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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Animal Science
BAnSci

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Animal Science requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Animal Science shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 360 credits, comprising:

(a) not more than 150 credits at 100 level;

(b) at least 90 credits at 300 level;

and including:

(c) the core courses listed in Schedule A for the Qualification;

(d) completion of a major;

(e) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. Candidates must complete a major by passing at least 120 credits in a major. The requirements for each major are set out in Schedule B for the Qualification.

4. Approved majors are: Animal Genetics and Breeding, Animal Nutrition and Growth, Animal Welfare and Equine Science.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Diploma in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

8. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled within the Animal Science major within the Bachelor of Science or the Equine major within the Bachelor of Agricultural Science may transfer to the Bachelor of Animal Science prior to 31 December 2020.

9. Students who transfer from the Animal Science major within the Bachelor of Science or the Equine major within the Bachelor of Agricultural Science to the Bachelor of Animal Science may substitute a course or courses already taken towards either the Animal Science major or the Equine major for courses at the same level in the Bachelor of Animal Science schedule in order to fulfil the requirements of the qualification, until 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Animal Science

Schedule A: Core Courses (195 credits from)

117.107 Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare 15 credits
P 199.103

117.155 Introduction to Animal Science 15 credits
P 199.101 or 199.103 R 117.152, 117.153

117.201 Livestock Production Science 15 credits
P 117.152 or 117.153 or 117.155 or 199.101 or 199.103

117.202 Animal Science 15 credits
P One of 117.152, 117.153, 117.155, 119.154, 194.101 or 199.101 R 117.254

117.371 Animal Production 15 credits
P One of 117.201, 117.202 or 117.254 R 117.346, 117.351, 117.352, 117.353, 117.354, 117.355

122.102 Biochemistry 15 credits
P 162.101 and (123.101 or 123.104) R 122.222, 227.111

123.104 Chemistry for Biological Systems 15 credits
R 123.101, 123.171

124.103 Biophysical Principles 15 credits
R 160.101, 160.102, 160.103, 160.104, 160.105, 160.111, 160.112, 160.132, 160.133, 124.100, 124.104, 124.105, 124.111

161.140 Agri-Statistics 15 credits
R 161.100, 161.101, 161.111, 161.120, 161.122, 161.130, 115.101, 195.101

162.101 Cell Biology 15 credits

199.103 Animals and the Environment 15 credits
R 199.101

247.111 Science and Sustainability for Agriculture and Horticulture 15 credits
R 247.177, 141.111, 141.112, 228.111, 228.112, 247.155, 119.155, 246.102, 247.112, 247.113, 247.114

15 credits from

117.381 Solving Problems in Animal Production 15 credits
P One of 117.201, 117.202 or 117.254

235.312 Case Studies in Māori Agribusiness 15 credits
P 235.211

Schedule B: Specialisations

Animal Genetics and Breeding (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

117.243 Animal Reproduction and Lactation in Livestock 15 credits
P One of 117.152, 117.153, 117.155 or 194.101 R 117.254

117.245 Principles of Animal Breeding and Genetics 15 credits
P 162.101 R 117.254

117.301 Animal Biosecurity and Health 15 credits
P 117.201

117.343 Animal Reproduction and Lactational Physiology 15 credits
P 117.243 or 194.242 R 117.347

117.345 Genetics for Livestock Improvement 15 credits
P 117.245 or 117.254 or 203.202

117.348 Animal Metabolism 15 credits
P (One of 122.202, 122.233 or 151.232) and (one of 117.202 or 194.241)

122.202 The Dynamic Cell 15 credits
P 122.102 R 122.233

194.243 Physiological Strategies for Survival 15 credits
P One of 117.155, 194.101, 199.101 or 199.103 R 194.245

Animal Nutrition and Growth (120 credits)

Compulsory Courses (120 credits from)

117.224 Animal Feed Science and Technology 15 credits
P One of 117.152, 117.153 or 117.155

117.225 Animal Production through to Carcass Classification 15 credits

117.226 Performance Animal Nutrition 15 credits
P One of 117.152, 117.153, 117.155 or 194.101

117.302 Monogastric Animal Nutrition 15 credits
P 117.201 or 117.202 R 117.342

117.303 Ruminant Animal Nutrition 15 credits
P 117.201 or 117.202 R 117.342

117.344 Animal Growth and Meat Production 15 credits
P 117.201 or 117.202 or 117.225 or 117.254

117.348 Animal Metabolism 15 credits
P (One of 122.202, 122.233 or 151.232) and (one of 117.202 or 194.241)

122.202 The Dynamic Cell 15 credits
P 122.102 R 122.233

Animal Welfare (120 credits)

Compulsory Courses (120 credits from)

117.231 Animal Welfare, Behaviour and Health 15 credits
P One of 117.152, 117.153, or 117.107 R 117.255

117.301 Animal Biosecurity and Health 15 credits
P 117.201

117.331 Dilemmas in Animal Welfare 15 credits
P 117.231

117.361 Companion Animal Science 15 credits
P 117.202 or 117.254

194.242 Physiology of Mammalian Organ Systems 15 credits
P 194.101 or 117.155

194.243 Physiological Strategies for Survival 15 credits
P One of 117.155, 194.101, 199.101 or 199.103 R 194.245

194.343 Animal Welfare Science 15 credits
P Two of 194.241, 194.242, 194.243 or 199.203.

199.203 Animal Behaviour and Welfare 15 credits
P 161.1xx and one of (199.103, 199.101 or 196.101) C 161.1xx R 199.204, 117.255

Equine Science (120 credits)

Compulsory Courses (120 credits from)

117.226 Performance Animal Nutrition 15 credits
P One of 117.152, 117.153, 117.155 or 194.101

117.231 Animal Welfare, Behaviour and Health 15 credits
P One of 117.152, 117.153, or 117.107 R 117.255

117.302 Monogastric Animal Nutrition 15 credits
P 117.201 or 117.202 R 117.342

117.361 Companion Animal Science 15 credits
P 117.202 or 117.254

286.201 Equine Production 15 credits
P One of 117.152, 117.153, 117.155 or 194.101 R 286.101

286.251 Equine Behaviour, Training and Welfare 15 credits
P One of 119.154, 234.120 or 286.131

286.301 The Equine Lower Limb 15 credits
P 286.201 R 286.222

286.321 Responses to Training in the Equine Athlete 15 credits
P 286.221

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