Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) Integrated Honours

includes:

Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Animal Science

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Animal Science BAnimalSc

Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) BAnimalSc(Hons)

Availability

Bachelor of Animal Science (5407AS)

On Campus - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Animal Science

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours)

Full-time: 4.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours)

In order to be eligible to transfer into the Honours stream at the beginning of Year 4, students will have to obtain a credit grade in half of their Year 2 and Year 3 subjects, with no fails and completion in minimum time. The minimum GPA requirement is 4.50. Transfer is also subject to the availability of a suitable research project, funding and supervisor.

Bachelor of Animal Science

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A minimum of three years relevant work experience AND documentary evidence of motivation to undertake university study in animal science. Such evidence must include a statement by the applicant addressing their work experience, the reason(s) for their interest in the course and what they have done (or will do) to prepare for the course. A statement of support (recommendation) from an employer or a professional person is highly desirable.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours)

Standard university credit arrangements apply

Bachelor of Animal Science
No special arrangements apply

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Bachelor of Animal Science

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Course Structure

Total points required 256

All streams are of the same duration.

For the PASS stream:
1 x 16 point core subject AND 22 x 8 point core subjects (192 points) and 8 x 8 point restricted elective subjects (64 points)

For the HONOURS stream:
1 x 16 point core subject AND 22 x 8 point core subjects (192 points) and 2 x 8 point restricted electives (16 points), and 48 point Honours Research Project/Dissertation (HRS449).

Core Subjects common to Pass and Honours streams (1 subject (16pts) and 22 subjects (8pts); 192 points)

  • AGR202 Food, Environment and Culture
  • AGR220 Extension
  • ASC100 Introduction to Animal Science (16pts)
  • ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • ASC212 Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics
  • ASC221 Animal Genetics
  • ASC222 Animal Biotechnology
  • ASC223 Animal Growth and Development
  • ASC225 Assessment of Animal Welfare
  • ASC261 Animal Reproduction
  • ASC273 Animal Nutrition
  • ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
  • ASC308 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Animal Science
  • ASC350 Animal Health
  • BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
  • BIO100 Concepts of Biology
  • BIO216 Conservation Biology OR ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
  • CHM104 Chemistry 1A
  • CHM107 Chemistry 1B
  • IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
  • STA201 Scientific Statistics
  • STA308 Experimental Design and Analysis

Additional core subjects for Honours stream

  • STA404 Statistical Data Analysis
  • HRS449 Science Honours Research Project/Dissertation (48pts)

Restricted elective subjects (Pass stream - 8 subjects; 64 points. Honours stream - 2 subjects; 16 points)

Other restricted electives not listed below (specifically applies to wool industry related subjects provided externally through the University of New England, and subjects from other schools within the Faculty of Science), may be taken following approval of the Course Director and the Subject Co-ordinator.

The restricted electives are listed according to recommended streams; however, students may elect to enrol in any of the following restricted electives (taking note of any prerequisite subject requirements).

Animal Production
ASC305 Parasitology
ASC474 Intensive Animal Production
ASC475 Meat and Fibre Science
ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
ASC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Agribusiness
AGB110 - Agricultural Economics
AGB310 - Agricultural Marketing
AHT231 - Agricultural Finance & Business Management

Agronomy / Soils
PSC202 Crop & Pasture Science
PSC104 - Soil Science
PSC360 - Pastures & Rangelands

Equine Science
ASC201 Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management
ASC202 Equine Locomotion
ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
ASC321 the Athletic Horse
ASC412 Equine Nutrition
ASC413 Equine Disease Prevention

Conservation Biology
ASC311 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management (16 points)
BIO430 Avian Biology
BIO433 Ornithological Methods
BIO437 Captive Husbandry and Reintroduction of Birds
BIO439 Behavioural Ecology
BIO446 Captive Reptilian Management
BIO489 Zoo Curatorship (16 points)

Biomedical Sciences
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods

Food Science
FDS202 Food Microbiology
FDS309 Food Processing and Preservation
FDS304 Product Development
FDS308 Food Technology

Other
HRM210 Human Resource Management
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
STA448 Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Enrolment Pattern

By full-time study
Pass and Honours Streams

Year 1, Session 1
ASC100 Introduction to Animal Science (16pts - begin)
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities

Year 1, Session 2
ASC100 Introduction to Animal Science (16pts - complete)
ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Year 2, Session 1
ASC212 Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
ASC223 Animal Growth and Development

Year 2, Session 2
ASC221 Animal Genetics
ASC225 Assessment of Animal Welfare
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
STA201 Introduction to Scientific Statistics

Year 3, Session 1
ASC350 Animal Health
STA308 Experimental Design and Analysis
ASC222 Animal Biotechnology
ASC474 Intensive Animal Production OR ASC311 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology OR [Restricted Elective]

Year 3, Session 2
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare OR BIO216 Conservation Biology
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
ASC475 Meat and Fibre Science OR BIO439 Behavioural Ecology OR [Restricted Elective]
AGR202 Food, Environment and Culture

Pass stream
Year 4, Session 1
ASC308 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Animal Science (4pts begin)
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective

Year 4, Session 2
ASC308 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Animal Science (4pts complete)
AGC202 Extension
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective (or in Session 1)

Honours stream
Year 4, Session 1
STA404 Statistical Data Analysis or alternative statistics subject (8 cp) as approved by Honours Coordinator
ASC308 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Animal Science (4pts begin)
HRS449 Honours (48pts begin)

Year 4, Session 2
HRS449 Honours (48pts complete)
ASC308 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Animal Science (4pts complete)

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

The restricted electives are listed according to recommended streams; however, students may elect to enrol in any of the following restricted electives (taking note of any prerequisite subject requirements).

Animal Production
ASC305 Parasitology
ASC332 Applied Animal Nutrition
ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour

Equine Science
ASC201 Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management
ASC202 Equine Locomotion
ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
ASC321 The Athletic Horse
ASC412 Equine Nutrition
ASC413 Equine Disease Prevention

Agronomy/Soils
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC202 Crop and Pasture Science
PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands

Agribusiness
AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGB310 Agricultural marketing
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management

Conservation Biology
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management (16 points)
BIO430 Avian Biology
BIO433 Ornithological Methods
BIO437 Captive Husbandry and Reintroduction of Birds
BIO446 Captive Reptilian Management
BIO489 Zoo Curatorship (16 points)

Biomedical Sciences
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology

Food Science
FDS202 Food Microbiology
FDS304 Product Development
FDS309 Food Processing and Preservation
FDS308 Food Technology

Other
HRM210 Human Resource Management
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
STA448 Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

ASC308 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Animal Science

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC201 Equine Breeding Management
ASC202 Equine Locomotion
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
ASC305 Parasitology
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
ASC311 Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC321 The Equine Athlete
ASC350 Animal Health
ASC412 Equine Nutrition
ASC413 Equine Disease Prevention
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management
BIO433 Ornithological Methods
BIO489 Zoo Curatorship
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC202 Crop And Pasture Science
PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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