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What will I learn?

Develop core scientific skills in animal science with the flexibility to select business electives to hone your management and leadership skills to further your career.

The Master of Animal Science is designed for recent agricultural, animal, biological, plant, equine, animal, wildlife, zoology or veterinary science graduates, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their skills or redirect their career into animal science.

For your 1.5 years of full-time studies, you'll select from more than 30 courses, including those within one of 3 specialised fields – Equine Science, Production Animal Science or Wildlife Biology – allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

The program also gives you the opportunity to complete a significant research project, which may provide a pathway to higher degree by research programs.

Graduates demonstrate the ability to apply leadership, research and problem-solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world, and maintaining our environment in situations of increasing community expectations of animal welfare, biosecurity concerns and competition for limited resources.

This expands your career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community or research-based roles.

Production Animal Science

As a Production Animal Science graduate you'll play an essential role in the management and production of domestic farm animals (cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and goats) in a society with increasing needs for animal products, especially meat.

You'll develop research, multi-disciplinary and leadership skills which enable you to integrate and apply knowledge to manage animal production facilities and businesses.

Which department am I in?

Agriculture and Environment

CRICOS

079382F

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,456.00 (23,90,319) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 20 February 2023

Venue

Gatton Campus

GATTON,

Queensland,

4343, GATTON, Australia

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,456.00 (23,90,319) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 20 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Bachelor degree in agricultural science, biological science, plant science (botany, horticulture or agronomy), equine science, animal science (behavior, production or technology), wildlife science, wildlife management, veterinary science, veterinary technology, zoology or an approved discipline.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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