Honours Program - Animal Science and Management

Major/Minor/Specialisation !BH-SCI-MAJ+1020 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015


Paul Taylor

Email: paulwjt@unimelb.edu.au


Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Victoria 3010 Australia



The honours program in Animal Science and Management comprises advanced coursework and an individual research project designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in solving animal science and management industry research problems. After successfully completing the program, students will be prepared to either enter the workforce pursuing a career in Animal Science and Management, or enrol for further research study through applying for a Masters or Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Admission requirements

In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisite.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who have completed the Animal Science & Management Honours program 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;
  • enhanced skills in communication, teamwork, group leadership, IT and the gathering, management, analysis and reporting of information.
Structure & Available Subjects:


Students must complete 75 points of research


Students must complete 25 points of coursework

Subject Options:

Research Component

Students must complete 75 points of research project:

Study Period Commencement:
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Coursework Component

Students must complete 25 points of coursework.

Students must complete one of the following subjects (or choose one elective subject chosen from the 300/400 level subjects as sanctioned by the course coordinator).

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Plus one of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2015
Links to further information: http://fvas.unimelb.edu.au/study/courses/master-of-agricultural-sciences/overview
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

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