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Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)

Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) (BSCI)

Entry requirements
ATAR 65.60
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Study during Semester 3 (November) is mainly available externally. 

Overview

  • Study key aspects of livestock health and welfare, product quality, farm safety, and animal ethics to ensure humane and sustainable food production. You will examine emerging technologies in animal breeding programs, and learn to apply cognitive and technical skills in the area of genetics.
  • Combine with a second major, such as Biology, Plant Agricultural Science, or Environment and Sustainability, to create a well-rounded agriculture degree and broaden your employment potential.
  • UniSQ has strategic partnerships in the Australian and international agriculture industry with multi-national agribusinesses and leading agencies including John Deere, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the Department of Environment and Science.

Career outcomes

  • For graduates with an Animal Science major, careers might include research scientist (government, private or university), animal nutritionist, animal health specialist, rural banking professional, agribusiness employee, farmer, and consultant.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 65.60 68.00

Pre-requisites

  • Subject pre-requisite: General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

To study this degree we also assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degrees' student cohort for Semester 1 from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x Animal Science 8-unit major 8
1 x second 8-unit major plus 4 x approved courses
or 12 x approved courses
12
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8296
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25440

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2023. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 906775
Toowoomba 906771

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

The closing dates for applying directly to UniSQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2023 - applications close on 20 February and the Semester 1 study period commences on Monday 20 February, 2023.
  • Semester 2, 2023 - applications close on 10 July and the Semester 1 study period commences on Monday 10 July, 2023.
  • Semester 3, 2023 - applications close on 13 November and Semester 3 study period commences on Monday 13 November, 2023.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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What will I learn in a Bachelor of Animal Science?

What you learn during a Bachelor of Animal Science degree will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

When you study UniSQ’s Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) degree you will explore:

  • livestock health and welfare
  • product quality
  • reproduction
  • animal nutrition
  • technology in animal production
  • biology
  • genetics
  • farm safety
  • animal ethics
  • sustainable food production.

You’ll have access to industry-leading equipment, learning facilities and staff — whether you’re looking to study full-time on campus, completely online or a combination of the two. The flexibility offered at UniSQ will ensure that there’s no better place to begin an animal science course.

Why study a Bachelor of Animal Science?

Gain a specialised understanding of how animals live alongside humans and our reliance on animals for food, labour and materials. This knowledge gives animal scientists the skills needed to keep these animals healthy and productive.

Make a positive impact on your communities through a combination of agribusiness and science with a Bachelor of Animal Science degree at UniSQ.

What other Science majors work well with Animal Science?

To further expand on your Bachelor of Animal Science, you can combine with a second major, such as Biology, Plant Agricultural Science or Environment and Sustainability, to broaden your career options.

You may also like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to tailor your studies with your future career goals and improve your transferrable skillset. Discover our Bachelor of Science double degrees:

What can I do with a Bachelor of Animal Science?

With a Bachelor of Animal Science qualification, you can work in a variety of roles, across different industries and sectors, including:

  • Agribusiness
  • Government
  • Private industries
  • Universities
  • Rural banking
  • Consultancy.

Roles within these industries could include:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal health specialist
  • Farmer
  • Research scientist.
Why study a Bachelor of Animal Science with UniSQ?

Get a strong start to your sciences career with UniSQ.