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Animal Science, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
This Bachelor of Animal Science course  at University of New England  is designed for those interested in our relationship with and management of animals in a rapidly changing world. The course has three specialist majors focusing on  livestock production, wildlife management and  horses and dogs.
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Overview

Students will study the basic sciences and applied biological sciences before undertaking specialist units. The course also develops practical skills.

The Livestock Production major has streams enabling specialisation in sheep and wool science, animal health and nutrition, animal genetics, intensive animal production and consulting and advisory services.

The Canine and Equine major is suited to students with interests in companion animals. Students will learn the fundamentals of animal nutrition, physiology, genetics and human-animal interactions before specialising in their chosen fields. Students in this major will be well placed for a career in the petfood industry, detector dog agencies, canine control and the equine and racehorse industries.

The Wildlife Management major is designed for students seeking a career in the management and conservation of wildlife or management of feral animals, ecological basis for the stable, threatened and nuisance status of animal species together with theoretical and practical skills in animal nutrition, reproduction, genetics breeding, health and welfare are covered.

The program includes four units of equine related study from the University of Queensland which is completed from UNE on a cross-institutional basis.

The Bachelor of Animal Science course  at University of New England  degree may be awarded with Honours. The Honours level is based on grades achieved in the final year of the degree. Bachelor of Animal Science with Honours graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply for a research Master degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to teach students the principles behind the production and management of animals. The majors specialise in either domesticated, companion or wild animals.

The Bachelor of Animal Science with Honours degree aims to produce graduates with the skills listed above, as well as having knowledge of research principles and mentods and the ability to plan and conduct an independent research project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Function, Health and Welfare 
  • Animal Structure and Function 
  • Animal Nutrition 
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology for Rural Science 
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Introductory Genetics 
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications 
  • Integrated Physiology 
  • Sustaining Our Rural Environment 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    57

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code 072403G

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English, Chemistry, Mathematics.
  • Recommended studies: Biology.
  • Applicants must meet the University's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 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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