The Bachelor of Horticulture is primarily designed to provide a systematic and coherent introduction to the knowledge, principles, concepts, theories and problem-solving techniques on production of horticultural crops, management, breeding, protection as well as soil fertility. The programme will enable students to acquire cognitive/intellectual skills (Horticulture), practical skills and key transferable skills and empower them to apply these skills in solving problems that face the Namibian horticultural sector. The Bachelor of Horticulture degree programme aims at equipping students with basic managerial competencies through teaching, excursions and research, thereby sustaining the horticultural industry, increasing the production and use of horticultural and other crops in the country, creating new employment opportunities, and contributing to Namibia’s economic development. Further, this programme intends to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to plan, implement, and evaluate projects related to horticultural production, protection and management.
The Bachelor of Horticulture seeks suitably qualified candidates who are capable of benefiting from, contributing to, and successfully completing the programme. In order to be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must meet the General Admission Requirements of NUST (GI2.1 in the NUST General Year Book) and comply with the following additional requirements: • A pass in Biology or a Biology-related subject, with at least an C-symbol at NSSC Ordinary Level; • A pass in Mathematics with at least a D-symbol, at NSSC Ordinary Level; • A pass in English with at least an E-symbol, at NSSC Ordinary Level. Candidates who meet the Mature Age Entry requirements of NUST (GI2.2 in the NUST General Year Book) may be considered but will in addition be required to pass an admission test, compiled by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences.