• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months


This Biology program from the University of Southern Queensland will give you a strong grounding for a range of science-related careers or for more specialised postgraduate study.

Program objectives

On completion of this program students should be able to:

  • Exhibit a broad and coherent knowledge base, with a level of depth in one or more science disciplines, suitable to undertake professional work and/or further study.
  • Apply a range of cognitive and technical skills which reflect the underlying principles of one or more science disciplines.
  • Display well developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply relevant methods and technologies and present information to a range of audiences.
  • Critically analyse, consolidate and evaluate information to construct and implement solutions to unpredictable and complex problems.
  • Work autonomously and collaboratively to construct and implement problem solving paradigms to address relevant issues.
  • Apply well directed judgement and responsibility, in diverse contexts, which are consistent with the social, moral and legal responsibilities of professional scientists.

Career outcomes

As a graduate your career opportunities include; research officer (universities, defence, CSIRO, DPI, industry, government, and health), technical officer (labs), agricultural scientist, technical/sales representative in pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnological industries, molecular biologists, microbiologists. 

After further study you would be able to become a biotechnologist, dietician, research scientist, secondary science teacher, or medical specialist. Employment opportunities also exist in laboratory work in agricultural, food, health, medical, veterinary, educational and industrial settings, plant breeding, science journalism.


Accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    USQ accepts applications all year.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biology 
  • Computing 
  • Counselling 
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Food Science
  • Human Physiology
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS code (International applicants): 042230E

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA) or equivalent; from 2019 Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent will also be a subject pre-requisite.  
  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science21 or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27720 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    21640 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21640 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Domestic fees:

  • Commonwealth supported - AUD 9352
  • Domestic full fee paying - AUD 21640

International fees:

  • External/Online - AUD 23960
  • On-campus - AUD 27720

Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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