of instruction), you’ll need an IELTS of 6.5 with no band
less than 6.0.

FURTHER STUDY
After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science you are also able
to enter postgraduate diploma or master’s programmes to further your
learning. A postgraduate qualification in Agricultural Science allows you to
consider leadership opportunities as a consultant, technician, or scientist
within private companies or Crown Research Institutes or universities, both
in New Zealand and overseas.
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                                                        KEY FACTS
                                         AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                         EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

                                                                   EQUINE
                                              A major of the BAgSci
             AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

          A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                               LAURA BREBNER BAgriScience (Equine), IRT
          >> Enjoy sciences                                                                I’ve always wanted to work with horses but I knew I needed to gain a
          >> Would like to specialise in the equine industry                               qualification and experience to be successful in the industry. I chose to
          >> Are interested in helping come up with solutions to contemporary              study equine at Massey because I thought it would provide me with a
             New Zealand animal husbandry and agricultural issues                          great head start in finding employment. The degree has been a constant
                                                                                           challenge but what I have learnt is invaluable and I will always be
          You will gain the knowledge base and the analytical and management               thankful that I chose to get a degree that set me up for the industry.
          skills to develop a career helping improve the productivity and                  Job opportunities began opening up quickly, and I had a job lined up long
          sustainability of agricultural systems. Through the equine major, you will       before I had completed my degree. I work for IRT(NZ) – the New Zealand
          gain the skills to meet current and emerging opportunities in the equine         branch of an international horse transport company. I am currently based
          industries. This programme is structured to support strong links with            at the equine quarantine facility in Auckland. The job involves daily care
          equine industries in New Zealand.                                                of a range of horses, making sure they are healthy after long travelling
                                                                                           periods, and running regulatory tests to ensure no diseases are being
          JOIN A WORLD-LEADING UNIVERSITY                                                  brought into the country. I love horses because no two horses are the
          Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s number one university in                same. They challenge me on a day-to-day basis, and keep me on my toes.
          agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. Our
          proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first
          degrees in agriculture and horticulture. As a student, you will benefit from
          our internationally-recognised capability and leadership in this area.

          BUSINESS SKILLS COMBINED WITH EQUINE KNOWLEDGE
          Your equine major will cover the scientific principles of equine husbandry,
          agriculture, and agronomy with business skills. You will learn about
          equine health, nutrition, reproduction, structure, and function. You’ll also
          obtain knowledge of production and management issues, including equine
          welfare and regulatory issues.

          CAREERS
          The equine industry is large, diverse, and economically important both
          in New Zealand and worldwide. The equine major will prepare you for
          a career in a wide variety of equine enterprises anywhere in the world.
          You will acquire a broad understanding of health and production issues,
          and you will be able to offer the equine industry up-to-date, scientifically-
          based knowledge.
          Potential employers include equine regulatory, breeding, racing, breed,
          and sport organisations, and other equine enterprises in New Zealand and
          around the world.
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                                              KEY FACTS
                               AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
               EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY

    WITHOUT SPECIALISATION
                                    A major of the BAgSci
   AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ

GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                               Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we were established as an
>> Enjoy applied sciences                                                     agricultural college. As a student, you will benefit from our internationally-
>> Are interested in a career in the primary industries                       recognised capability and leadership in this area

The Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree gives you the contemporary        AWARD-WINNING LABS
agriculture-related skills you will need to become a leader in this rapidly   Massey’s Manawatū campus hosts the only multi-function teaching
growing international industry.                                               laboratories in Australasia. The labs won a Best Practice Award for
                                                                              Innovation at the Association for Tertiary Education Management
WHAT IS IT LIKE?                                                              conference and were short-listed for the international UKS-Lab awards.
Agriculture dominates New Zealand’s economy – generating billions             The facility is unique in Australasia in that it allows each laboratory to
in export earnings every year. The future of this industry is bright with     be tailored to accommodate a variety of disciplines. Technicians can do
international demand and available jobs predicted to grow rapidly.            preparation in the dedicated technical area before moving this into the lab,
                                                                              which means students can spend more time doing lab practical work.
New from 2019, the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Without
Specialisation) will give you relevant, up-to-date skills to help you take    TRAVEL WHILE YOU STUDY
your place in this exciting industry.                                         Our Student Exchange Programme provides an international experience
                                                                              with the chance to study courses at overseas universities and credit
A FUTURE-FOCUSED DEGREE                                                       them back to a Massey qualification. You’ll pay the same tuition fees
You will dig into every aspect of agriculture including pastures, crops,      while abroad and it’s a great chance to gain the overseas experience
animal and soil sciences as well as economics, agribusiness and the           and knowledge that many employers value. Some of the top science
influence of government policies, regulations and Te Tiriti o Waitangi        universities available within the exchange programme are the University
obligations. You will learn about future and present issues in the industry   of Calgary, Canada; Wageningen University, The Netherlands and the
and gain skills in the use of technology in agriculture. Disciplines like     University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
engineering, physics, chemistry and biology are also an important part of
gaining a broad understanding of the primary industries.                      WHAT TO EXPECT
                                                                              YOUR FIRST YEAR
EXPERIENCE BEFORE YOU GRADUATE                                                One of the best things about this degree is the variety of study. You’ll
Industry experience is integrated into this degree, with practical work       learn about animals and agriculture, soils and pasture, be introduced
courses allowing you to experience and analyse real-world scenarios while     to agribusiness and decision-making skills. You’ll also study economics,
you are studying.                                                             chemistry, physics and ecology.

IN-DEMAND BY EMPLOYERS                                                        PRACTICAL WORK
Massey aligns its world-ranked agriculture programmes to agribusiness         As part of this programme, you’ll need to do at least 26 weeks of full-time
industries throughout the world. All this will give you an advantage with     work in an area related to your major. This is usually done during the
prospective employers upon graduation, with industry contacts, a better       summer when work is readily available on farms and with rural businesses.
understanding of the primary industries and the management skills to lead     To ensure you get the most from this experience, you’ll provide a report on
it. Most Agriculture students secure employment before they graduate.         your activities which will be assessed.
Join a world-leading agriculture university
Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s No 1 university in agriculture
according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. We are also
ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for agriculture by the
ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
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                                                                         BACHELOR OF
                                                                         ANIMAL SCIENCE
                                           KEY FACTS
                           AVAILABLE AT MANAWATŪ
                     EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS FULL-TIME
                AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
                                                  STUDYING IN NZ         BAniSc
          A GOOD FIT FOR YOU                                                             CAREERS
          >> If you want to work with production or companion animals                    The Bachelor of Animal Science (BAniSc) will provide you the knowledge,
          >> Are interested in solving contemporary New Zealand animal production        attributes and expertise you require for the careers of the future. You will
             challenges                                                                  be qualified for technical, advocacy and management roles across the
          >> If you would like to specialise in the equine industry                      production animal, equine and companion animal science industries.
          >> Enjoy sciences                                                              >> Animal management                   >> Feed/Pet food manufacturing
                                                                                         >> On-farm animal technician           >> Agricultural biotechnology
          If you’re interested in animals and science this is the degree for you.        >> Consultancy                         >> Biosecurity and customs
                                                                                         >> Animal breeding                     >> Animal welfare
          JOIN A WORLD-LEADING UNIVERSITY                                                >> Animal nutrition and health         >> Policy and regulation
          Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s number one university in              >> Sales and technical                 >> Disease control
          agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. Our proud     >> Laboratory roles in nutrition, meat >> Equine sport and racing.
          record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first degrees in          science and animal health
          agriculture. We are also recognised in the QS rankings as a world leader
          in Veterinary education. Massey University is home to the only Animal          ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
          Science team in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia. As a        Students considering the BAniSc may wish to choose Year 13 subjects
          student, you will benefit from our internationally-recognised capability and   such as Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science and/or Maths. However,
          leadership in these areas.                                                     none of these subjects are essential.

          WHAT IS IT LIKE?                                                               MAJORS
          WE LEAD ANIMAL SCIENCE IN NEW ZEALAND                                          The specialist majors within the Bachelor of Animal Science degree are:
          The only animal science degree available in New Zealand is offered             >> Animal Breeding and Genetics
          at Massey University. Our veterinary, animal and agricultural science          >> Animal Nutrition and Growth
          professionals are among the best in the world and they will teach you          >> Animal Welfare
          about the latest developments in animal science. You will obtain expertise     >> Equine Science.
          in genetics and breeding, nutrition and growth, and animal welfare. This
          degree also offers a speciality in equine.                                     SCHOLARSHIPS
          It will have a distinct New Zealand flavour and complement established         There are scholarships provided by industry and agricultural companies for
          international animal science programmes. This allows you, if you’d like, to    students studying in this area. Find out more on our website:
          study part of your programme overseas.                                         massey.ac.nz/scholarships
          Massey has a number of internationally recognised animal-based research
          centres including: Al Rae Genetics Centre, Animal Welfare Science and          WHAT TO EXPECT
          Bioethics Centre, Centre for Feline Nutrition, Equine Parentage, Equine        Completing the minimum 360 credits needed for the Bachelor of Animal
          Research Centre, International Sheep Research Centre, Monogastric              Science degree will take a full-time student three years. A set first year
          Research Centre and Working Dog Centre. These centres are used to              selection of papers gives you a taste of each of the four major subject
          enhance the learning experience throughout the degree. The production          areas allowing you to keep your options open and start to specialise at
          and companion animal industries, government departments and agencies,          second year. Elective options at second and third year will allow you to
          iwi-owned agribusinesses recognise the importance of animal science in         gain deeper knowledge in courses from the other majors or outside the
          what they do and employ our graduates.                                         programme. For each course, check for prerequisites, co-requisites and
          Our rigorous programme is supported by industry and provides you with the      restrictions that may affect you. See massey.ac.nz/courses
          valuable skills employers are looking for.
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ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS MAJOR                                            ANIMAL WELFARE MAJOR
A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                             A GOOD FIT IF YOU
>> Are interested in the selection and breeding of animals                    >> Care about the treatment and welfare of animals and are interested in
>> Are interested in animal genetics                                             science
>> Are interested in reproduction and reproductive technologies               >> Want to learn about their needs and management
                                                                              >> Want to make a difference for animals
An understanding of breeding and genetics will help improve the
performance of animals including production animals, sport and companion      How we care about animals, including our pets, those kept in zoos and
animals. New Zealand has a large pasture-based farming industry and           wildlife parks and production animals and working animals like police
continuously strives to produce animals with better meat, milk, leather and   dogs, is in the spotlight.
fibre and related products. You will learn about reproductive physiology      There is increasing awareness of animals, what they feel and how they
and reproductive technologies for the purpose of ensuring effective animal    should be treated. If you want to understand the science behind how
multiplication.                                                               animals feel, what influences that and how that affects their behaviour
You will learn how to set up a genetic improvement programme based on         and performance this is the major for you. You will gain knowledge on
breeding goals and how to collect the relevant information, analyse it and    animal welfare and will be well-placed to help make a difference in
make decisions to attain those goals. You will learn about reproductive       the lives of animals. When you graduate you will have an up-to-date,
technologies and how to factor these into animal breeding programmes.         scientifically-based knowledge.

CAREERS                                                                       CAREERS
>> Animal genetics                                                            >> Animal welfare
>> Reproductive management of animals                                         >> Biosecurity
>> On-farm animal technician                                                  >> Customs
>> Animal-related consultancy                                                 >> Policy and regulation

ANIMAL NUTRITION AND GROWTH MAJOR                                             EQUINE SCIENCE MAJOR
A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                             A GOOD FIT IF YOU
>> Are interested in what diets optimise animal production, performance       >> Would like to specialise in the equine industry
   and health                                                                 >> Are interested in creating solutions to the challenges faced by the
>> Like working with animals                                                     equine industry
>> Care about the role of the animal in society and in food production        >> Enjoy sciences
>> Want to understand feeding behaviours and requirements of diverse
   animals                                                                    The equine industry is large, diverse and economically important both
                                                                              in New Zealand and worldwide. You will be prepared for a wide variety
If you want to understand how what animals eat, or don’t eat, affects their   of equine enterprises anywhere in the world and acquire a broad
growth and health. The New Zealand meat industry is well recognised           understanding of health and production issues. You will gain knowledge
around the world for its pasture-raised product and in New Zealand            of animal welfare, behaviour and health and an understanding of
we also have strong industries raising poultry and pigs. Nutrition is         performance nutrition and responses to training of horses.
also extremely important for sport and companion animals and their            When you graduate you will have an up-to-date, scientifically-based
performance and health. You will learn how animals digest food, what          knowledge.
feeds are best for them and how much they should be eating for the            You will gain an understanding of equine production systems and how to
appropriate growth and development, performance and rehabilitation goals      collect, analyse and interpret information about them. You will learn about
that maybe sought. When you graduate you will have the practical skills to    horse welfare, behaviour, health, nutrition and training and performance.
match an up-to-date, scientifically-based knowledge.                          The role of new technologies, industry structures and practices and their
                                                                              issues will also be part of the programme.
CAREERS
>> Animal nutrition consultancy                                               CAREERS
>> Feed manufacturing and development                                         >> Equine regulatory bodies
>> Animal management                                                          >> Stud farm management
>> Sales and marketing                                                        >> Racing and breeding industries
>> Feed testing services                                                      >> Sport organisations
>> Inspection and grading services for animal products                        >> Other equine enterprises in New Zealand and around the world
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                                     Accredited course

                                                   KEY FACTS
                                     AVAILABLE AT AUCKLAND                                BACHELOR OF
                                                                                          CONSTRUCTION
                            (INCLUDES BLOCK MODE TEACHING)
              SOME COURSES AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
          (WITH COMPULSORY ON CAMPUS CONTACT WORKSHOPS)
                    EQUIVALENT TO 3 YEARS OF FULL-TIME STUDY
               AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING IN NZ                        BConst
          A GOOD FIT IF YOU                                                              employment within dynamic teams and can be equipped to lead significant
          >> Are interested in buildings and how they are constructed                    developments within a few years of graduation.
          >> Are looking for a career where no two days are the same and you are
             not stuck behind a desk                                                     RELEVANT TO INDUSTRY
          >> Are interested in a career offering great salaries, and rapid progression   There are two majors available – Quantity Surveying and Construction
             to management                                                               Management. These majors focus on relevant industry sectors, such as:
                                                                                         >> Project management consultancy
          Join the only construction qualification in New Zealand accredited by          >> Building renovation and earthquake strengthening
          the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS), the NZ Institute of      >> Construction companies
          Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors          >> Development consortia
          (RICS). The Bachelor of Construction will help you become a construction       >> Local authorities and regulatory bodies
          expert who can contribute to all sectors of the construction industry,         >> Property development or property management
          highly sought-after by employers and internationally recognised.               >> Industrial and commercial building services
          Massey University’s programme is ranked in the top 200 university built        >> Insurance rebuild costs
          environment programmes in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)
          rankings.                                                                      The Bachelor of Construction is a three-year degree (or 3.5 years if you
                                                                                         commence your study in Semester Two).
          WHAT IS IT LIKE?
          The Massey University Bachelor of Construction will teach you how to           DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS INTEGRAL TO YOUR LEARNING
          develop and implement best practice building solutions and construction        All courses have an online teaching component and you can use your
          management techniques. You’ll learn how to add value to the sustainable        tablet or smartphone to ask or answer questions during lectures. Some
          development of the built environment, and its use, by integrating              assignments will require you to prepare a video of your work. Core courses
          sound technical and theoretical knowledge with industry experience,            for construction will teach you vital digital skills including computer-aided
          management and interpersonal skills.                                           drawing and computer modeling of buildings (BIM).

          SOUGHT-AFTER BY EMPLOYERS                                                      FLEXIBILITY
          There is great demand for people with a Bachelor of Construction. Most         Although you need to choose a major when you enrol, you can change from
          students are offered employment before they have even completed their          one major to another after one year of study. All of your core final-year
          qualification.                                                                 papers are offered via brief blocks of intensive contact workshops. This
                                                                                         ‘Block Mode’ study means you can start gaining valuable work experience,
          EXCELLENT SALARIES AND CAREER PROGRESSION                                      while completing your qualification.
          As a construction graduate you will be in line for the excellent starting
          salaries that are available in the industry. As you progress through           YOUR FIRST YEAR
          your career, salary levels remain higher than for many other sectors.          You will learn about building and construction, materials and computer-
          Many graduates are able to have their own business within 10 years of          aided design. Along with this you’ll gain knowledge in accounting, law,
          graduation.                                                                    finance and construction economics. You’ll also be introduced to the built
                                                                                         environment and measuring systems.
          RAPID CAREER PROGRESSION
          There are opportunities in all sectors of the built environment including      MAJORS OR ENDORSEMENTS
          new construction and civil projects, building restoration, earthquake          >> Construction Management on page 22
          strengthening and insurance valuation. Construction graduates gain             >> Quantity Surveying on page 23
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