ASC516 Master's Research Project Design (16)

This subject is one of a suite of Master's research subjects allowing students an opportunity to develop a research plan and conduct a thorough literature review. Within these subjects, students will develop an advanced level of knowledge in a nominated discipline, and develop research, verbal and written skills in a specialised field.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASC516. 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



Two sessions


School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Master students only

Assumed Knowledge

Research design and statistics

Incompatible Subjects

ASC517, ASC532, ASC533

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to preparing to conduct research;
  • be able to demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge in the area of specialisation; and
  • be able to demonstrate verbal and written skills relevant to advanced studies.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Students select a research topic, write a literature review and then develop a plan for a research project, under the guidance of the supervisor(s) which is relevant to the nominated discipline.


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.