The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of the University holds the delegated authority to approval for admission to a research higher degree program.
Doctor of Veterinary Studies
Basis of Approval for Admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Studies
The RAC shall base its decision on admission to a proposed Doctor of Veterinary Studies candidature upon the following evidence, that:
* the proposed area of research falls within an approved University field of research for admission to a higher degree by research;
* the proposed supervisors are sufficiently expert in the area of research, and have the time and commitment to be able to provide appropriate supervision, and that adequate physical resources are available;
* the applicant has the background and ability to undertake the proposed course (refer also to Entry Qualifications, below);
* the applicant has given the necessary commitment to work regularly on the approved program of study and research and maintain regular contact with the supervisor(s).
For admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Studies, applicants would need to demonstrate that they:
* Have a veterinary science degree with class 1 or class 2(i) honours which enables candidates to be registered by the Veterinary Practitioners Board of New South Wales or equivalent academic and/or research experience, and
* Have a minimum of 1 year of veterinary professional experience.
Applicants with a first language other than English must satisfy Charles Sturt University’s normal requirements for language competency.