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Bachelor of Science (Gatton)

Overview

Combine your passion for animals and science with study at UQ Gatton and unlock pathways to a rewarding career working in animal-related industry or further studies in veterinary science.

With the Bachelor of Science (Gatton), you'll specialise in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and learn how to manage the health of companion animals, production animals and wildlife, and monitor their social and environmental impact.

This three-year program will provide you with a biological foundation for a career in scientific research or diverse roles in the animal bioscience industry. You'll gain knowledge of biochemistry, microbiology, behaviour and genetics to learn how animals function, grow and reproduce, and how to improve their production, health and welfare.

You'll work with global industry experts to build your practical skill-set and help create farming systems that maintain ecosystems and conserve wildlife populations to enhance sustainability. You'll access the exceptional teaching and research facilities at the Gatton campus.

When you graduate, you'll have a standalone qualification and a solid foundation for a career in scientific research, the animal bioscience industry and related sectors.

You can also use this program as a pathway to improving your entry rank for UQ’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours), with credit for your studies.

Location
Gatton
Duration
3 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
QTAC Code
761001
Program Code
2330
AQF
Level 7
Location
Gatton
Fees
A$44736 (indicative per year)
Duration
3 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
QTAC Code
761001
Program Code
2330
CRICOS Code
001961J
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn from global industry experts and build your practical skills at Australia's top institution for agricultural research.
  • Benefit from access to UQ's specialist rural campus, which boasts innovative learning facilities, research labs, an animal hospital and more than 1,000 hectares of farmland.
  • Use this program as a pathway to improving your entry rank for UQ’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours).

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

25 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Theory & Practice in Science
  • Analysis of Scientific Data
  • Biological Concepts and Plant Science
  • Food for a Healthy Planet

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal management officer
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Animal health officer
  • Veterinary nurse

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Next steps after graduation

You will find employment in industries concerned with the health, welfare, nutrition and management of production and companion animals, and wildlife.

Your diverse career options include working in roles such as:

  • animal production, health and wellbeing consultant
  • animal nutritionist
  • biosecurity officer/consultant
  • animal reproduction consultant
  • conservationist
  • research scientist
  • industry regulator in government agencies.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Entry score threshold

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107928

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Science (Gatton) for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median4 / 944 / 94
Lowest10 / 7910 / 79

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

830.77%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

<5<5

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
1557.69%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
00%

International students

<5<5

Total

26100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Science (Gatton) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Companion animals, production animals and wildlife have important ecological, economic and social roles.

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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Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Companion animals, production animals and wildlife have important ecological, economic and social roles.

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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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $44,736

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Science (Gatton) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Science (Gatton) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,917

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Science (Gatton) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

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

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

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Science (Gatton) is 761001.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Science (Gatton) is 2330.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit