What will I learn?

This course 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: (1) livestock production; (2) wildlife management; and (3) horses and dogs.

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 degree may be awarded with Honours. The Honours level is based on grades achieved in the final year of the degree including RUSC490. 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 methods and the ability to plan and conduct an independent research project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

BAnimSc: demonstrate a coherent understanding of animal science by articulating the methods of animal science and explaining why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry and by explaining the role and relevance of animal science in society;

exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge of animal science by demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one disciplinary area and by demonstrating knowledge in at least one other disciplinary area;

critically analyse and solve problems in animal science by gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of sources, designing and planning an investigation, selecting and applying practical and/or theoretical techniques or tools in order to conduct an investigation and collecting, accurately recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from data;

be effective communicators of animal science by communicating scientific results, information, or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes; and

be accountable for their own learning and scientific work by being independent and self-directed learners, working effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context and demonstrating knowledge of the regulatory frameworks relevant to their disciplinary area and personally practising ethical conduct.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

072403G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,400.00 (US$ 20,168) per year

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

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, Australia

Online/Distance (4 Years Full-time; Up to 10 years Part-time)

Tuition fees
A$29,400.00 (US$ 20,168) per year
AUD $29,400 /year. The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

4 November 2019, 2 March 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of the IB with a minimum aggregate score of 26. English Language Requirements: An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

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About this uni

The average starting salary for students after graduation from the University of New England is AUD 60,000 (The Good Universities Guide 2018).

  • Based in Armidale, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 80 different nationalities
  • Main campus spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options