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HORTICULTURE

Horticultural Resource Management I - EMG2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students will be able to apply basic principles of managing human relations, finance, operations and customer relations within the context of a horticultural enterprise.
Landscape Construction and Installation - LDS3601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: LDS2601
Purpose: Students who complete this module can conduct basic landscape maintenance activities and installation procedures and compile basic landscape construction documentation. Students will apply principles from soil science and other sciences such as chemistry, biology, horticulture in an integrated way while assessing landscape design, construction and installation processes. Participating students will also develop an appreciation of landscape aesthetics and construction. These skills are fundamental to and essential for landscape applications and can be applied in landscaping enterprises.
Environmental Studies I - ENS2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CEC1501 (or XEC1501)
Purpose: Students will be able to identify the environmental factors that are important in horticulture. They will be able to discuss the influences of horticultural industries and activities on the environment and explain the role of an environmentally responsible horticulturist.
Advanced Landscape Design Techniques - LDS3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: LDS2601 Co-requisite: LDS3702
Purpose: Students can draw up complex design plans for a particular garden setting, using principles of landscape design and appropriate design elements.
Horticultural Mechanisation I - HOR1604
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who have completed this module can identify Horticultural Equipment and their uses and apply them in adherence to health and safety standards within the relevant mechanical legislative framework. They can also interpret and apply fundemental measuring principles. These skills will provide as essential foundation for further horticultural studies and applications.
Landscape Design Practical - LDS3702
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: LDS2601 Co-requisite: LDS3701
Purpose: Design principles are applied and a landscape project is produced during a compulsory workshop.
Ornamental Plant Propagation - HOR1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module gives students an orientation to the horticultural industry. Students who complete this module will be able to carry out the basic procedures of producing and propagating plants, including both on sexual and asexual propagation techniques, and apply aftercare techniques for propagated plants.
Nursery Design and Layout - HOR2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: HOR141Z or [HOR1501 (or XOR1501) applicable to 98025 only]
Purpose: Students who complete this module will be able to select a suitable site for a retail and/or wholesale nursery, and plan an appropriate layout design. They will do this by identifying the functional relationship between the various elements, structures and products used in the retail and/or wholesale horticultural industries. This knowledge will be applied in production and sales processes within the horticultural industry.
Landscape Design Practice (WIL) - LDS3703
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students assist in producing a landscape design in a workplace under the guidance of a mentor.
Plant Growing and Care - HOR1503
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: LDS1501 (or XDS1501)
Purpose: Students who complete this module can provide a suitable growing environment for a variety of plants by preparing appropriate growth media for the plants, watering and fertilizing the plants, and applying pruning techniques and pest control measures. Appropriate safety measures are also applied where relevant.
Plant Growth Structures - HOR2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: HOR1501 (or XOR1501) & HOR1503 (or XOR1503)
Purpose: In completion of this module students will gain exposure to selection of most appropriate plant growth structures . The relevant crop requirements , environmental conditions, financial considerations and alternate options are discussed.
Ornamental Plant Use Practice (WIL) - PMS3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students who complete this module can identify a range of indigenous and exotic plants in a real workplace situation and can identify the characteristics, requirements and horticultural applications of these plants. They then can apply this knowledge to select plants for particular environments and settings for the purposes of landscaping and garden design, and for specialised uses in indoor and outdoor settings and a large-scale environmental projects. They can also apply their plant knowledge to perform a number of routine plant maintenance activities in a real situation specifically pruning, pest management and weed control.
Horticulture Practical I - HOR1504
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who have completed this module can identify a range of indigenous and exotic plants commonly found in South African gardens. Students can apply basic propagation, plant and garden maintenance techniques in practice, using the appropriate tools in a safe manner.
Horticulture Practical II - HOR2604
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: HOR1504
Purpose: Students who complete this module will gain exposure to foundational horticultural nursery management practices; including assessing a nursery site, selecting plant growth structures and horticultural mechanisation equipment, and best environmental nursery practices. Plant characteristics are identified and discussed to correctly group plants into their families.
Research Methodology - RMY101Q
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 48
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The aims of research, the research topic, title and research problem, literature review, research design: population and sampling types, quantitative and qualitative research methodology, validity of conclusions, data-collecting methods and measuring instruments in quantitative research, qualitative research designs, data analysis and interpretation of results, report writing and the research proposal. Students registering for this module are required to have regular access to a computer and the Internet in order to download or read essential study material from the myUnisa module site and the World Wide Web. This module will be presented online, and only the first tutorial letter will be posted for this module. Formative assessment must be completed online and summative assessment for this module comprises a non-venue based e-portfolio.
Landscape Maintenance - LDS1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HOR1503
Purpose: This module will give students basic knowledge of general standards and norms used for landscaping maintenance. Students will be able to carry out routine activities of landscape maintenance, including mowing, edging, weeding; pruning; feeding, mulching; watering; and cleaning of hard surfaces. They will also be able to maintain basic tools and equipment and use these in a safe manner.
Horticulture Practice I (WIL) - HOR2605
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who complete this module will gain exposure to foundational horticultural practices in an authentic horticultural setting. They will implement planting, soil preparation, irrigation and propagation practices as part of the daily workplace routine in this context. These skills will be applied in accordance with health and safety and environmental priciples.
Ornamental Plant Use I - PMS1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who complete this module can select suitable plants from a specific plant list for a basic landscaping or garden setting. They will do this by identifying the main categories of plants based on plant characteristics, requirements and uses. They will also apply ecological principles in selecting and using plants.
Introductory Landscape Design Techniques - LDS2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: LDS1501 (or XDS1501)
Purpose: Students who complete this module can draw up a basic design plan for a small garden. They can apply principles of landscape design and select and use design elements from a range of gardening styles to produce appropriate designs for particular settings. Their designs will meet client specifications and take ecological principles into account.
Plant Studies I - PSO1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ANS1501 (or XNS1501) & COC1501 (for 98024 Nature Conservation only)
Purpose: This module deals with the basic anatomy and morphology of plants, plant cellular structure and basic genetics, and basic taxonomy, which includes describing and identifying plants using the correct botanical nomenclature.
Ornamental Plant Use II - PMS2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: PMS131X or [PMS1501 (or XMS1501) applicable to 98025 only]
Purpose: Students who complete the module can select suitable plants from an extensive plant list for a range of outdoor and indoor settings. To do this they can identify a wide range of plants with their characteristics, requirements and uses. Their selection is environmentally responsible.
Soil Science I - SSC1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who complete this module can assess soil to determine its condition and its suitability for plant growth, and can make basic recommendations for managing and, where necessary, for improving soil productivity.
Ornamental Plant Use III - PMS2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PMS2601( or XMS1501)
Purpose: Students who complete this module can gather the necessary information to select suitable plants for specialised uses, including indoor and outdoor settings and large-scale environmental projects. They will be able to justify their selection of plants based on a variety of criteria by conducting a process of plant selection. The process of plant selection involves the collection, evaluation and application of information regarding any type of plant for the purposes of landscaping and garden design, and for specialised uses in indoor and outdoor settings and for particular environments.
Landscape Maintenance (Extended) - XDS1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: XOR1501 or XEC1501 or XSC1501 or XSO1501
Purpose: This module will give students basic knowledge of general standards and norms used for landscaping maintenance. Students will be able to carry out routine activities of landscape maintenance, including mowing, edging, weeding, and pruning; feeding, mulching and watering; and cleaning of hard surfaces. They will also be able to maintain basic tools and equipment and use these in a safe manner.
Horticulture Resource Management II - EMG3701
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: EMG2601 Co-requisite: EMG3702
Purpose: Students can apply management principles to ensure the effective operation of horticultural production and retail facilities.
Ornamental Plant Use I (Extended) ) - XMS1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: XOR1501 (or HOR1501) or XEC1501 (or CEC1501) or XSC1501 (or SSC1501) or XSO1501 (or PSO1501)
Purpose: Students who complete this module can select suitable plants from a specific plant list for a basic landscaping or garden setting. They will do this by identifying the main categories of plants based on plant characteristics, requirements and uses. They will also apply ecological principles in selecting and using plants.
Horticultural Resource Management Practice (WIL) - EMG3702
Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: EMG2601 Co-requisite: EMG3701
Purpose: Students conduct a workplace project in the horticultural industry, involving the application of basic management principles.
Ornamental Plant Propagation (Extended) - XOR1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module gives students an orientation to the horticultural industry. Students who complete this module will be able to carry out the basic procedures of producing and propagating plants, including both on sexual and asexual propagation techniques, and apply aftercare techniques for propagated plants.
Ornamental Crop Production - HOR3601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: HOR2602
Purpose: Students can carry out plant production practices in a wholesale nursery operation, applying a variety of production techniques.
Plant Growing and Care (Extended) - XOR1503
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: XEC1501 or XSC1501 or XSO1501 or XOR1501
Purpose: Students who complete this module can provide a suitable growing environment for a variety of plants by preparing appropriate growth media for the plants, watering and fertilizing the plants, and applying pruning techniques and pest control measures. Appropriate safety measures are also applied where relevant.
Plant Pests and Diseases - HOR3602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students can identify a wide range of plant pests and diseases and recommend effective means of control in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
Soil Science I (Extended) - XSC1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students who complete this module can assess soil to determine its condition and its suitability for plant growth, and can make basic recommendations for managing and, where necessary, for improving soil productivity.
Horticultural Production Management IV - HPM411H
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 40
Module presented in English
Purpose: Project management; management information systems; organizational structure and behaviour; commercial/retail horticultural management.
Horticultural Production Technology IV - HPT411H
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 40
Module presented in English
Purpose: Genetics; plant breeding; micro propagation; hydroculture; production technology.
Plant Studies I (Extended) - XSO1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: XEC1501 or XIN1501 or XOC1501 or XSC1501 (Only applicable to 98024-XNC)
Purpose: This module deals with the basic anatomy and morphology of plants, plant cellular structure and basic genetics, and basic taxonomy, which includes describing and identifying plants using the correct botanical nomenclature.