Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)
Campus Roseworthy Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324141
This program offers a broad range of animal science courses that cover wildlife, livestock, horses, companion animal and laboratory animal species. This degree focuses strongly on the practical skills used in the area of animal science.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 324141 2016 CSP ATAR 68.75 2016 CSP IB 24 2016 Adelaide Approved Score 75 Deferment Yes - 2 year Mid-year entry No Enquiries Ask Adelaide
Alternative entry pathways
SATAC Code: 324141
- Higher Education applicants
You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
- VET applicants
You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
- Special Entry applicants
You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
- Without formal qualifications?
You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 047801A Intake February
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 80 International Baccalaureate (IB) 27 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 13 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75 ISC & CBSE [India] 75% ISBE [India] 85% SAT [US] 1270 Abitur 3.1 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0 STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
Assumed Knowledge Chemistry and Mathematics is desirable
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $8,975
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Employment opportunities exist for graduates in the following areas:
- animal science professionals in government agencies
- livestock and agricultural management
- livestock production and nutrition
- private companies
- vertebrate pest management
- wildlife conservation
- zoos and animal welfare organisations
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- Students within the Animal Science program are encouraged to undertake work placements in relevant industries.
Land Resources and Land Care, Animal Behaviouralist, Livestock Production, National Parks / Ranger, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Quarantine Officer, Environmental Scientist, Government Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Science Communicators, Scientific Officer, Pest Control, Animal Breeding, Animal Welfare, Animal / Veterinary Technician, Aquaculture, Catchment Management, Research Scientist, Wildlife Officer, Zookeeper
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Study Abroad and ExchangeThe Faculty of Sciences recommends students who want to undertake an exchange in an overseas university plan to go in Semester 2 of Level 2 and/or Semester 1 of Level 3. To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
In the first year level, students undertake foundation science courses that form the background for later studies in areas such as animal physiology, nutrition, breeding and management. Level I involves studies at both the North Terrace and Roseworthy campuses, while the core elements of the rest of the program will be based at the Roseworthy campus.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
** Students may choose to complete a total of 12 weeks of professional work experience to the value of approximately 450 hours by taking AGRIC 3500WT
Indicative study plan Year1 S1
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells
BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology I
ANIML SC 1015RW Animal Handling & Husbandry I CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA
CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA
STATS 1004 Statistical Practice 1 (Life Sciences)
[or Semester 2]
S2 BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms ANIML SC 1016RW Principles in Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Ethics I CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB
CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB
CHEM 1311 Chemistry IB(S)
Approved Level I
Elective 1 x 3 units
[or Semester 1]
Year2 S1 ANIML SC 2500RW Companion Animal and Equine Studies II AGRIC 2500RW Animal and Plant Biochemistry II ANIML SC 2506RW Comparative Animal Anatomy & Physiology IIA ANIML SC 2520RW Research Methodology for Animal Sciences II S2 ANIML SC 2502RW Wildlife Management II ANIML SC 2507RW Comparative Animal Anatomy & Physiology IIB ANIML SC 2503RW Livestock Production Science II ANIML SC 2501RW Genes and Inheritance II Year 3 S1 ANIML SC 3045RW Animal Breeding and Genetics III ANIML SC 3046RW Animal Reproduction and Development III ANIML SC 3020RW Animal Microbiology and Invertebrates III Approved Level III
Elective 1 x 3 units
S2 ANIML SC 3100RW Laboratory Animal Science III ANIML SC 3015RW Animal Nutrition & Metabolism III ANIML SC 3016RW Animal Health III Approved Level III
Elective 1 x 3 units
Varies with individual courses and includes a combination of verbal presentations, written assignments, individual or group projects and theory and practical exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017