Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (BAnVetBioSc) - Areas of Study
Knowledge and Skill Areas
Starting with a strong science foundation, the four year Animal and Veterinary Bioscience degree develops scientific skills in the disciplines of applied animal health and disease; animal nutrition and feed technology; animal genetics and biotechnology; animal reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies; animal behaviour and welfare science; animal production, husbandry and management.
Animal scientists can work with a wide range of animals from production animals, both in Australia and overseas, to domestic animals and wildlife, and graduates may choose to apply their skills in the context of:
- Animal Production systems (managing animals for food and fibre production)
- Natural Systems Management (sustainable management of animals in natural and man-made systems)
- Biomedical research (animal models for human disease)
- Research and problem-solving (opportunities in industry and government)
The course is based at our Camperdown campus for the first three years, but students also make use of the faculty’s large animal teaching and research facilities at the University's farms and Camden campus. Emphasis is placed on the development of analytical, quantitative, computing and communication skills, as well as practical animal handling and management.
Final Year Research Project
In your final year, you will gain specialist research skills by completing an individual research project in an animal science area of interest. You may choose to pursue your specialist studies at either of the two campuses (Camden or Camperdown), depending on your choice of research project and coursework units of study.
Students work with a broad range of species for their research projects, from traditional & emerging production animals (eg. sheep, cattle, fish, poultry, alpacas, crocodiles, bison) to companion animals (eg. dogs and cats) and native or exotic wildlife (both captive and free-ranging), in any of the following disciplines:
- Animal welfare science
- Animal behaviour science
- Improving animal nutrition and feed technology
- Improving animal production and husbandry practices
- Animal Reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies
- Investigating animal health and disease
- Veterinary public health and biosecurity
- Production or companion animal genetics and biotechnology
- Conservation genetics and biotechnology
- Biomedical research, animal models for human disease
- International Research & the global food crisis