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Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation)

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Overview

This unique degree will develop your expertise in wildlife conservation. If you dream of making an impact in the conservation sector, to secure a shared future for wildlife and people, this course will provide highly applicable and sought-after skills for a wide range of careers.

You will be taught by dedicated researchers and practitioners from two of Australia’s premier institutions – the University of Sydney and Taronga Conservation Society Australia – as you learn to address global conservation challenges.

The Taronga Wildlife Conservation stream comprises a Wildlife Conservation major that combines biology and conservation management with additional prescribed units of study in statistics and animal sciences. It provides extensive training in wildlife conservation by incorporating the study of biodiversity and evolution, animal science, and animal behaviour and management.

Classes will take place at the University’s Camperdown and Camden campuses and at the new Taronga institute of Science & learning, due to open mid-2018 at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Taronga Institute will form a gateway for students to access the wider Zoo campus and provide authentic, interactive learning opportunities in an environment of working science

You will graduate with advanced research skills in biology and wildlife conservation, a highly developed sense of curiosity and self-direction, and intercultural skills enhanced via mobility opportunities. You will be able to lead behavioural change in the community for sustaining our planet’s biodiversity.

Majors

You are required to complete a Taronga Wildlife Conservation program including a major in Wildlife Conservation. You are also required to choose a second major either from the faculty options or from our shared pool of majors.

Admission, fees and how to apply

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What you'll study

The Taronga Wildlife Conservation stream also includes prescribed units of study in mathematics and animal sciences. It will provide students with extensive training in wildlife conservation by incorporating the study of biodiversity and evolution, animal science, and animal behaviour and management.

Degree sample: Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation)

Year Sem Unit of study      
1 1 Life & Evolution Animals & Us Intro to Statistical Methods Major 2
  2 From Molecules to Ecosystems Open Learning Environment (OLE) OLE Major 2
2 1 AppliedStatistical Methods Elective Elective Major 2
  2 Biology Experimental Design & Analysis Ecology & Conservation Australian Wildlife Biology Major 2
3 1 Project Unit Wildlife Conservation Elective Major 2
  2 Project Unit Ecology Elective Major 2
  1 Wildlife Management Honours/advanced coursework Honours/advanced coursework Major 2
  2 Wildlife Health and Welfare Honours/advanced coursework Honours/advanced coursework Major 2

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and Chemistry 

Admission criteria

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Prerequisites

Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics* or band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2) from 2019, if you are completing a senior secondary (year 12) qualification in Australia. For details including equivalent requirements for other qualifications, visit Mathematics course prerequisites.

*The subject requirement refers to Mathematics (not Mathematics General or Mathematics Standard), or Mathematics Advanced which will be first examined in the NSW HSC in 2020.

Course opportunities

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

Career pathways & prospects

Graduate opportunities

Opportunities exist in wildlife conservation; sustainability; environmental consultancy; animal health and reproduction; government and policy; NGOs; business and analytics; genetics; teaching (with further training).

We’ve reimagined the Sydney Undergraduate Experience – the way we teach and the way you’ll learn – to prepare you for a future full of possibilities.

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.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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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