Master of Animal Science Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Animal Science
Graduate Diploma of Animal Science [Exit Point Only]
Graduate Certificate in Animal Science [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Animal Science GradCertAnimalSc

Graduate Diploma of Animal Science GradDipAnimalSc

Master of Animal Science MAnimalSc

Availability

Master of Animal Science (4710AS)

On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Wagga Wagga

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

Normal Course Duration

Master of Animal Science

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Animal Science [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Animal Science [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 0.5 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

Master of Animal Science

For admission a candidate shall:

  1. hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a relevant discipline*; or
  2. hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines include, but are not restricted to General Science; Animal or Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural Science or Biomedical Science.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Animal 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).

Graduate Diploma of Animal Science [Exit Point Only]

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).

Graduate Certificate in Animal Science [Exit Point Only]

No credit will be granted for undergraduate subjects. 

Articulation

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.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Animal Science

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Animal Science [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Animal Science [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE - exit point only

The course consists of 32pts selected from the following restricted elective subjects.

  • AGB410 Agricultural Marketing
  • AGB450 Agricultural business Risk and Development
  • AGB533 Agribusiness Management
  • AGR520 Extension Post Graduate
  • ASC405 Parasitology
  • ASC406 Applied Animal Pharmacology
  • ASC407 Critical Reviews in Animal Science
  • ASC421 Animal Genetics
  • ASC422 Animal Biotechnology
  • ASC423 Animal Growth and Development
  • ASC450 Animal Health
  • ASC461 Animal Reproduction
  • ASC470 Ruminant Production
  • ASC473 Animal Nutrition
  • ASC512 Equine Nutrition
  • ASC513 Equine Health
  • ASC521 Equine Exercise Physiology
  • ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
  • ASC548 Horse Behaviour and Training Management
  • ASC575 Meat and Fibre Science
  • MKT501 Marketing Management
  • MKT520 Managing Product and Service Information
  • IKC400 Wiradjuri Culture and Heritage
  • STA501 Scientific Data Analysis
  • STA508 Postgraduate Experimental Design and Analysis
  • VSC501 Herd and Flock Consultancy
  • VSC502 Whole Farm Major Consultancy (16 pts)
  • VSC503 Whole Farm Minor Consultancy 1
  • VSC504 Whole Farm Minor Consultancy 2

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ANIMAL SCIENCE - exit point only

The course consists of 64pts selected from the following restricted elective subjects.

  • AGB410 Agricultural Marketing
  • AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Development
  • AGB533 Agribusiness Management
  • AGR520 Extension Post Graduate
  • ASC405 Parasitology
  • ASC406 Applied Animal Pharmacology
  • ASC407 Critical Reviews in Animal Science
  • ASC421 Animal Genetics
  • ASC422 Animal Biotechnology
  • ASC423 Animal Growth and Development
  • ASC450 Animal Health
  • ASC461 Animal Reproduction
  • ASC470 Ruminant Production
  • ASC473 Animal Nutrition
  • ASC512 Equine Nutrition
  • ASC513 Equine Health
  • ASC521 Equine Exercise Physiology
  • ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
  • ASC548 Horse Behaviour and Training Management
  • ASC575 Meat and Fibre Science
  • ASC580 Professional Industry Practicum 1
  • ASC 581 Professional Industry Practicum 2
  • IKC400 Wiradjuri Culture and Heritage
  • STA501 Scientific Data Analysis
  • STA508 Postgraduate Experimental Design and Analysis
  • VSC501 Herd and Flock Consultancy
  • VSC502 Whole Farm Major Consultancy (16 pts)
  • VSC503 Whole Farm Minor Consultancy 1
  • VSC504 Whole Farm Minor Consultancy 2

MASTER OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

The course consists of 96pts:

  • One core subject: ASC517 Master's Research Project Design (16pts)
  • 32pts taken from either [ASC532 or ASC533 Master's Research Dissertation (32pts)] OR [STA508 Postgraduate Experimental Design and Analysis (8pts) AND three Restricted Electives (24pts)]
  • 48pts selected from the following Restricted Elective subjects.

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES (Total 48pts)

  • AGB410 Agricultural Marketing
  • AGB450 Agribusiness Decision Analysis
  • AGB533 Agribusiness Management Post Graduate
  • AGR520 Extension Post Graduate
  • ASC405 Parasitology
  • ASC406 Applied Animal Pharmacology
  • ASC421 Animal Genetics
  • ASC422 Animal Biotechnology
  • ASC423 Animal Growth and Development
  • ASC450 Animal Health
  • ASC461 Animal Reproduction
  • ASC470 Ruminant Production
  • ASC473 Animal Nutrition
  • ASC512 Equine Nutrition
  • ASC513 Equine Health
  • ASC521 Equine Exercise Physiology
  • ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
  • ASC548 Horse Behaviour and Training Management
  • ASC575 Meat and Fibre Science
  • ASC580 Professional Industry Practicum 1
  • ASC581 Professional Industry Practicum 2
  • IKC400 Wiradjuri Culture and Heritage
  • MKT501 Marketing Management
  • MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
  • STA501 Scientific Data Analysis
  • STA508 Postgraduate Experimental Design and Analysis
  • VSC501 Herd and Flock Consultancy
  • VSC502 Whole Farm Major Consultancy (16pts)
  • VSC503 Whole Farm Minor Consultancy 1
  • VSC504 Whole Farm Minor Consultancy 2

Enrolment Pattern

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.

Core Subject:

ASC517 Masters Research Project Design (16pts)

Research Project Stream

ASC532 Master's Research Dissertation (32pts over 2 sessions) OR ASC533 Master's Research Dissertation (32pts over 1 session)

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.

For those students not planning on undertaking the research project and dissertation, students should enrol in STA508 prior to completing ASC517.

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

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

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

ASC405 Parasitology
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

Professional Accreditation

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.

Contact

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Future students

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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