Why study the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (Honours)

This program will comprise an honours year tailored to Veterinary Technology graduates, and follows the introduction of the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology from 2016. It provides advanced training in clinical, regulatory, diagnostic or other para-professional streams applicable to veterinary technologists, as well as training in research. The advanced clinical training will involve working in either the University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital or an approved, external placement.

Students will undertake advanced professional training under the guidance of a supervisor, graduating with advanced skills and knowledge and enhanced employment opportunities. The program is also suitable for veterinary technologists preparing for specialist veterinary technology examinations with the American College of Veterinary Technologists.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
  • Units
  • Delivery location
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements


Bachelor of Veterinary Technology or equivalent non-UQ AQF level 7 degree.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (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 Technology (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 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.

Further study options

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

Courses and Programs

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