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Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton

Overview

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.

Location
Gatton
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2354
AQF
Level 8
Location
Gatton
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2354
CRICOS Code
082958M
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Spend an extra year deep-diving into your interests through an independent research project in first-class facilities.
  • Gain valuable research and practical skills under the supervision of world-class academics.
  • Open pathways to higher degree by research programs such as a PhD.

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

28 in the world for veterinary science

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

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

  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
  • Animal Production Science
  • Plant Science

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • 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:

  • Critical Thinking and Scientific Writing in Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
  • Honours Research Project in Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
  • Agricultural Research Methodologies
  • Honours Research Project

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
  • Environmental scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant metallurgist
  • Environmental adviser
  • Research scientist

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

Animal and veterinary bioscience students 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.

Plant science students can find rewarding career opportunities as a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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.

Prerequisites

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 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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences approximately three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (early February). This does not apply to Plant Science.

For semester two, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (end of July).

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences approximately three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (early February). This does not apply to Plant Science.

For semester two, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (end of July).

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - 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

Fields of study

Fields of study

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

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

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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Animal Production Science

Take on an independent research project under the guidance of leading researchers.

You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner.

You'll find employment opportunities in animal production, government agencies or as research scientist.

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Plant Science

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: food security and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You’ll learn the science behind breeding high-yielding, pest-resistant crops to help farmers increase their productivity.

Study courses such as ecology, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology. Apply your scientific knowledge to use plant-based sources to develop biofuels, medicines or healthier food products.

Studying plant science can lead to rewarding career opportunities as a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

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Fields of study

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

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

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.

View

Animal Production Science

Take on an independent research project under the guidance of leading researchers.

You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner.

You'll find employment opportunities in animal production, government agencies or as research scientist.

View

Plant Science

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: food security and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You’ll learn the science behind breeding high-yielding, pest-resistant crops to help farmers increase their productivity.

Study courses such as ecology, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology. Apply your scientific knowledge to use plant-based sources to develop biofuels, medicines or healthier food products.

Studying plant science can lead to rewarding career opportunities as a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

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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 $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton for the 2021 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 (Honours) - 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 $10,421

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton for one 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

Important dates

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

The closing date for this program is:

  • Please note, the closing date for Honours can vary between Schools. Please refer to the relevant School website for further information.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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

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