The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton - Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 082958M

Level of study: Undergraduate


Kick-start your research career and open doors to postgraduate studies by undertaking an honours year in science, specialising in plant science or animal and veterinary bioscience.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) program provides you with the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in an area that interests you under the supervision of an academic staff member.

UQ is the leading university in Australia for agriculture, and you can select projects covering the plant or animal sciences at UQ Gatton. The campus houses production animals, horticultural fields, a plant nursery, post-harvest facilities, research laboratories and greenhouses, a wildlife facility, specialist veterinary and equine hospitals, and some of the best animal teaching facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

During your honours study year, you'll be provided with a grounding in research methodology and then focus the remainder of your time on your project. You'll acquire skills which will enable you to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government, or proceed to a higher degree by research.

Animal Production Science

In this major you'll learn how animals function, behave and reproduce, and how to improve their health, welfare and interaction with humans.

It combines training in fundamental biological disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology with courses that examine animals specifically, from the molecular to whole animal and animal population levels.

You'll find employment as an animal production, health and wellbeing consultant, biosecurity officer, conservationist, industry regulator in government agencies or research scientist.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 44,464 Per Year
Start date: 25 July 2022
20 February 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time

Gatton Campus

Gatton Queensland 4343

Entry criteria

Bachelor of Science (or equivalent), with:

an overall GPA of 4, and
a GPA of at least 4.5 for 8 units of courses at level 3 or higher relevant to the honours project, and
have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072