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 Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASC416
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

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

Enrolment restrictions

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

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.

Specialised Resources

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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 April 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.