Master of Animal Science
Graduate Diploma of Animal Science [Exit Point Only]
Graduate Certificate in Animal Science [Exit Point Only]
Graduate Certificate in Animal Science GradCertAnimalSc
Graduate Diploma of Animal Science GradDipAnimalSc
Master of Animal Science MAnimalSc
On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Wagga Wagga
Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.
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.
Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)
Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)
Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)
For admission a candidate shall:
*Relevant disciplines include, but are not restricted to General Science; Animal or Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural Science or Biomedical Science.
To ensure the Master of Animal Science meets AQF requirements, no credit will be granted for undergraduate subjects.
Appropriately qualified (Degree is relevant discipline) professionals who have previously completed industry accredited (and assessed) professional courses (such as Dairy Australia Repro but excluding TAFE courses) may be eligible for a maximum of 16 credit points (ASC580 + ASC581).
No credit will be granted for undergraduate subjects. Appropriately qualified (degree in relevant discipline) professionals who have previously completed industry accredited (and assessed) professional courses (excluding TAFE courses) may be eligible for a maximum of 16 credit points (ASC580 + ASC581).
No credit will be granted for undergraduate subjects.
The Master, Graduate Diploma [Exit Point Only] and Graduate Certificate [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE - exit point only
The course consists of 32pts selected from the following restricted elective subjects.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ANIMAL SCIENCE - exit point only
The course consists of 64pts selected from the following restricted elective subjects.
MASTER OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
The course consists of 96pts:
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES (Total 48pts)
The enrolment pattern is flexible and will be developed in consultation with the Discipline Lead and the Course Director. However, ASC517 (16pts) is a core subject and either [ASC532 (two sessions) or ASC533 (one session) (32pts)] OR [STA508 (8pts) and three additional Restricted Electives (24pts)] are required.
ASC517 Masters Research Project Design (16pts)
Research Project Stream
Non-research Project Stream
STA508 Experimental Design and Analysis (8pts)
3 x [Restricted Elective]
For those students planning on undertaking the research project and dissertation, ASC517 should be completed prior to enrolling in ASC532 or ASC533. ASC532 should be taken in the final two sessions of study. ASC533 should be taken in the final session of study.
Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page
ASC580 Professional Industry Practicum 1
ASC581 Professional Industry Practicum 2
VSC502 Whole Farm Major Consultancy
VSC503 Whole Farm Minor Consultancy 1
VSC504 Whole Farm Minor Consultancy 2
Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page
ASC406 Applied Animal Pharmacology
ASC450 Animal Health
ASC461 Animal Reproduction
ASC470 Ruminant Production
ASC512 Equine Nutrition
ASC513 Equine Disease Prevention
ASC521 The Equine Athlete
ASC548 Horse Behaviour and Training
IKC400 Wiradjuri Culture and Heritage
Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School
Provision for accreditation of international students for the purpose of progression within their own institutes is envisaged. These institutes may be government, non-government or privately funded. The form that accreditation may take would need to be developed with each organisation and particularly with large organisations servicing the needs of specific industries. For example, postgraduate training in animal nutrition may be an in service requirement for promotion to be an Extension Officer within the dairy industry of a developing country.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.