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Graduate Certificate in Animal Science

Overview

Advance your skills with leading animal science courses and develop specialisations for further study.

The Graduate Certificate in Animal Science is designed for recent graduates in any field, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their management skills or redirect their career into animal science.

For your half year of full-time studies, you'll select from over 40 courses, providing you with a high level of specialised knowledge together with valuable skills associated with your selected areas of study.

Graduates from UQ's Animal Science program demonstrate the ability to apply leadership, research and problem-solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world, and maintaining our environment in situations of increasing community expectations of animal welfare, biosecurity concerns, and competition for limited resources. This expands your career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community or research-based roles.

Location
External, Gatton
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5565
AQF
Level 8
Location
External, Gatton
Fees
A$21728 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5565
CRICOS Code
079377C
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at the university ranked number one in Australia in agriculture, for both research and teaching outcomes.
  • Learn from world-class academic staff, ensuring you receive the highest quality education.
  • Benefit from hands-on learning in extensive research and teaching facilities on Gatton campus.
  • Utilise specialist equine and wildlife facilities, as well as a dairy, piggery, sheep and goat herds and visit commercial enterprises.

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2022

16 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 2, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Fieldwork

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:

  • Animals in Society
  • Equine Health and Welfare
  • Animal Nutrition and Nutrigenomics
  • Wildlife Husbandry and Utilisation

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal research scientist
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Customs officer
  • Equine nutritionist
  • Equine physical therapist
  • Livestock adviser or consultant
  • National parks and wildlife officer
  • Wildlife ecologist
  • Wildlife scientist

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (postgraduate)

$62K-$83K

compared.edu.au

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

Bachelor degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale; or 2 years of work experience in the same discipline.
Bachelor degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale; or 2 years of work experience in the same discipline.

Related programs

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

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Animal 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

Additional application information

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$18,480

2022

Reduced fees (CSPs)

We offer a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for this program based on academic merit. We allocate CSPs after the closing date for applications and before Orientation.

$3,324

2022

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $21,728

2022

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Graduate Certificate in Animal 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

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Animal Science pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

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:

  • 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.

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