ASC516 Master's Research Project Design (16)

This subject is one of a suite of Master's research subjects allowing students an opportunity to develop a research plan and conduct a thorough literature review. Within these subjects, students will develop an advanced level of knowledge in a nominated discipline, and develop research, verbal and written skills in a specialised field.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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



Two sessions


School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Master students only

Assumed Knowledge

Research design and statistics

Incompatible Subjects

ASC517, ASC532, ASC533

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to preparing to conduct research;
  • be able to demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge in the area of specialisation; and
  • be able to demonstrate verbal and written skills relevant to advanced studies.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Students select a research topic, write a literature review and then develop a plan for a research project, under the guidance of the supervisor(s) which is relevant to the nominated discipline.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ASC516 in Session 2 2018. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Oral presentation of literature review outcomes
Oral presentation of research outcomes
Short research paper
Literature review
Research plan

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.