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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Management)

Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Management) (BSCI)
CRICOS: 042230E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Overview

  • Preserve and protect our wildlife with hands-on courses in Wildlife Management.
  • Learn to identify, handle and trap wildlife from experts in our team of industry-leading lecturers.
  • Develop field safety, transport and survival skills, how to use trapping equipment, and learn survey techniques to record, analyse and present field data.
  • Gain diverse practical skills during a field trip in your first year, wildlife industry placements, and a third-year research project undertaken in an overseas location (COVID permitting) or within Australia.
  • Combine with a second major in Animal Science, Biology, or Environment and Sustainability, and be skilled to work in pest management, national parks, biosecurity, or zoo keeping.

Further study

Graduates can choose to undertake further study in Wildlife Management through the Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Master of Science.

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Career outcomes

  • Career opportunities in wildlife management are growing in Australia and internationally as climate change impacts wildlife conservation.
  • Manage wildlife in a sanctuary or zoo, or as a protected area ranger. Manage wildlife as game or as pest species (both native and introduced species) to mitigate human-wildlife conflict, such as relocating pest animals or birds striking aircraft.
  • Graduates can find work as a biosecurity officer, pest control officer, wildlife officer, and wildlife manager.

Entry requirements

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.

In addition, it is also recommended that you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent, one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent. If you do not have the recommended Mathematical Methods level for entry then you will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

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.

Additional requirements for placements

Each student will undertake and satisfactorily complete 105 hours of practical experience. Students undertaking industry placement are responsible for their own transport to and from their placements. Mandatory documents required prior to commencing industry placement:

  • Resume
  • UniSQ Student Declaration
  • UniSQ Placement Request Form
  • Vaccinations for Q fever, Tetanus, Hepatitis B

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x Wildlife Management 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. 

Professional experience

As part of the degree, you will need to complete professional experience placements. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this degree.

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. There is a two-week compulsory field trip as part of the Wildlife Management major.

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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 34800
On-campus

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

AUD 34800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

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.

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

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 042230E

The semester start date is:

  • Semester 3, 2023 starts on Monday 13 November, 2023.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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