Bachelor of Animal Science and Management with Honours

Course 601-AA (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Undergraduate


Ms Louisa King, Undergraduate Officer, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, Phone: 8344 6390 Email: Dr Julian Hill, Course Coordinator, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, Phone: +613 8344 8841 Email:
Course Overview:

The honours year in animal science and management is a very valuable year of study. It comprises advanced coursework and an individual research project designed to extend students' knowledge and skills in solving animal science and management industry research problems.

This course, offered at the Parkville campus, provides an understanding of animals, their biology and ecology, their management in natural and farm production systems and as companions to humans. The course provides grounding in the technical, ethical and welfare considerations attached to human-animal interactions.


Students who have completed this course should have acquired:

  • the scientific knowledge required to care for and manage animals across a range of disciplines;
  • a high level of understanding and appreciation in a more specialised area of the animal sciences as applied in animal industries, companion animal management and animal models for scientific studies;
  • an ability to work within and contribute to the development of ethical practices in all human-animal interactions;
  • enhance skills in communication, teamwork, group leadership, IT and the gathering, management, analysis and reporting of information.
Subject Options:

Bachelor of Animal Science and Management (Honours)

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Semester 1
Entry Requirements:

All applicants must satisfy the following two requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a bachelors level degree in either Agricultural Science or Animal Science and Management or approved by Course Coordinator.

  • The minimum entry requirement is an average mark of at least 65 in the third year (300-level) subjects of the degree.

Additional information can be found on the Faculty of Land and Food Resources website:

Core Participation Requirements: Students enrolling in the Faculty of Land and Food Resources are advised that some courses of study may put them at an increased risk of contracting Q Fever. Q Fever is a relatively common, preventable condition which while rarely fatal, can cause a severe acute illness and can result in damage to heart valves and chronic fatigue. It is recommended that students consider undertaking screening and vaccination for Q Fever prior to commencement of study. Students may be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to undertaking some coursework. Your course coordinator will advise you of this requirement prior to commencement of the study semester. Vaccine costs for students are not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Medicare, or by the University. Some students with full private health coverage (which has hospital and ancillary cover) may receive partial re-imbursement for vaccine costs. It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit (8344 7068 or ).
Further Study: After successfully completing the program, students will be prepared to either enter the workforce pursuing a career, or enrol for further research study through applying for a masters or doctor of philosophy degree.
Graduate Attributes: The Melbourne Experience enables our Graduates to become:Academically excellenthave a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarshipreach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communicationbe critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learningbe adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologiesKnowledgeable across disciplinesexamine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplinesexpand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjectshave the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problemsLeaders in communitiesinitiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaceshave excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitationsmentor future generations of learnersengage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community need
Generic Skills: This course encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the course students should have:
  • Awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, management and analysis of data
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation, through the application of skills and knowledge
  • Highly developed written communication skills to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
  • Highly developed oral communication skills to allow informed dialogue and liaison with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
  • Ability to participate effectively as a member of a team
  • Ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects

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