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Overview

In the Biology program from the University of Southern Queensland you will gain a broad knowledge in biology, chemistry and communications, as well as the option of more detailed knowledge in disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and physiology.

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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      part-time equivalent

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

CRICOS: 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

    33120 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33120 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    22400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Commonwealth supported - AUD 9527
  • External/Online - AUD 28800

Living costs for Toowoomba

  • 1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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