CSU's Master of Animal Science aims to promote advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the animal industries, preparing graduates for leadership positions.

Why study this course?

The Master of Animal Science aims to:

  • provide an opportunity to continue lifelong learning in keeping with the University's mission statement;
  • meet the educational needs of professionals working in the ever-evolving animal industries;
  • promote the acquisition of advanced analytical, problem-solving skills and conceptual insights that will enable students to assume positions of leadership within the animal industries;
  • encourage excellence in scholarship and/or focused research within the candidate's discipline area.

The course is designed to:

  • extend students' knowledge of the disciplines which form the basis of their profession;
  • provide the requirements for planning and implementing a small research project;
  • facilitate knowledge of methods for the analysis of datasets and their interpretation;
  • develop concepts in animal production to an advanced level of understanding of areas specific to the students' coursework;
  • develop skills in the presentation of material to practitioners within the animal industries ranging from those involved in research through to those working with farming communities.

Whole Farm Consultancy option

CSU's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is offering postgraduate training in Whole Farm Consultancy, particularly aimed at veterinarians and agricultural graduates who would like to offer consultancy services to their clients. The farm consultancy studies will be offered as a specific program within the postgraduate Animal Science courses. Successful participants will receive a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Animal Science depending upon the level of study undertaken.

Admission information

For admission a candidate shall:

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a relevant discipline*; or
  • hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines include, but are not restricted to General Science; Animal or Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural Science or Biomedical Science.

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Jan 2020
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