ASC532 Master's Research Dissertation (32)

The subject is one of a suite of Master's research subjects allowing students a sufficiently flexible combination of subjects to reflect the subject equivalent load of their Masters research project. 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: ASC532. 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

Masters students only

Assumed Knowledge

Research design and statistics

Incompatible Subjects

ASC516, ASC517, ASC533

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to conducting research, especially for entry to higher degree courses;
  • 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, develop a plan and then undertake a research project, under the guidance of the supervisor(s), which is relevant to the nominated discipline.

Special Resources

The research project may incur substantial operating costs. Students must have formal arrangements in place to cover such costs before commencing the Subject.


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.