Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Horticulture

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Horticulture

HORTICULTURE

ND: (National Diploma) 

Horticulture is the science of the propagation, cultivation and maintenance of plants and the use of plant material for the improvement of the environment. With population growth, new scientific and technological challenges present themselves daily in a career that can lead to rich rewards and excellent job opportunities.Training takes place in modern, on-campus growing facilities with motivated and well-qualified staff having a wealth of industrial and teaching experience. This facilitates the training of practically-oriented graduates for a role in the development, production and maintenance of environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing gardens, playing fields and commercial garden retail centres.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates apply proven techniques and procedures to the production, propagation, displaying, marketing and application of appropriate plant material for the commercial market. This involves a range of technical, engineering and managerial techniques appropriate to the industry.Graduates may find work in production nurseries, garden centres, landscape maintenance enterprises, parastatals and municipalities. In addition, for those students with a desire to do research, the National Botanical Institute (Kirstenbosch) and the Agricultural Research Council are important employers.

Whilst the demand for horticulture graduates is high, the University encourages an entrepreneurial spirit amongst its students through the integration of appropriate business skills and incentives within the mainstream programme. The technical skills acquired should enable entrepreneurially-minded graduates to identify and develop viable business entities.

 

Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Semester 1 Only

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Semester 2 Only
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Second Year

Semester 1 Only

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
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Third Year

Semester 1 Only

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
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BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae) 

The aim of the course is to produce a competent technologist who will be capable of decision-making at an intellectual level requiring mature judgement, and who will have the ability to conceive, identify and optimise technical solutions for the propagation, production and maintenance or application of plants in a horticultural and landscape setting.
Career Opportunities
Similar to those for the ND Horticulture, but this qualification opens possibilities for research positions or advanced positions in the management of horticultural establishments.

Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

 Compulsory subject(s):

MTech: (Magister Technologiae)

The aim of course is to produce a competent technologist who will be capable of conducting applied and fundamental research in the field of plant propagation, production, maintenance, landscaping and management.The Master’s degree in Horticulture equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct research in horticulture, and to contribute to knowledge production through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing and new knowledge. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome are reported in a dissertation.

 

Career Opportunities
Similar to those listed for the BTech in Horticulture.

 

Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Fifth Year

Compulsory subject(s):