Animal Science and Management

Major/Minor/Specialisation !R01-AA-MAJ+1010 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014


Ms Ros Gall
Department of Agriculture and Food Systems




The major in Animal Science and Management replaces the existing BS (Hons) Animal Science and Management offered by the Melbourne School of Land and Environment. The aims of the major are to develop an understanding of the biology of domestic and captive animals, their care, management and use as a resource for food, fibre, recreation and companionship. To develop an in-depth knowledge of the biology of animals, the complexities of the ethical and moral issues encompassing care, management and use as a resource will be examined in light of advances in human endeavour. The major will allow a degree of specialisation based around analysis of animal systems management of a chosen species or classification of animals. Greater knowledge, if so desired, of economic, business, communications or natural resource management relevant to, and strengthening the core studies in Animal Science and Management can be developed through clear pathways within the breadth component of the Melbourne model. Graduates from the new programme will be able to enter careers in the public or private sectors related to a wide range of animal production, environmental, biomedical and service industries, and community organisations concerned with public good, or continue into postgraduate programmes of study at masters or research higher degree.

Learning Outcomes:

The objective of the animal science and management major is to contribute to the academic preparation of graduates who embody the University of Melbourne graduate attributes, as well as additional attributes more specific to the Bachelor of Science.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Completion of 50 points of study at Level 3.

Subject Options:

Core subject

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Plus three electives selected from

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Not offered in 2014
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The major in Animal Science and Management major was previously known as the major in Domestic Animal Science (prior to 2011).

This major has been modified from 2010 to 2011 with the removal of specific specialisations. Students who commenced the major prior to 2011 intending to complete a specific specialisation will not be disadvantaged as the specialisation within a major is not recorded on a student's Academic Transcript.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science

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