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Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)

Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) (BSCI)

Entry requirements
ATAR 65.60
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, May, Sep
Note: Study during Semester 3 (November) is mainly available externally. 

Overview

  • Study key aspects of livestock health and welfare, product quality, farm safety, and animal ethics to ensure humane and sustainable food production. You will examine emerging technologies in animal breeding programs, and learn to apply cognitive and technical skills in the area of genetics.
  • Combine with a second major, such as Biology, Plant Agricultural Science, or Environment and Sustainability, to create a well-rounded agriculture degree and broaden your employment potential.
  • 老司机视频 has strategic partnerships in the Australian and international agriculture industry with multi-national agribusinesses and leading agencies including John Deere, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the Department of Environment and Science.

Career outcomes

  • For graduates with an Animal Science major, careers might include research scientist (government, private or university), animal nutritionist, animal health specialist, rural banking professional, agribusiness employee, farmer, and consultant.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 65.60 64.80

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisite: General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

To study this degree we also assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

老司机视频 is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degrees'  from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet 老司机视频's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet 老司机视频's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x Animal Science 8-unit major 8
1 x second 8-unit major plus 4 x approved courses
or 12 x approved courses
12
Total 24

Refer to the for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns. 

Residential schools

All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, and meet staff and other students.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8948
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 29600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from .

Scholarships

At 老司机视频, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with 老司机视频 before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to 老司机视频 from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 906185
Ipswich 936121
Online 906195
Toowoomba 906161

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to 老司机视频

You may be able to if you:

  • are a current or previous 老司机视频 student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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What will I learn in a Bachelor of Animal Science?

What you learn during a Bachelor of Animal Science degree will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

When you study 老司机视频’s Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) degree you will explore:

  • livestock health and welfare
  • product quality
  • reproduction
  • animal nutrition
  • technology in animal production
  • biology
  • genetics
  • farm safety
  • animal ethics
  • sustainable food production.

You’ll have access to industry-leading equipment, learning facilities and staff — whether you’re looking to study full-time on campus, completely online or a combination of the two. The flexibility offered at 老司机视频 will ensure that there’s no better place to begin an animal science course.

Why study a Bachelor of Animal Science?

Gain a specialised understanding of how animals live alongside humans and our reliance on animals for food, labour and materials. This knowledge gives animal scientists the skills needed to keep these animals healthy and productive.

Make a positive impact on your communities through a combination of agribusiness and science with a Bachelor of Animal Science degree at 老司机视频.

What other Science majors work well with Animal Science?

To further expand on your Bachelor of Animal Science, you can combine with a second major, such as Biology, Plant Agricultural Science or Environment and Sustainability, to broaden your career options.

You may also like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to tailor your studies with your future career goals and improve your transferrable skillset. Discover our Bachelor of Science double degrees:

What can I do with a Bachelor of Animal Science?

With a Bachelor of Animal Science qualification, you can work in a variety of roles, across different industries and sectors, including:

  • Agribusiness
  • Government
  • Private industries
  • Universities
  • Rural banking
  • Consultancy.

Roles within these industries could include:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal health specialist
  • Farmer
  • Research scientist.
Why study a Bachelor of Animal Science with 老司机视频?

Get a strong start to your sciences career with 老司机视频.

  • Learn from world class researchers – according to the latest ERA results, 老司机视频 is rated at world standard or better in 30 areas of research.
  • Gain valuable experience during your animal science degree with residential schools, while benefiting from flexible online or on-campus study.
  • Benefit from 老司机视频’s strategic partnerships and strong industry partnerships with , the and the .