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Bachelor of Animal Ecology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

In this Bachelor of Animal Ecology program at University of the Sunshine Coast, you’ll study animals in their natural habitats to better understand how we can protect their future.

You’ll complete fieldwork in Australia or overseas to learn about biodiversity, conservation, human-animal interactions, and the impacts of a changing environment.

In this program you will:

  • Study a wide range of marine and terrestrial wildlife, including sharks, snakes, birds, turtles and whales.
  • Learn how animals are impacted by humans and the environment.
  • Work alongside leading researchers to gain expertise in animal conservation and management.
  • Develop hands-on skills from your first year through fieldwork to North Stradbroke Island or Fraser Island.
  • Have opportunities for overseas study or fieldwork.

Career opportunities

  • Animal ecologist (in government agencies or private consulting)
  • Wildlife or environmental researcher
  • Park and wildlife ranger
  • Environmental educator
  • Environmental monitor
  • Ecotourism guide
  • Museum collector or curator

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
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Thought
  • Animal Ecology Field Course
  • Endangered Animals and their Conservation 
  • How Animals Work: Form and Function
  • Marine Vertebrates: Sharks, Seabirds, Fish, Turtles and Whales
  • Cell Biology
  • Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Science Research Methods
  • Animal Ecophysiology
  • Statistics with Teeth: Understanding Ecological Data
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Global-Change Ecology
  • Invertebrate Biology and Ecology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Course Code: 085714G

  • secondary study
  • TAFE/vocational studies
  • tertiary studies
  • bridging/preparatory study
  • other entry qualifications (eg professional qualifications, employment experience, Special Tertiary Admissions Test).
  • refer to Pathways to study for more information
  • have satisfied any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab on your preferred program page. Refer to satisfying subject prerequisites for more information. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge students should possess in the subject area.
  • have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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