Bachelor of Animal Science

Massey University

Subject area

Animal Husbandry



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Bachelor of Animal Science graduates are qualified to undertake a wide range of technical, advocacy and management roles across the production animal, equine and companion animal science industries. Examples include monogastric and ruminant nutritionists, animal breeding specialists, animal welfare officers and key roles at meat processing plants. A good understanding of scientific principles, including physiology, metabolism, genetics, nutrition and animal behaviour, enables graduates to integrate knowledge and skills from different disciplines to help solve complex problems in a wide range of animal science industries. Graduates are required to focus their studies through one of four majors; growth and nutrition, animal genetics and breeding, animal welfare or equine science.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

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

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,065 $21,196
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$16,107 $48,320
Total $23,172 $69,516

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $49,498
Earnings range $40,830 - $62,675
In employment 77%
In further study 21%
On a benefit 1%

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Scholarship information

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263

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