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Bachelors of  Agribusiness/Wildlife Science

Program code: 2392
QTAC code: 766501
CRICOS code: 087889A


Gatton, St Lucia


4 Years full-time


Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)

Gain practical business skills while pursuing your interests in wildlife science. This dual program will deepen your scientific knowledge of wild and captive animal management.

  • This four-year program is one of Australia’s leading agribusiness programs. It will introduce you to the commercial world behind agriculture and the complex and rapidly changing distribution and communication channels linking producers with consumers.
  • Learn about marketing, finance, and managing people and technologies in agriculture and animal-specific settings. You’ll graduate with commercial awareness, an international outlook and technical industry insight.
  • Focus on whole animal biology and the management of wild animals, including their ecology and conservation. Study native and exotic amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, biodiversity, and the issues associated with human–wildlife interactions.
  • Implement and evaluate management programs for captive and free-ranging wildlife. You’ll learn from experts involved in the conservation and management of wildlife and exotic animals, and access UQ’s specialist animal research and veterinary facilities.

Your scientific knowledge of animal biology, and wildlife-trapping, identification and animal-handling skills will complement your strong agribusiness insight to place you in high demand by employers.

  • Why study

    Leader on global issues

    Become a pioneer for a brighter future with an education from the world’s best. UQ is the world’s number one university for research in biodiversity conservation, according to the latest Center for World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Professional experience

    Hands-on learning

    Choose to participate in 120 hours of industry placement in locations such as zoos, sanctuaries, government agencies, welfare organisations and wildlife parks, or spend nearly a month overseas as part of your elective courses.

  • Campus Facilities

    Best of both worlds

    Experience city and rural living at two UQ campuses. You’ll take business courses in the award-winning UQ Business School at Brisbane's St Lucia campus and wildlife science courses at UQ's specialist rural Gatton campus.

  • Employability

    Double your opportunities

    This dual program (double degree) will improve your employment prospects. Use your course load to broaden your knowledge and professional skill set in your combined interest areas and graduate with twice the qualifications.

Career outcomes

You’ll graduate ready to enter the workforce in innovative management positions and to make a major contribution to the wildlife, game and vertebrate management industries. Your high-level technical skills in animal health and welfare, along with your business knowledge, will be highly sought after by employers.

Expect to find employment in industries such as:

  • agribusiness management
  • agribusiness research
  • government
  • export marketing and management
  • policy development and analysis
  • ecotourism
  • wildlife management
  • wildlife conservation.

Many students also choose to continue onto further studies to pursue a career in research.

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Admissions criteria

Entry scores

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


Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English plus one of Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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.

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Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science 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.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

The Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

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

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:

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 $43,504
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science for the 2020 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.


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 Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science 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 Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science 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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