Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)
Choose from seventeen different majors that provide a strong grounding for science-related careers, or for more specialised postgraduate study. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills by learning to define a problem and propose evidence-based solutions.Study with world-class experts* and learn skills ranging from genetic mapping in plants or food security through to climate science. Study on-campus or online while gaining valuable practical skills through regular labs or residential schools.Animal Science : Study key aspects of livestock health and welfare, product quality, farm safety, and animal ethics to ensure humane and sustainable food production. You’ll examine emerging technologies in animal breeding programs and learn to apply cognitive and technical skills in the area of genetics.Astronomical and Space Sciences: Learn to understand the universe using observations, experiments, and theoretical and numerical studies. You’ll access USQ’s world-class Mt Kent Observatory which provides the only ground-based support in the southern hemisphere for NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission. Biology: Gain solid foundational knowledge in biology and the characteristics and diversity of organisms. You can deepen your knowledge in disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, ecology and plant physiology.Computing: Develop your skills and knowledge in key areas of computing including software development and computer systems. Combine your computing skills with other sciences and be relevant to a workforce that thrives on science and technology.Counselling: Gain strong practical and theory skills to manage the demands of a human services practitioner. You’ll have a strong foundation to work in community organisations and develop a human-centered approach when working with clients.Environment and Sustainability: Explore environmental science, biodiversity conversation, climate change mitigation and adaption of natural resource management. Help to plan for a more sustainable future and study subjects that focus on climatology, ecology and conservation. Food Science: Discover the science behind the development of new food products and join one of the country’s most important industry. You’ll study food chemistry and analysis, food processing, food safety and product development. Human Physiology: Study the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of humans in good health. You’ll focus on the functional level of human anatomy and study the biochemistry of nutrition. Information Technology: Build your skills in software development, programming, languages, networking and the design and implementation of computer systems and information systems. You’ll become an in-demand IT graduate who is flexible and relevant to a continuously changing industry.Mathematics and Statistics: Develop a solid foundation for a wide variety of careers and gain practical skills in undertaking analysis. Examine the fundamentals of theoretical and applied statistics, mathematical modelling and operations research, and computing and coding skills. Physical Sciences: Analyse the reasons behind how and why the natural world works the way it does. You’ll discover the principles underpinning modern science and technology while developing knowledge in optics, photonics modern physics and quantum mechanics. Plant Agricultural Science: Explore topics in plant physiology, agronomy, plan microbe interactions, soil science, genetics, and post-harvest technologies. You’ll learn about the impacts of agricultural practices on soil, water and other species to enable you to contribute to the sustainability of the agricultural environment.Psychology: Examine the different types of psychological phenomena using the scientific method and apply these findings to help treat mental illnesses. You’ll study areas including personality, health, human development, and memory and apply statistical methods to analyse societal traits.Statistics: Gain quantitative and problem-solving skills to increase your competitiveness in the job market. Examine the fundamentals of theoretical and applied statistics, mathematical modelling and operations research, as well as practical methods for undertaking analysis, modelling and decision-making.Wine Science: Learn how to grow your grapes or produce wine and join an exciting and growing industry. Gain on-site training in commercial vineyards, wineries, winery laboratories and sensory analysis at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. Extended majors: Delve into certain study areas and enrol in an extended major to build your subject matter expertise. The Psychology major is offered as an extended major. *Excellence in Research, 2018
- Majors include: Animal Science, Astronomical & Space Sciences, Biology, Computing, Counselling, Environment & Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics, Physical Sciences, Plant Agricultural Science, Psychology, Psychology Extended, Statistics, Wildlife Management, and Wine Science.
Standard entry requirements
A minimum ATAR of 65.60, OP of 15 or selection rank of 68. To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:English (Units 3 & 4, C), and General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C). We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12).
If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you: Bachelor of General Studies, Diploma of University Studies, Tertiary Preparation Program. If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).
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