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 48 credit points.
In addition to the core units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete a further 36 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 72 credit points.
In addition to the core units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete an additional 60 credit points of 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, ANSC3002
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 48 credit points.
In addition to the core units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete a further 36 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 72 credit points.
In addition to the core units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete an additional 60 credit points of 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
P Assumed knowledge: Fundamentals of Biochemistry
N ANSC3001, 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 48 credit points.
In addition to the units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete a further 36 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 72 credit points.
In addition to the core units in the Graduate Certificate, the candidate will complete an additional 60 credit points of 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
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
VETS7026
Leadership: Managing Change
3    P VETS7025
Semester 1a
VETS7028
Leadership Skills
3      Semester 1b
And an additional 24 credit points of elective units of study, selected from the following:
VETS8005
Advanced Animal Biotechnology
6    N ANSC3105
Semester 2
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   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only.
Semester 1
BETH5202
Human and Animal Research Ethics
6    P Prohibition: BETH5208
Semester 2
BETH5000
Critical Concepts in Bioethics
6      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
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 42 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