Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324911
Wildlife conservation is an increasingly important issue. There is demand for skilled experts trained in biodiversity management, who understand how to solve challenges in wildlife conservation.
It offers the opportunity to specialise in wildlife conservation biology while also gaining a broad education in ecology and evolutionary biology.
You’ll gain a combination of theory and practical experience in landscape ecology, wildlife genetics, endangered species biology and pest management.
The degree gives you unique real-world experiences including in meaningful field work linked to current long-term research and monitoring programs.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 324911 2017 CSP ATAR 70.25 2017 CSP IB 25 2017 Adelaide Approved Score 75 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Ask Adelaide Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
Alternative entry pathways
SATAC Code: 324911
- 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 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), 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 2016). 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 088769A Intake February and July
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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 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 75 International Baccalaureate (IB) 25 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 11 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70 ISC & CBSE [India] 70% ISBE [India] 80% SAT [US] 1200 Abitur 3.4 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5 STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74 Eynesbury Foundation Program 360 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
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $9,100
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessAs a graduate, you will be prepared for careers in the growing number of organisations that employ wildlife conservation practitioners and researchers, including:
- environmental consultancies for businesses in the primary industry sector
- non-government conservation and wildlife organisations
- government and regulatory offices
- academic research and teaching institutions.
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
Industry PlacementYou’ll spend five days in the field at the multi-award winning Arid Recovery near Roxby Downs, learning to trap, handle and record data on small mammals and reptiles.
Plus, in your third year, you’ll do a capstone course which involves field-based research projects.
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.
Degree StructureThe Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology) offers a combination of theory and practical experience in the integrative disciplines of landscape ecology, wildlife genetics, endangered species biology and pest management.
In second and third year, students engage with conservation-active University of Adelaide staff and our research partners to undertake specialist training in animal and plant identification and participate in meaningful field work linked to current long-term research and monitoring programs. These unique real-world experiences equip students with the practical and professional skills sought by public and private sector employers both in Australia and overseas.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year1 S1 BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells
Concepts in Biology I
ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country and Protocols SCIENCE 1400 Science or Fiction I Approved Level I Elective 1 x 3 units S2 BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms ENV BIOL 1002 Ecological Issues I STATS 1004 Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences)
[or Semester 1]
Approved Level I Elective 1 x 3 units Year2 S1 ENV BIOL 2500 Botany II ENV BIOL 2503 Zoology II ENV BIOL 2520 Animal ID (Wildlife Conservation) Approved Level II Elective 1 x 3 units S2 ENV BIOL 2502 Ecology II ENV BIOL 2501 Evolutionary Biology II ENV BIOL 2515 Plant Identification (Wildlife Conservation Biology) II Approved Level II Elective 1 x 3 units Year 3 S1 ENV BIOL 3540 Research Methods in Wildlife Conservation III ENV BIOL 3121 Concepts in Ecology III Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units S2 ENV BIOL 3575 Advanced Applications in Conservation Biology III ENV BIOL 3580 Conservation Biology III Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units
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Last updated: Monday, 1 Jan 2018