Animal Production

Honours

Honours in Animal Production is a 36-credit point component embedded in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. It is an integrated program involving 24-credit points of research project and two 6-credit point units of advanced coursework including one core unit in extensive animal industries, and selective coursework in topics of applied animal science related to animal production plus other units that will develop your research skills.
A further 12-credit points of coursework is required to complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, if not completed already, these could be used to complete a second major.

Honours is available to students who have completed a major in an area relevant to their project and met the requirements outlined in the resolutions. Admittance into the program is determined by the Faculty of Science as well as the honours coordinator.

Contact and further information:

Dr Gary Muscatello
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Associate Professor Cameron Clark
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Dr Wendy Muir
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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

ANIMAL PRODUCTION (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Animal Production) requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework List 1 units, and
(ii) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework List 1 or List 2 units, and
(iii) 24 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework List 1

AVBS4002
Dairy Production and Technology
6    A Enrolled students are expected to have some understanding of key components of the dairy production system, including basic knowledge of animal physiology and nutrition
P 48cp of 2000-level or 3000-level units


Since 2020, we have been working together with the national industry body Dairy Australia (Education & Partnerships) to link this unit to commercial industry reality. In 2022, and pending on travel restrictions, students will have the opportunity to visit farms and work with real farm data for their projects. The association with Dairy Australia also means direct access to a large number of publications that provide the basis of best industry practice.
Semester 2
AVBS4012
Extensive Animal Industries
6    A Senior tertiary level knowledge in animal production management and behaviour and welfare of production animals
P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3 or {144 credit points of units of study including a minimum of 12 credit points from [ANSC3106 and (ANSC3888 or AVBS3888 or SCPU3001)]}
Semester 1

Honours Coursework List 2

SCIE4002
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
Semester 1a
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6    A Successful completion of a Science major
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107
Semester 1a
Semester 2a
AVBS4020
ONE Health
6    A Fundamental understanding of disease epidemiology and risk
P 144 cp of units including AVBS3001 or FOOD3000 or VIRO3X01 or MICR3X52 or BIOL3019 or BIOL3033
N AVBS4004


The unit will be a core unit for BAS (Animal Health, Disease and Welfare) Honours, all students in this honours programme will take this unit.
Semester 2
LIFE4000
Data and Technology for the Life Sciences
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level
P 144 credit points of units of study including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A or 1
Semester 1a

Honours Core Research Project

AVBS4015
Research Project A
6    A For students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: completion of years 1-3, a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours and approval of the faculty to enrol. For students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours): completion of a relevant major, completion of a second major or minor (minor to be converted to a major during the student's final year), WAM of at least 65 and approval of the faculty
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4016
Research Project B
6    A For students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: completion of years 1-3, a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours and approval of the faculty to enrol. For students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours): completion of a relevant major, completion of a second major or minor (minor to be converted to a major during the student's final year), WAM of at least 65 and approval of the faculty
C AVBS4015
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4017
Research Project C
6    A For students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: completion of years 1-3, a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours and approval of the faculty to enrol. For students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours): completion of a relevant major, completion of a second major or minor (minor to be converted to a major during the student's final year), WAM of at least 65 and approval of the faculty
C AVBS4016
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4018
Research Project D
6    A For students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: completion of years 1-3, a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours and approval of the faculty to enrol. For students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours): completion of a relevant major, completion of a second major or minor (minor to be converted to a major during the student's final year), WAM of at least 65 and approval of the faculty
C AVBS4017 and SCIE4999
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCIE4999
Final Honours Mark
     Semester 1
Semester 2