Animal Science Department was established in the early 1980s at Isfahan University of Technology to train the students so that they could properly manage livestock and poultry farms and improve practice in animal sciences. This department has aimed to increase the quality in all aspects of animal sciences. Our mission is to expand and transfer knowledge for continuous improvement of the animal husbandry and to support human population with sufficient safe products such as egg, milk, white and red meats, etc. Our academic members are teaching and researching in different fields of Animal Science including Animal Nutrition and Metabolism, Feed Evaluating System, Animal Physiology and endocrinology, Animal Embryology, Farm Management Systems, Animal Immunology, Genetics and Animal Breeding, Animal Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics. Our department is supported with advanced research laboratories and specialized facilities to support research studies and graduate students' thesis and dissertations, as well as offering services to the industry.
Our Department provides academic programs for the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Animal Sciences. It also offers graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Ruminant and Poultry Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Animal Breeding and Animal Biotechnology. Besides, we have Ph.D. programs in Ruminant and Monogastric Nutrition, Animal Breeding and Genetics, and Animal Physiology.
The Department of Animal Sciences offers a program at the undergraduate level too. This program is designed for students preparing themselves for professional careers in animal or poultry farms and animal feed factories, and also for those seeking further graduate training in Animal Sciences. Undergraduate students must pass 55 credit hours of basic courses, 64 credit hours of obligatory courses, and 21 credit hours of elective courses (140 credits in total) to qualify for the Degree of B.Sc. in Animal Sciences.
The Department of Animal Sciences offers programs for the degrees in Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The graduate programs attract students in different fields such as Animal Nutrition (Ruminant and Poultry Nutrition), Animal Breeding and Biotechnology, Animal Physiology. Students must pass 32 and 40 (including thesis or dissertation) course credits for M.Sc. and Ph.D., respectively. Graduate students must conduct an original research study for their thesis or dissertation, and defend their findings in an oral presentation.
We accept international students in the coming semesters for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. Admission to our graduate program will be highly competitive. Students are to contact initially with their master of interest for vacancy position. The minimum criteria for admission can be found in Admission Requirement for IUT. Applicants should hold at least a B.Sc. degree or its equivalent in Animal or Biological Sciences from a credible institution. Beyond these minimum requirements, the admission committee looks for intellectual potential by reviewing the previous performance in university coursework. If the applicant has published papers, attachment of one or two of these and a description of their impact are encouraged. The candidate's statement should include a description of the research interests as well as their motivation for pursuing graduate education.
Department of Animal Sciences at Isfahan University of Technology accepts transferring students for joint projects or sabbatical programs.