ASC432 Research Project / Special Topic 2 (32)

This subject provides students who do not meet the criteria for Honours to undertake a research project related to a discipline area selected by the student, in consultation with academic staff, for an undergraduate Bachelor degree in the School of Animal and Veterinary Science.  It is one of two, non-honours research subjects (ASC416, ASC432) within the School of Animal and Veterinary Science, which when combined with the Faculty of Science Special Topic subjects (SCI401, SCI402) allows a sufficiently flexible combination of subjects to reflect the subject equivalent load of their research project.  Within these subjects, students will develop an increased knowledge in a nominated discipline, and develop research, verbal and written skills.

Students are required to have a GPA of at least 4 (pass average), and enrolment in a project is dependent on the availability of an appropriate project and approval by a project supervisor.





Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

This is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Animal Science - Research Project/Special Topics stream (or other courses offered by the School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences if required).

Students must have a GPA of at least 4 (PASS average) to be eligible to undertake this subject.  Enrolment in ASC432 is subject to the availability of an appropriate project and supervisor.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of the technical and theoretical aspects of the nominated topic area

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to conduct research

  • demonstrate an increased level of knowledge in the area of specialisation

  • demonstrate verbal and written skills, that enable effective communication


This subject will cover the following topics:

This will be selected to meet the needs of the individual student.  Topics must be approved by the Course Coordinator and/or the supervisor of the project.

Assessment items will include a combination of at least three of the following: literature review, conference poster, seminar, written dissertation and progress reports.

Review of progress (through progress reports) will allow identification of problem areas which may lead to a project of shorter duration.  This will necessitate a re-evaluation of the student's course structure to allow the student to progress.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.