Animal Science

Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Animal Genetics Stream

Graduate Certificate in Animal Science (Animal Genetics)

To qualify for the award of the graduate certificate a candidate must complete 24 credit points.
The candidate will complete the following core units:
VETS8004
Advanced Animal Genetics
6    A GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972 or equivalent
N ANSC3107
Semester 2
VETS8005
Advanced Animal Biotechnology
6    N ANSC3105
Semester 2
And an additional 12 credit points of electives, which may include a research project.

Graduate Diploma in Animal Science (Animal Genetics)

To qualify for the award of the graduate diploma a candidate must complete 36 credit points.
In addition to the units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete a further 12 credit points of electives, which may include a research project.

Master of Animal Science (Animal Genetics)

To qualify for the award of Master's a candidate must complete 48 credit points.
In addition to the core units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete an additional 36 credit points of units of study:
12 credit points of Research units of study and 24 credit points of Elective units of study.
Or
24 credit points of Research units of study and 12 credit points of Elective units of study.
VETS8021
Animal Science Research Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8022
Animal Science Research Project B
6    C VETS8021
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8023
Animal Science Research Project C
6    C VETS8022
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8024
Animal Science Research Project D
6    C VETS8023
Semester 1
Semester 2

Animal Reproduction Stream

Graduate Certificate Animal Science (Animal Reproduction)

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate a candidate must complete 24 credit points.
The candidate will complete the following core units:
VETS8008
Advanced Animal Reproduction
6    A ANSC3104 or equivalent
N ANSC3102
Semester 1
VETS8005
Advanced Animal Biotechnology
6    N ANSC3105
Semester 2
And an additional 12 credit points of electives, which may include a research project.

Graduate Diploma Animal Science (Animal Reproduction)

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma a candidate must complete 36 credit points.
In addition to the units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete a further 12 credit points of electives, which may include a research project.

Master of Animal Science (Animal Reproduction)

To qualify for the award of Master's a candidate must complete 48 credit points.
In addition to the core units in the Graduate Diploma, the candidate will complete an additional 36 credit points of units of study:
12 credit points of Research units of study and 24 credit points of Elective units of study.
Or
24 credit points of Research units of study and 12 credit points of Elective units of study.
VETS8021
Animal Science Research Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8022
Animal Science Research Project B
6    C VETS8021
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8023
Animal Science Research Project C
6    C VETS8022
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8024
Animal Science Research Project D
6    C VETS8023
Semester 1
Semester 2

Animal Nutrition Stream

Graduate Certificate Animal Science (Animal Nutrition)

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate a candidate must complete 24 credit points.
The candidate will complete the following core units:
VETS8006
Advanced Animal Nutrition
6    A Fundamentals of Biochemistry
N ANSC3101
Semester 2
VETS8035
Feed Technology
6    A ANSC3101, (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3) or equivalent.
N AVBS4005
Semester 1
And an additional 12 credit points of electives, which may include a research project.

Graduate Diploma Animal Science (Animal Nutrition)

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma a candidate must complete 36 credit points.
In addition to the units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete a further 12 credit points of electives, which may include a research project.

Master of Animal Science (Animal Nutrition)

To qualify for the award of Master's a candidate must complete 48 credit points.
In addition to the core units in the Graduate Diploma, the candidate will complete an additional 36 credit points of units of study:
12 credit points of Research units of study and 24 credit points of Elective units of study.
Or
24 credit points of Research units of study and 12 credit points of Elective units of study.
VETS8021
Animal Science Research Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8022
Animal Science Research Project B
6    C VETS8021
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8023
Animal Science Research Project C
6    C VETS8022
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8024
Animal Science Research Project D
6    C VETS8023
Semester 1
Semester 2

Animal Breeding Management Stream

The Animal Breeding Management stream of the postgraduate coursework program in Animal Science is a distance program, designed for part-time study.

Graduate Certificate Animal Science (Animal Breeding Management)

A candidate for the Graduate Certificate will complete the following 24 credit points of core units of study:
VETS8004
Advanced Animal Genetics
6    A GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972 or equivalent
N ANSC3107
Semester 2
VETS7025
Leadership, People and Organisations
6      Semester 1
VETS8002
Genetic Evaluation and Breeding

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    P VETS8004


This unit is core in the Animal Breeding Management stream of the Postgraduate Program in Animal Science.
Semester 2
Either:
VETS7027
Project Management
6      Semester 2
Or:
VETS7026
Leadership: Managing Change
3    P VETS7025
Semester 1a
And:
VETS7028
Leadership Skills
3      Semester 1b

Graduate Diploma Animal Science (Animal Breeding Management)

A candidate for the Graduate Diploma will complete the following 24 credit points of core units:
VETS8004
Advanced Animal Genetics
6    A GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972 or equivalent
N ANSC3107
Semester 2
VETS7025
Leadership, People and Organisations
6      Semester 1
VETS8002
Genetic Evaluation and Breeding

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    P VETS8004


This unit is core in the Animal Breeding Management stream of the Postgraduate Program in Animal Science.
Semester 2
VETS7026
Leadership: Managing Change
3    P VETS7025
Semester 1a
VETS7028
Leadership Skills
3      Semester 1b
And an additional 12 credit points of elective units of study, selected from the following:
VETS8005
Advanced Animal Biotechnology
6    N ANSC3105
Semester 2
VETS8003
Advanced Applications of Animal Breeding

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    P VETS8004


This Unit of Study is elective in the Animal Breeding Management stream of the Postgraduate Program in Animal Science.
Semester 1
VETS7027
Project Management
6      Semester 2
Or other suitable electives with permission from the program Academic Supervisor.
Students may select one from the following units offered in Bioethics:
BETH5201
Ethics and Biotechnology
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 1
BETH5202
Human and Animal Research Ethics
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
BETH5000
Critical Concepts in Bioethics
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2

Master of Animal Science (Animal Breeding Management)

A candidate for the Master's will complete the following core units totalling 24 credit points.
VETS8004
Advanced Animal Genetics
6    A GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972 or equivalent
N ANSC3107
Semester 2
VETS7025
Leadership, People and Organisations
6      Semester 1
VETS8002
Genetic Evaluation and Breeding

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    P VETS8004


This unit is core in the Animal Breeding Management stream of the Postgraduate Program in Animal Science.
Semester 2
Either:
VETS7027
Project Management
6      Semester 2
Or:
VETS7026
Leadership: Managing Change
3    P VETS7025
Semester 1a
And:
VETS7028
Leadership Skills
3      Semester 1b
In addition to 24 credit points of core units, a candidate must complete:
6 credit points of Research units of study and 18 credit points of Elective units of study
Or
12 credit points of Research units of study and 12 credit points of Elective units of study.
VETS8021
Animal Science Research Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS8022
Animal Science Research Project B
6    C VETS8021
Semester 1
Semester 2