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Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

Program code: 2378
QTAC code: 736002
CRICOS code: 082631A

Delivery location

Gatton

Duration

5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Why study the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) is the University of Queensland's registrable degree program that allows graduates to practise as a veterinarian. Coursework and placement training provide graduates with the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to apply medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals.

Veterinary science is vital to the study and protection of animal health and welfare. It requires the acquisition and application of scientific knowledge in multiple disciplines and therefore also offers a high quality biomedical training that can be applicable to non-clinical careers, including research.

Veterinarians also play vital roles in protecting human and ecosystems health through principles of One Health practice. Training in trans-boundary diseases and population health are similarly essential to promoting animal productivity and associated industries, and food security.

Summary

  • Program code
    2378
  • QTAC code
    736002
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    80
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    082631A

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Chemistry, and Mathematics B PLUS one of Physics or Biology.

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; speaking 7; reading 6; writing 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students are required to undertake eight (8) weeks of vacation work (in their own time) by the end of their third year of study.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $60,112
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) depends on what type of applicant you are.

Apply now to QTAC

Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, a good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a “course” we call a "program".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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