Massey University is internationally ranked as no.1 of all agricultural universities in New Zealand. No other New Zealand university is in the top fifty. That's because we have excellent teaching, close links to the farming, agribusiness and food industries and our staff help solve global agricultural challenges.
There are increasing numbers of jobs available for agriculture graduates. It is predicted New Zealand will need 50,000 more graduates for agriculture-related roles by 2050. Massey teaches into all the agriculture programmes where that job growth is forecast and many of our students have jobs before they graduate.
The number of agriculture students at Massey continues to grow, and have the largest Young Farmers' Club in New Zealand (Massey Ag alumni David Kidd won Young Farmer of the Year 2014).
Massey University is giving our students the knowledge and the skills to create a better future for agriculture in New Zealand.
It is predicted New Zealand will need 50,000 more graduates for agriculture-related roles by 2050. Massey teaches into all the agriculture programmes where that job growth is forecast and many of our students have jobs before they graduate.
Bachelor of AgriCommerce
Massey's agricommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness industries throughout the world. This ensures that our graduates have the skills and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the future.
Bachelor of AgriScience
This degree gives you an understanding of agricultural systems within the context of the economy and society. Your study will focus on areas of agriculture systems such as soils, plant and animals, economics and agricultural systems, management and sustainability.
Bachelor of Construction
This degree will teach you how to develop and implement best practice building solutions and construction management techniques. The construction industry is experiencing unprecedented growth which has led to acute shortages of construction graduates.
Bachelor of Engineering
Start becoming an engineer from day one of your studies at Massey. We have a practical learning environment, and more work experience with commercial engineering firms than other New Zealand engineering qualification.
Bachelor of Food Technology
This is the only degree in Australasia that combines food science, food engineering and food business. That gives you more than a food science degree - you'll gain the technical and business skills to apply your knowledge in the commercial world.
Bachelor of Information Sciences
Massey is one of the few universities in New Zealand where your information sciences qualification covers all three disciplines of computer science, information technology and software engineering. You'll emerge from your studies with a well-rounded understanding and specialist skills that you'll need to become an excellent ICT professional.
Bachelor of Natural Sciences
In the study of natural sciences you will work across scientific areas. You'll learn about the sociology of science, sustainability, philosophy and project management, putting fundamental sciences into the real world to come up with real solutions.
Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning
Massey's Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning teaches you how to contribute to designing better communities and ensuring sustainable use of resources. Planners design more liveable, sustainable and resilient environments that respond to rapid economic, environmental, political and technological changes.
Bachelor of Science
Massey's Bachelor of Science (BSc) gives you flexibility and freedom of choice. You can select from a wide variety of majors and minors including agricultural science, animal science, zoology, plant science, environmental science and more.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Massey is the only university in New Zealand that offers a veterinary degree. It is widely recognised and accredited internationally which means you could work as a veterinarian in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Canada, the USA, and many other countries.
Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
Vet technologists are to vets, what paramedics are to doctors. This is a broad veterinary-science-based degree which will expose you to various fields in the veterinary and related animal health professions.
Once you have completed your undergraduate degree, Massey has internationally-respected postgraduate qualifications ranging from honours to masters and doctorates. Our new Master of Agriculture is specifically focused on primary production systems, and can be endorsed in agriculture, horticulture, equine or life cycle management.
Massey University's 'Your Guide To' is a printable document, with an outline of each programme offered in the areas of agriculture and engineering.
Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Agriculture) (2005)
Young Farmer of the Year 2015
"I'm a very proud Massey grad. Some of the skills I had to use I learned at university 10 years ago - like public speaking and financial budgeting." Three of the seven farmers to make the grand final have the same Massey degree, and knew one another while studying. More
Bachelor of AgriScience - Graduated in 2013
Consulting Officer - DairyNZ
"I never had a boring day while studying at Massey. It was awesome and it really opened my eyes to the real world and many exciting opportunities. I have always had a passion for agriculture and farming so I wanted a job where I could be working in that industry. I studied AgriScience (formerly Applied Science) and I learnt from world-leading experts. It was challenging - especially at the start of the course - however once I got used to the systems and lifestyle it became very enjoyable, fun and interesting. Massey's degree lets you visit real farms and talk to farmers rather than just learning from a textbook, which is important." More
Bachelor of AgriScience (Agriculture)
"The BAgriScience sets you up with a broad education covering all aspects of agriculture so you have lots of career options after graduating…”
Coming from a rural background in Northland I was keen to study agriculture so headed off to Massey University to do a BAgriScience degree. I enjoyed the whole university experience. Many of the activities I got into, including sport and social events, were organised through the Massey Young Farmers Club." More
Bachelor of AgriCommerce
Mobile Consultant - FMG Advice and Insurance
The agricommerce degree at Massey opens doors to many job opportunities so you can begin your agricultural career the moment you finish studying. During Year 13 I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in agriculture with the plan of one day owning my own sheep and beef farm. I completed a Bachelor of AgriCommerce as this course offered a wide range of skills that kept my options open for various job opportunities, as it included both agribusiness and science-based papers." More
Bachelor of AgriScience (Equine)
“The degree has been a constant challenge but what I have learnt is invaluable and I will always be thankful that I chose to get a degree that set me up for the industry…” More
Professor Hamish Gow
Massey University Director of Business Innovation and Strategy
Hamish Gow has worked and travelled on almost every continent on earth. He's helping make the world's food safer and more affordable. The international 'Food Safety Network' the Massey University professor founded is having a huge impact on food safety in developing countries. It's an internationally-awarded project that provides freely available online resources and training for workers in developing countries. It's now used in six nations with more to follow. His work has caught the eye of the World Bank, keen to work smarter in sustainable growth in food supply. More
Massey offers a broad range of professional development options in agriculture including the below:
Agriculture and the world we live in
A free online course through Open2Study. You will learn about the world’s population and the crucial role of agriculture in feeding the steadily increasing number of people. You will then see how climate and soils dictate the types of farms we see in different regions and countries. Massey was the first New Zealand tertiary provider to join an international consortium (in this case Open2Study) offering open online courses.
Professional and Continuing Education
Our Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) group coordinates professional development courses across areas such as life cycle assessment, herbicides, sustainable nutrient management, greenhouse gases and farm dairy effluent.