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.
In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisites. Details of stream specific prerequisites can be found at the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry and participation requirements page.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who have completed the Animal Science & Management Honours program should have acquired:
- Articulate methods that examine animal production, management and welfare including an understanding of the structures of animal management-related industries; the principle factors that determine their location, environmental impact, sustainability, profitability and international trade competitiveness; and the biophysical, economic and social factors that affect production systems;
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge to critically evaluate scientific, economic and social research;
- Employ analytical skills to evaluate specialised areas of the animal sciences as applied in animal industries, companion animal management and animal models for scientific studies, and identify appropriate solutions;
- Effectively communicate applied research and data;
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of research methodologies necessary to design and interpret experiments;
- Evaluate and assess ethical practices in all human-animal interactions.