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Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience)

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Overview

If you have a keen interest in animals, the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience) will give you fundamental and applied knowledge in animal bioscience.

You will acquire a broad overview of both domestic animals and wildlife species, how they interact with their environment, and gain comparative knowledge in fields such as applied biotechnologies, reproduction and nutrition. We will cover animal structure and function in detail and apply innovative approaches and technologies to enhance animal management and welfare. We will also explore animal behaviour and management systems that respect ethical and environmental concerns and promote animal welfare. This industry-oriented, science-based degree will prepare you for a career in a wide variety of veterinary and animal science industries.

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience) provides you with an all-inclusive appreciation of the multidisciplinary sciences involved in the veterinary and allied animal science industries, including companion animals and wildlife. Alongside the breadth of animal science you can choose a complementary major from a broad range of areas either to specialise or diversify your knowledge and prepare you for dynamic opportunities to work with animals.

Throughout the four years the Bachelor of Advanced Studies you will integrate a second major as well as studies from a range of disciplines involving advanced coursework and cross-disciplinary, community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

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What you'll study

The Bachelor Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience) is a flexible course focusing on the specific field of animal science. Starting with a general science foundation, the four year course develops skills in applied animal health and disease; nutrition and feed technology; reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies; behaviour and welfare science; genetics and biotechnology. You will also undertake practical experience with relevant animal or animal-related enterprises throughout your degree and during university holidays as part of the compulsory professional development program.

The Animal and Veterinary Bioscience Stream consists of eight Core units in Biology, Chemistry and animal management, elective units, and a major in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience. You will complete 12 cp of mathematics degree core units, Open Learning Environment units, and a second major from either Science Table A or from Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees. In your fourth year you do a series of research projects.

Year 1

  • Degree core: Statistical Methods 6cp
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Chemistry 6cp
  • Biology 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Elective 6cp

Year 2

  • Degree core: Statistical Methods 6cp
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Open Learning (OLE) 6cp

Year 3

  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience core 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Open Learning (OLE) 6cp
  • Elective 6cp

Year 4

  • Research Project 1 6cp
  • Research Project 2 6cp
  • Research Project 3 6cp
  • Research Project 4 6cp
  • Aquaculture 6cp
  • Major elective 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp
  • Major 2 6cp

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and Chemistry. Biology is recommended.

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met (where these are not demonstrated) by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for domestic mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule, the Coursework Policy, and Faculty Resolutions.

Course opportunities

If you have a high ATAR you may be invited to join our Dalyell Scholars program.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates can be found in diverse roles including agricultural scientist, animal health and welfare professional, animal ethicist, animal nutritionist, biosecurity researcher, ecologist, environmental policymaker, geneticist, wildlife population manager, veterinarian (with further study in our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

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Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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