Postgraduate coursework in
Animal Science:

The Master of Animal Science replaced the Master of Animal Studies in 2014. Students enrolled in the Master of Animal Studies can refer to the program requirements, rules and course list for the Master of Animal Studies.

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the:

Program rules and requirements

The courses offered in the Master of Animal Science (#32) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Animal Science (#32). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

If you require assistance at any time please contact the Faculty of Science at enquire@science.uq.edu.au or phone 3365 1888.

Study Planner Information

Why study Equine Science?

As an Equine Science graduate, you will have an advanced understanding of the application of scientific principles to the study of equine science. You will have the ability to apply this knowledge in a practical context. The completion of a research project will provide you with skills in the use of effective and modern methods for describing and analysing scientific data, as well as enhance your ability to interpret and communicate scientific results and information. You will gain sufficient understanding of equine science and will be required to undertake independent research as part of the program. This will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to undertake further study in a research Masters or PhD, if you wish. Graduates will have the skills required for employment in a diverse range of areas of the global equine industry.

Program Requirements

What do the different requirements mean?

Part A - Foundation courses
Part B - General courses
Part C - Major specific courses
Part D - Research courses
Part E - choose an elective from the MAnimSc course list

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
    Year 1 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    ANIM7219 Animal Reproductive Science Part A
    ANIM7240 Animal Nutrition and Technology Part A
    ANIM7620 Concepts in Animal Science Part A
    AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities Part B
    Year 1 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies Part B
    AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture Part B
    ANIM7117 Equine Digestive Physiology and Nutrition Part C
    ANIM7120 Equine Reproduction Part C
    Year 2 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    ANIM7214 Animals in Society Part A
    ANIM7119 Equine Health and Welfare Part C
    ANIM7118 Equine Exercise Physiology and rehabilitation Part C
    Elective Part E
    Year 2 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7617 Graduate Research Project III1 Part D

     

    1 To complete the Graduate Research Project

    1. Students completing the course in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
    2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
    3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November
    Year 1 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies Part B
    AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture Part B
    ANIM7620 Concepts in Animal Science Part A
    AGRC7051 Advanced Pasture Management Part C
    Year 2 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    ANIM7219 Animal Reproductive Science Part A
    ANIM7240 Animal Nutrition and Technology Part A
    ANIM7119 Equine Health and Welfare Part C
    AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities Part B
    Year 2 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project II1 Part D
    ANIM7120 Equine Reproduction Part C
    ANIM7117 Equine Digestive Physiology and Nutrition Part C
    Year 3 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project II1 Part D
    ANIM7118 Equine Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Part C
    ANIM7214 Animals in Society Part A

     

    1 To complete the Graduate Research Project

    1. Students completing the course in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
    2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
    3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)

Why study Production Animal Science?

As a Production Animal Science graduate, you will play an essential role in the management and production of domestic farm animals (cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and goats) in a society with increasing needs for animal products, especially meat. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills which will enable you to integrate and apply knowledge to manage animal production facilities and businesses.

Program Requirements

What do the different requirements mean?

Part A - Foundation courses
Part B - General courses
Part C - Major specific courses
Part D - Research courses
Part E - choose an elective from the MAnimSc course list

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November

 

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
    Year 1 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    ANIM7219 Animal Reproductive Science Part A
    ANIM7240 Animal Nutrition and Technology Part A
    ANIM7620 Concepts in Animal Science Part A
    AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities Part B
    Year 1 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies Part B
    AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture Part B
    AGRC7051 Advanced Pasture Management Part C
    ANIM7241 Animal Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Part C
    Year 2 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    ANIM7214 Animals in Society Part A
    ANIM7001 Animal Science & Production Part C
    ANIM7621 Reproduction & Breeding Technology Part C
    Elective Part E
    Year 2 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7617 Graduate Research Project III1 Part D

     

    1 To complete the Graduate Research Project

    1. Students completing the course in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
    2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
    3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November
    Year 1 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies Part B
    AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture Part B
    ANIM7620 Concepts in Animal Science Part A
    ANIM7051 Advanced Pasture Management Part C
    Year 2 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    ANIM7219 Animal Reproductive Science Part A
    ANIM7240 Animal Nutrition and Technology Part A
    ANIM7214 Animals in Society Part A
    AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities Part B
    Year 2 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project II1 Part D
    ANIM7001 Animal Science and Production Part C
    Elective Part E
    Year 3 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project II1 Part D
    ANIM7621 Reproduction and Breeding Technology Part C
    ANIM7241 Animal Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Part C

     

    1 To complete the Graduate Research Project

    1. Students completing the course in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
    2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
    3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)

Why study Wildlife Biology?

As a Wildlife Biology graduate, you will play an essential role in the management, conservation and utilisation of wildlife given the increasing demands of an increasing human population with the associated increased competition for land. You will develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills to enable you to integrate and apply knowledge that will allow you to manage wildlife and its associated issues, such as human-wildlife conflict.

Program Requirements

What do the different requirements mean?

Part A - Foundation courses
Part B - General courses
Part C - Major specific courses
Part D - Research courses
Part E - choose an elective from the MAnimSc course list

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November

 

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
    Year 1 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    ANIM7219 Animal Reproductive Science Part A
    ANIM7240 Animal Nutrition and Technology Part A
    ANIM7620 Concepts in Animal Science Part A
    AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities Part B
    Year 1 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies Part B
    AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture Part B
    ANIM7016 Wildlife Husbandry and Utilisation Part C
    ANIM7241 Animal Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Part C
    Year 2 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    ANIM7214 Animals in Society Part A
    ANIM7621 Reproduction & Breeding Technology Part C
    AGRC7618 Graduate Research Project III1 Part D
    Year 2 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    Continue AGRC7618 Graduate Research Project III1 Part D
    ANIM7023 Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Part C
    ANIM7043 Australian Marsupials and Monotremes Part C

     

    1 To complete the Graduate Research Project

    1. Students completing the course in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
    2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
    3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November
    Year 1 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies Part B
    AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture Part B
    ANIM7016 Wildlife Husbandry and Utilisation Part C
    ANIM7620 Concepts in Animal Science Part A
    Year 2 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    ANIM7219 Animal Reproductive Science Part A
    ANIM7240 Animal Nutrition and Technology Part A
    ANIM7614 Animals in Society Part A
    AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities Part B
    Year 2 - Semester 2
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project II1 Part D
    ANIM7621 Reproduction & Breeding Technology Part C
    ANIM7241 Animal Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Part C
    Year 3 - Semester 1
    Course Code & Title Requirements
    AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project II1 Part D
    ANIM7023 Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Part C

     

    1 To complete the Graduate Research Project

    1. Students completing the course in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
    2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
    3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)

Program Requirements

What do the different requirements mean?

Part A - Foundation courses
Part B - General courses
Part C - Major specific courses
Part D - Research courses
Part E - choose an elective from the MAnimSc course list

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November

 

Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANIM7214 Animals in Society Part A
ANIM7219 Animal Reproductive Science Part A
AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities Part B
ANIM7240 Animal Nutrition and Technology Part A
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANIM7620 Concepts in Animal Science Part A
AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies Part B
AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture Part B
Major specific elective Part C
Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
Major specific elective Part C
Major specific elective Part C
AGRC7618 Graduate Research Project III1 Part D
Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
Continue AGRC7618 Graduate Research Project III1 Part D
Major specific elective Part C
Elective Part E

 

1 To complete the Graduate Research Project

  1. Students completing the course in one semester must enrol in AGRC7617
  2. Students commencing their project in semester 1 must enrol in AGRC7618 for both semester 1 and semester 2
  3. Students commencing their project in semester 2 must enrol in AGRC7619 for both semester 2 (year 1) and semester 1 (year 2)

 

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