The horticultural industry is an essential part of New Zealand's economy.
To remain competitive, New Zealand horticulture must respond to the requirements of international markets for quality products.
It now needs the entry of a new generation of motivated, highly competent, skilled and knowledgeable individuals to achieve the anticipated increased export earnings.
This diploma provides an opportunity for graduates from a range of backgrounds to study in the area of horticultural production, processing, marketing, science and research.
Lincoln University is involved in many international research projects and this research is incorporated into the teaching programme.