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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga
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Duration

4 years full-time
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Admission information

7000
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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Wagga Wagga
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU's animal science course is diverse and could see you working in Australia or overseas at a zoo or wildlife park, or in conservation or research. It provides a broad foundation in biological sciences and instruction in basic sciences, research skills and the health, welfare, behaviour, nutrition, genetics and breeding of animals.

Customise your education

CSU lets you tailor your course to your interests and career goals, with streams available in animal production and management, animal science, biomedical science, equine science and management, and wildlife conservation and management.

Learn from industry leaders

You'll be taught by academic staff who have made substantial contributions to research and policy development over many years. Our staff also contribute to our equine science, veterinary biology / veterinary science and veterinary technology degrees, ensuring that a broad spectrum of expertise is available to students.

Gain international experience

There are opportunities to broaden your horizons and study experience through an overseas study tour. Embark on a life-changing overseas experience where you could study lions in Africa, bears in Cambodia or at a trailblazing farm in New Zealand.

Benefit from outstanding facilities

CSU's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides education in the animal, equine and veterinary sciences. With a strong focus on practical skills, we collaborate with local farmers and clinicians to deliver quality education in facilities that are among the best of their kind in the world. These include a pre-clinical centre, anatomy laboratory and museum, veterinary diagnostic laboratory, large animal hospital and small animal referral centre, large animal handling facilities, campus farms and field sites, and an equine centre.

Gain a competitive edge

If you achieve a high academic grade by the end of your third year of study, you may be eligible to apply for an honours year. Honours study creates a stepping stone to postgraduate study and gives you a competitive edge on your CV when applying for jobs.

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CSU's Bachelor of Animal Science focuses on the development of practical skills. In addition, students are required to complete a minimum of 30 days of practical experience in a range of animal-related industries. Students will need a car of their own or may be able to travel with another student, who may expect some contribution for travel expenses. Travel and accommodation costs for workplace learning experiences are the responsibility of the student.

Students have the opportunity to learn in some of the best facilities of their kind in the world. The purpose-built facilities are on a relaxed and spacious campus in Wagga Wagga, in the heart of regional Australia.

Some of the on campus facilities include:

  • animal handling facilities
  • campus farm and field sites
  • a state-of-the-art pre-clinical centre including the anatomy laboratory and museum
  • modern large animal hospital
  • state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic laboratory
  • equine centre
  • practical classrooms

ASC307 Critical Reviews in Animal Science

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

This is an on campus course however some subjects may be available to be studied by distance education. The following subjects may have a residential school component for distance education students.:

AGR220 Extension
ASC111 Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC148 Introduction to Equitation Science
ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC201 Equine Breeding Management
ASC202 Equine Locomotion
ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
ASC305 Parasitology
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
ASC321 The Equine Athlete
ASC350 Animal Health
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
ASC412 Equine Nutrition
ASC413 Equine Health
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management
BIO433 Ornithological Methods
BIO489 Zoo Curatorship
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry 1
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

Diverse careers are available to CSU's animal science graduates.

Animal health, welfare and nutrition

Positions include animal nutritionist, animal behaviouralist, animal stud manager, animal technician, animal education officer and animal welfare officer.

Population management

You could help manage populations of domestic and production animal species or free-living or captive wild animals in roles such as animal production manager, wildlife ecologist, conservation officer or national parks wildlife officer.

Other opportunities

You could pursue a career in research, teaching in schools and higher education, commerce or a government advisory or regulatory role as an environmental scientist, quarantine officer or scientific officer.

Diverse careers are available to CSU's animal science graduates.

Animal health, welfare and nutrition

Positions include animal nutritionist, animal behaviouralist, animal stud manager, animal technician, animal education officer and animal welfare officer.

Population management

You could help manage populations of domestic and production animal species or free-living or captive wild animals in roles such as animal production manager, wildlife ecologist, conservation officer or national parks wildlife officer.

Other opportunities

You could pursue a career in research, teaching in schools and higher education, commerce or a government advisory or regulatory role as an environmental scientist, quarantine officer or scientific officer.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Students who have studied and successfully completed subjects at other universities that are likely to be equivalent to subjects in CSU's Bachelor of Animal Science may apply for credit for those subjects when enrolling. Credit will be granted for subjects that are equivalent in content and standard, at the discretion of the relevant Subject Coordinator.

No special arrangements apply

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Fees and course offerings

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Bachelor of Animal Science

Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
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1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Animal Science specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Andrew Carlyon – Bachelor of Animal Science

“Right from the start we were doing hands-on practicals with animals, either in the lab or in the yards and paddocks. I liked that, and our placements gave us the opportunity to do our placements where ever we wanted.”

Andrew Carlyon – Bachelor of Animal Science

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

All streams are of the same duration.

For the PASS stream:
21 x 8 point core subjects (168 points) and 11 x 8 point restricted elective subjects (88 points)

For the HONOURS stream:
22 x 8 point core subjects (176 points), 3 x 8 point restricted electives (24 points), and 56 point Honours research project/dissertation (HRS424 + HRS432).

Core Subjects common to Pass and Honours streams (21 subjects; 168 points)

  • ASC110 Introduction to Animal Science
  • ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • ASC221 Animal Genetics
  • ASC222 Animal Biotechnology
  • ASC223 Animal Growth and Development
  • ASC225 Assessment of Animal Welfare
  • ASC261 Animal Reproduction
  • ASC273 Animal Nutrition
  • ASC305 Parasitology
  • ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
  • ASC307 Critical Reviews in Animal Science
  • ASC350 Animal Health
  • BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
  • BIO100 Concepts of Biology
  • BIO216 Conservation Biology
  • CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences
  • IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
  • STA201 Scientific Statistics
  • STA308 Experimental Design and Analysis
  • VSC112 Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics

Additional core subjects for Honours stream

  • STA404 Statistical Data Analysis
  • HRS424 Science Honours Research Project/Dissertation
  • HRS432 Science Honours Research Project/Dissertation

Restricted elective subjects (Pass stream - 11 subjects; 88 points. Honours stream - 3 subjects; 24 points)

Other restricted electives not listed below (specifically applies to wool industry related subjects provided externally through the University of New England) may be taken following approval of the Course Director and the (external) Subject Co-ordinator.

The restricted electives are listed according to recommended streams; however, students may elect to enrol in any of the following restricted electives (taking note of any prerequisite subejct requirements).

Animal Production and Management
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
AGR220 Extension
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
ASC111 Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
ASC407 Research Skills Development
ASC474 Intensive Animal Production and Welfare
ASC475 Meat and Fibre Science
ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT220 eCommerce
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands
VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Equine Science and Management
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
AGR220 Extension
ASC111 Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC148 Introduction to Equitation Science
ASC201 Equine Breeding Management
ASC202 Equine Locomotion
ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
ASC321 The Athletic Horse
ASC407 Research Skills Development
ASC412 Equine Nutrition
ASC413 Equine Disease Prevention
ASC407 Research Skills Development
ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT220 eCommerce
PKM266 Culture and Heritage

Wildlife Conservation and Management
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
AGR220 Extension
ASC111 Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC407 Research Skills Development
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management (16 points)
BIO328 Restoration Ecology
BIO433 Ornithological Methods
BIO437 Captive Husbandry and Reintroduction of Birds
BIO446 Captive Reptilian Management
BIO489 Zoo Curatorship (16 points)
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
HRM210 Human Resource Management
MGT220 eCommerce
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
SPA120 Introduction to Spatial Analysis and Modelling

Biomedical Sciences
ASC407 Research Skills Development
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods

By full-time study
Pass and Honours Streams

Year 1, Session 1
ASC110 Introduction to Animal Science
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
CHM102 Chemistry for Dental and Veterinary Sciences
VSC112 Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics

Year 1, Session 2
ASC171 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC221 Animal Genetics
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Year 2, Session 1
ASC222 Animal Biotechnology
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2, Session 2
ASC223 Animal Growth and Development
ASC225 Assessment of Animal Welfare
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
BIO216 Conservation Biology

Year 3, Session 1
ASC350 Animal Health
STA308 Experimental Design and Analysis
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective

Year 3, Session 2
ASC305 Parasitology
ASC306 Applied Animal Pharmacology
ASC307 Critical Reviews in Animal Science
[ ] Restricted Elective

Pass stream
Year 4, Session 1
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective

Year 4, Session 2
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective
[ ] Restricted Elective

Honours stream
Year 4, Session 1
HRS424 Science Honours Research Project/Dissertation (24 points)
STA404 Statistical Data Analysis or alternative statistics subject (8 cp) as approved by Honours Coordinator

Year 4, Session 2
HRS432 Science Honours Research Project/Dissertation (32 points)

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

The restricted electives are listed according to recommended streams; however, students may elect to enrol in any of the following restricted electives (taking note of any prerequisite subject requirements).

Animal Production and Management
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
AGR220 Extension
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
ASC111 Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC370 Ruminant Production and Welfare
ASC407 Research Skills Development
ASC474 Intensive Animal Production and Welfare
ASC475 Meat and Fibre Science
ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT220 eCommerce
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands
VSC332 Applied Animal Nutrition

Equine Science and Management
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
AGR220 Extension
ASC111 Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC148 Introduction to Equitation Science
ASC201 Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management
ASC202 Equine Locomotion
ASC209 Horse Breeding Technologies
ASC321 The Athletic Horse
ASC407 Research Skills Development
ASC412 Equine Nutrition
ASC413 Equine Disease Prevention
ASC525 Domestic Animal Behaviour
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT220 eCommerce
PKM266 Culture and Heritage

Wildlife Conservation and Management
ACC240 Financial Management of Small Business
AGR220 Extension
ASC111 Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology
ASC407 Research Skills Development
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
BIO312 Landscape Ecology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO327 Wildlife Ecology and Management (16 points)
BIO328 Restoration Ecology
BIO433 Ornithological Methods
BIO437 Captive Husbandry and Reintroduction of Birds
BIO446 Captive Reptilian Management
BIO489 Zoo Curatorship (16 points)
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
HRM210 Human Resource Management
MGT220 eCommerce
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
SPA120 Introduction to Spatial Analysis and Modelling

Biomedical Sciences
ASC407 Research Skills Development
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology
BMS235 Protein Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points, including 30 days of workplace learning throughout enrolment

Additional Graduation Requirements

N/A

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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