Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

If you are passionate about animal science, this hands-on degree provides an exciting opportunity to focus on animal health and management. This degree offers a regional perspective relevant to local wildlife and animal health, and will also highlight key issues of international relevance by exploring suitable examples and case studies. Laboratory-based learning is supported by fieldwork at sites such as farming and breeding enterprises, animal health practices and natural habitats with wildlife populations. You will study a wide range of topics including anatomy, animal health, biochemistry, cellular metabolism, immunology, microbiology, physiology and zoology. In the final year, there is an opportunity for a research project or industry placement to explore your own area of interest and develop advanced technical skills.

Structure

This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will undertake a mix of theoretical and practical courses, consisting of four 15-credit point courses per semester. Students will complete 15 core courses, and 7 specialisation elective courses, and 2 general elective courses.

Subjects

  • Animal Management and Disease
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific Practice and Communication
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Biotechnology techniques and research training
  • Immunology
  • Pathophysiology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or any Science
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Recognition

You will be prepared for further studies in veterinary science to allow you to practice in the field. Past graduates of this course have been successful in gaining graduate entry into veterinary science. Your eligibility will depend on the university and your results.

Study pathways

TAFE: Diploma graduates Applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma, including the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, will be considered. Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science-based diploma will also be considered. Credits may be considered for TAFE awards relevant to the course. Certificate IV graduates: Science-based Certificate IV level studies will be considered. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies. Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program - designed to provide you with an alternative entry method into tertiary study.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $83,400 No information available Yes No information available
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $83,400 No information available Yes No information available
Berwick International: $83,400 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

This program is available via Online Learning, in combination with one to two weeks (depending on the program) of compulsory on-campus laboratory sessions. These lab sessions are held in semester one and semester two in each year of the program. Students will also be required to complete examinations either on-campus, or at an approved remote exam location in their region, under supervision. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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