University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Animal Science

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

This program 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: livestock production; wildlife management; and 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. The wildlife management major is designed for students seeking a career in the management and conservation of wildlife or management of feral animals.


192 credit points (equivalent to 32 standard units) including core units, one major, a choice of elective or Honours units, and 12 weeks of practical industry work experience during vacation periods.


  • Canine and equine science
  • Livestock production
  • Wildlife management

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: ANy two units of English, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Recommended: Biology
  • For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry and Mathematics


Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology

Study pathways

Students who successfully meet progression and unit choice requirements may be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Animal Science with Honours.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $126,400
  • ATAR: 77.10

Further information

The program includes four units of equine related study from the University of Queensland which is completed from UNE on a cross-institutional basis.

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