University statement on urban horticulture studies

The University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus is renowned for teaching and research programs in environmental and ornamental horticulture. Burnley remains a vital part of the University’s plan for horticultural studies.

The University is planning to discontinue intake into the Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture, following a detailed analysis of enrolment patterns into the course and concerns about student completion rates, withdrawals and pathways into further study at the University.

Students who have already started in the course will be able to complete their studies. The Faculty of Science expects no currently enrolled students will be adversely impacted by the change.

The Faculty of Science is seeking to expand opportunities for urban horticulture studies as part of subjects in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Agriculture and Bachelor of Design, as well as Breadth subjects and executive education options.

The University will continue to offer postgraduate coursework – including a number of certificates, diplomas and a Masters degree in horticulture.