Animal Nutrition


You will acquire an in-depth understanding of the issues of animal nutrition and feed technology, including composition of feeds; the digestibility and efficiency of utilisation of nutrients by animals; the nutrient requirements of the animal; and the interactions between nutrients that influence health and production. You will gain the ability to formulate diets to meet animal requirements for a variety of purposes and under a variety of constraints; identify deficiencies, excesses and imbalances in diets; and so avoid a decline in productive efficiency and/or a decline in animal health.

Assumed knowledge

See admission requirements and assumed knowledge for the Master of Animal Science [link]. Units of study involving advanced reproduction technologies may require students to have veterinary background or that students work under supervision.

Study plan

A candidate specialising in animal nutrition completes 12 credit points (cp) of core units and 36cp of units which may include up to 24cp of research units of study listed for this stream.

Graduate opportunities

Completing the Master of Animal Science with the Animal Nutrition stream at University of Sydney provides an excellent path for graduates to pursue careers in animal science, research and a range of animal industries. Employment opportunities are available in diverse locations with production animals, companion animals and wildlife.
Career opportunities may include careers in primary production and agribusiness, aquaculture, ancillary and support industries (veterinary and feed supplements), quality assurance of food and feed products, food safety, feed technology, overseas aid in food production, animal nutrition and animal health, diagnostics, consultancy, laboratory and field research in the animal sciences and tertiary education.


Camperdown campus and Camden campus

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