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Bachelors of Agribusiness / Wildlife Science

Overview

Gain practical business skills and strong agribusiness insight while pursuing your interests in wildlife science, placing you in high demand by employers, with this dual degree.

This four-year dual degree will deepen your scientific knowledge of wild and captive animal management while developing your commercial and business acumen through one of Australia’s leading agribusiness programs.

The program will introduce you to the commercial world behind agriculture, and the complex and rapidly changing distribution channels linking producers with consumers.

You'll 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.

Under the wildlife science program, you'll focus on whole animal biology and the management of wild animals, including their ecology and conservation, biodiversity, and the issues associated with human-wildlife interactions.

You'll learn how to implement and evaluate management programs for captive and free-ranging wildlife. You’ll be taught by experts involved in the conservation and management of wildlife and exotic animals, and access UQ’s specialist animal research and veterinary facilities.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to enter the workforce in innovative management positions where your high-level technical skills in animal health and welfare, along with your business knowledge, will be highly sought after by employers.

Location
Gatton, St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
766501
Program Code
2392
AQF
Level 7
Location
Gatton, St Lucia
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
766501
Program Code
2392
CRICOS Code
087889A
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Join the leader in the field, equipped with some of the best specialist animal research and veterinary facilities in the southern hemisphere.
  • Learn from experts about the commercial world behind agriculture, and develop in-demand business skills.
  • 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.
  • Participate in 120 hours of industry placement in locations such as zoos, welfare organisations and wildlife parks, or spend nearly a month overseas as part of your elective courses.

1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

44 in the world for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

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

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agribusiness analyst
  • Export trader
  • Farm management consultant
  • Commercial manager, grain and commodities
  • Wildlife scientist
  • Ecotourism guide
  • Conservation officer
  • Land manager
  • Ranger
  • Environmental assessment officer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Next steps after graduation

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.

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.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Prerequisites

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

Entry score threshold

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117727

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.

 

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

Learn how to meet the 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 Agribusiness/BWildlifeSc for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest<5 / <5<5 / <5
Median<5 / <5<5 / <5
Lowest<5 / <5<5 / <5

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

00%

(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
<5<5
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
<5<5

International students

<5<5

Total

5100%

"<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 Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science 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

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 2020

This 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 (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 Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science 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 $9,798

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 Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science 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

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 Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science is 766501.

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 Bachelors of Agribusiness/Wildlife Science is 2392.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

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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 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.

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