Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (BAnVetBioSc) - Structure


Students undertake 48 credit points of study each year, throughout the degree.

The course structure below is correct for all students who commenced the course after January 1, 2015. The course structure for year 4 of the program will change for all students commencing the degree from January 1, 2016. Please consult the Course resolutions in the Faculty handbook for further details, or contact the faculty.

Year 1: Fundamentals of Animal Science

First year is a foundation science year, providing the building blocks for more detailed studies in animal science in later years. Core study areas are biology, chemistry, introductory animal science and handling, introductory statistics and the rural environment.

 

 Units of Study  Cr Points
AVBS1002 - Concepts of Animal Management  6
AGEN1001 - Shaping our Landscapes  6
VETS1018 - Animal Bioscience  6
BIOL1001 - Concepts in Biology OR BIOL1911 Concepts in Biology (Advanced)  6
BIOL1002 - Living Systems OR BIOL1902 - Living Systems (Advanced)  6
CHEM1101 - Chemistry 1A OR CHEM1001 - Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A  6
CHEM1102 - Chemistry 1B OR CHEM1002 - Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B  6
ENVX1002 - Introduction to Statistical Methods  6

Year 2: Comparative studies building on the fundamentals

Second year studies are more in depth, giving students a comparative approach and building on the science fundamentals acquired in first year. Second year units provide a solid basis for the applied animal science units, introducing students to foundational subject areas such as animal anatomy and physiology, health and disease, genetics and conservation biology.

 

Units of Study  Cr Points
ANSC3103 - Animal Structure and Function A & ANSC3104 - Animal Structure and Function B  6 + 6
ANSC2005 - Australia's Biodiversity in a Changing Environment  6
AVBS2001 - Introductory Veterinary Pathogenesis  6
AGEC1006 - Economic Environment of Agriculture  6
ENVX2001 - Applied Statistical Methods  6
VETS1032 - Animal Energetics and Homeostasis  6
GENE2002 - Veterinary and Agricultural Genetics 2  6

Year 3: Majors

In third year students will focus on an area of study from one of the four key majors of; Animal Genetics and Biotechnology, Animal Health and Disease, Animal Production Systems or Wildlife Conservation.

 

Units of Study
Core
AVBS3000 - Professional Development
Animal Genetics and Biotechnology
ANSC3105 - Animal Biotechnology
and at least two of the following
AVBS4003 - Wildlife and Evolutionary Genetics
BIOL3018 - Gene Technology and Genomics
GENE4015 - Cytogenetics
and 18 credit points from the year 3 elective list (below)

Animal Health and Disease

AVBS3001 - Agents of Disease
AVBS3002 - Laboratory Disease Investigation
AVBS4001 - Animal Health and Disease
AVBS4004 - Food Safety Assessment and Management
and 18 credit points from the year 3 elective list (below)
Animal Production Systems
ANSC3101 - Animal Nutrition 3
ANSC3102 - Animal Reproduction
ANSC3105 - Animal Biotechnology
and 18 credit points frm the year 3 elective list (below)
Wildlife Conservation and Management
AVBS3003 - Wildlife Management
BIOL3007 - Ecology
and at least two of the following
ANSC3101 - Animal Nutrition
ANSC3102 - Animal Reproduction
ANSC3106 - Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science 3
AVBS3001 - Agents of Disease
AVBS4003 - wildlife and Evolutionary Genetics
and 18 credit points from the year 3 elective list (below)
Year 3 Electives
ANSC3101 - Animal Nutrition 3
AGCH3025 - Chemistry and Biochemistry of Foods
AGCH3033 - Environmental Chemistry
AGEC2102 - Agribusiness Marketing
AGRO3004 - Managing Agro-Ecosystems
AGRO4005 - Livestock Production Systems
ANSC3105 - Animal Biotechnology
AVBS3001 - Agents of Disease
AVBS3002 - Laboratory Disease Investigation
AVBS3003 - Wildlife Management
BIOL3007 - Ecology
BIOL3013 - Marine Biology
ENTO2001 - Introductory Entomology
ENVI3112 - Environment Assessment
ENVX3002 - Statistics in the Natural Sciences
SOIL2003 - Soil Properties and Processes

*The Professional Development unit of study incorporates the Professional Experience Program which is a work-experience based program completed throughout the degree. Please visit the Professional Experience Program webpage for more information.

Year 4: Advanced Animal Science

Students commencing the course after Jan 1, 2014, are subject to new course resolutions regarding honours and the research project, please visit the honours program page for details about the new final year course structure. You may view the Course resolutions in the Faculty handbook for further details, or contact the faculty.

All students who enrolled in the course prior to Jan 1, 2014, will complete an individual animal science research project in an area they are interested in and advanced coursework units in fourth year. Students complete a minimum of 12 credit points of research (Research Project B1 & B2) and 36 credit points of advanced coursework units in the final year. Alternatively, students with sufficient academic achievement in years 1-3 of the course may apply for permission to undertake a 24 credit point project (Research Project A1, A2, A3 & A4) and 24 credit points of advanced coursework.

Year 4 Research Project

All students complete either Research Project B or Research Project A (with permission).

Units of Study

Credit Points
AVBS4013 - Research Project B1 & AVBS4014 - Research Project B2  6+6
And 36 credit points of coursework units  36
OR  OR
AVBS4015 - Research Project A1, AVBS4016 - Research Project A2AVBS4017 - Research Project A3 & AVBS4018 - Research Project A4*  6+6+6+6
And 24 credit points of coursework units  24

*Enrolment in Research Project A1-A4 is by application and subject to meeting entry requirements

Year 4 Coursework

Students select their coursework units from either the Animal Genetics Area of Interest, based at the Camperdown Campus, or the Animal Production Area of Interest, based at the Camden Campus.

 Units of Study

Credit Points
Animal Genetics Area of Interest (based at the Camperdown campus)
Comprises a core of 18 credit points:
GENE4015 - Cytogenetics & 6

BIOL3018 - Gene Technology and Genomics

6
AVBS4003 - Wildlife and Evolutionary Genetics 6
And either 6 or 18 credit points (depending on research project enrolment) of electives selected from the Animal Production area of interest below.
 
Animal Production Area of Interest (based at the Camden campus)
Comprises either 36 or 24 credit points of elective units from the following list (there are no core units): 
AVBS4001 - Animal Health and Disease 6
AVBS4002 - Dairy Production and Technology 6
AVBS4003 - Wildlife and Evolutionary Genetics 6
AVBS4004 - Food Safety Assessment and Management 6
AVBS4005 - Feed Technology 6
AVBS4009 - Aquaculture 6
AVBS4008 - Intensive Animal Industries 6
AVBS4012 - Extensive Animal Industries 6

Enrolment in elective units is subject to prerequisite and corequisite requirements, prohibitions and timetabling constraints.