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Course Information and Fees



Diploma: (diploma)

Horticulture is the science of the propagation, cultivation and maintenance of plants and the use of plant material for the improvement of the urban environment. With continuing population growth and urbanisation, and the new scientific and technological challenges presenting themselves daily, this course may lead to a career rich in rewards and with excellent job opportunities. Training takes place in modern, on-campus growing facilities under the guidance of motivated and well-qualified staff with 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 plants in environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing gardens, playing fields and commercial retail garden centres.

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 technological and managerial techniques appropriate to the industry.

Career Opportunities
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 SA National Biodiversity Institute 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


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


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

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year ECP

640 ZAR

First Year

640 ZAR

Second Year

640 ZAR

Third Year

640 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mrs Louise van Wyk
Telephone: +27 21 9596818
Fax: -

Contact: Ms Denise Daniels
Telephone: +27 21 959 6512
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2019 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.