ASC416 Research Project (16)

In this subject, students are provided with an opportunity to undertake a non-honour's research project related to a discipline area selected by the student, in consultation with academic staff, towards their Bachelor's degree in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Students will develop an increased knowledge in a nominated discipline, and develop research and associated written skills. The research project may incur operating costs and therefore students must have a formal arrangement in place to cover such costs before commencing the subject. In addition, students must also have, in addition to a project supervisor (CSU academic staff), approval from the appropriate CSU Research Ethics Committee prior to undertaking any research involving humans or animals. 

This subject is a recommended elective within the Bachelor of Animal Science. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Equine Science may elect to do this research project instead of the practicum components (ASC380 + ASC381) in the last year of their degree or as an elective. 



Subject availability
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. 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
One session
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Enrolment restrictions

Enrolment is subject to the availability of an appropriate (funded) project and supervisor. 

Assumed Knowledge

Students are presumed to have prior knowledge of statistics and scientific writing.

Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the technical and theoretical aspects of the nominated topic area;
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to conduct research;
  • be able to prepare, where needed, an application for approval from the appropriate Research Ethics Committee;
  • be able to demonstrate an increased level of knowledge in the area of specialisation; and
  • be able to demonstrate written skills, that enable effective communication of research results.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • This will be selected to meet the needs of the individual student and will vary depending on the nature of the research project undertaken. Topics must be approved by the Subject Coordinator and the supervisor of the project.
  • Research design appropriate to the research project being undertaken.
  • Scientific writing as appropriate for the presentation of a scientific research report.
  • Review of the literature as appropriate for the writing of a scientific report.
  • Importance of Research Ethics Committees in the research process.
  • Analysis of research data, as appropriate to the research project undertaken.
Special Resources

The research project may incur 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.