Develop your capacity for independent study, research and practise
- gain the scientific knowledge required to care for and manage animals across a range of disciplines;
- develop 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;
- acquire the ability to work within and contribute to the development of ethical practices in all human-animal interactions;
- enhance your skills in communication, teamwork, group leadership, IT and the gathering, management, analysis and reporting of information.
The Bachelor of Science Honours program in Animal Science and Management comprises advanced coursework and an individual research project designed to extend your knowledge and skills in solving animal science and management industry research problems. After successfully completing the program, you 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.
The Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) programs are prescribed 100-point programs (equivalent to eight 12.5-point subjects) comprising Advanced Coursework and Research Project components as outlined below.
The balance between the advanced coursework and research project components may vary from program to program, with each comprising at least 25 points and no more than 75 points of the 100-point program. The balance specific to each program will be specified in the handbook entry for each program.
The advanced coursework component helps you develop a depth of knowledge in your particular areas of interest and expand the theoretical basis on which you will undertake research work. It provides you with the opportunity to develop expertise in the broad scientific field(s) in which your individual research project is placed, including the methodologies of the relevant field(s), and the use of the scientific literature in your specialist area of study.
The research project provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and technical skills in a supervised research project and develop skills in experimental design, project implementation and in the communication of the outcomes of a research project. The project develops your technical and data acquisition skills and problem-solving, your critical thinking capacities in the context of research, your skills in communicating to a variety of audiences and the application of appropriate risk assessment and ethical approval processes.