Study Planner Information

What will I study?

The Animal Science major will cover courses in animal genetics and breeding, animal nutrition, physiology, health and welfare which are all essential components of animal production systems.

Year 1 to 4 Study Planner

The following are suggested study plans for this major and should be used as a guide to planning your program. Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the major requirements.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all students must complete this course
  • Required for major – course need to taken as prerequisite for major 
  • Elective - choose a Level 1 course that interests you
1st year - Gatton Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
AGRC1040 Food for a healthy planet Compulsory for program
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Compulsory for program
AGRC1021 Applied Plant Biology Compulsory for program
AGRC1020 Applied Animal Biology Compulsory for program

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 (sem 1 St Lucia) or CHEM1004 (sem 2 Gatton) before taking any other chemistry course.

1st year - Gatton Campus
Semester 2 Requirements
AGRC1031 Australia's Bio-Physical Environment Compulsory for program
ANIM1018 Livestocks Industries Compulsory for program
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data2 Compulsory for program
MGTS1982 Working with Groups and Teams Recommended Elective

2. Students without Queensland Senior Maths B should complete MATH1040 before taking STAT1201.

1st year - St Lucia Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
AGRC1040 Food for a healthy planet Compulsory for program
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Compulsory for program
BIOL1020 Genes, cells and evolution Compulsory for program
GEOS1100 Environment and Society Compulsory for program

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 (sem 1 St Lucia) or CHEM1004 (sem 2 Gatton) before taking any other chemistry course.

1st year - St Lucia Campus
Semester 2 Requirements
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems Compulsory for program
BIOL1040 Cells to organisms Compulsory for program
STAT1201 Analysis of scientific data2 Compulsory for program
Animal Science Elective Required for Major

2. Students without Queensland Senior Maths B should complete MATH1040 before taking STAT1201.

2nd Year Study Planner 

2nd year - Gatton Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Compulsory for program
ENVM2521 Participatory Research, Development, and Extension Practice Compulsory for program
LAND2003 Soil Environment Compulsory for program
ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition Compulsory for program
2nd year - Gatton Campus
Semester 2 Requirement
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology Compulsory for program
AGRC2030 Agricultural Economics Compulsory for program
AGRC2040 Agronomy Compulsory for program
Animal Science Elective Required for Major

3rd Year Study Planner  

3rd year - Gatton Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
ENVM3523 Natural Resource Management Compulsory for program
LAND3007 Land Use & Management Compulsory for program
Animal Science Elective Required for Major
Elective Elective
3rd year - Gatton Campus
Between Semester Period Requirement
AGRC3054 Tropical Agriculture Compulsory for program
3rd year - Gatton Campus
Semester 2 Requirements
AGRC2045 Molecular and Quantitative Genetics Compulsory for program
AGRC3050 Agricultural Development in Asia Compulsory for program
AGRC3702 Design and Analysis of Experiments for the Applied Sciences Compulsory for program
Animal Science Elective Required for Major

4th Year Study Planner

4th year - Gatton Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
AGRC6631 Agricultural Research Methodologies Compulsory for program
AGRC4613 Research Project Required for Major
Animal Science Elective Required for Major
4th year - Gatton Campus
Semester 2 Requirements
AGRC4614 Research Project Required for Major
Animal Science Elective Required for Major

Elective List:

Course Code Units Course Title
AGRC3006 2 Pasture Science
AGRC3027 2 Agricultural and Resource Policy
AGRC3036 2 Precision Agriculture
AGRC3042 2 Animal and Plant Biosecurity
AGRC4100 2 Research Communication
AGRC4101 2 Entrepreneurship in Agriculture
ANIM2021 2 Animal Environmental Physiology
ANIM2044 2 Intensive Animal Production
ANIM2051 2 Animal Anatomy & Physiology 1
ANIM2052 2 Animal Anatomy & Physiology 2
ANIM2054 2 Grazing Animal Production
ANIM3006 2 Animal Health and Epidemiology
ANIM3019 2 Animal Reproduction
ANIM3045 2 Livestock Science & Production
ANIM3046 2 Animal Breeding & Genetics
ANIM3060 2 Animals in a Changing Environment
ANIM3061 2 Animal Nutrigenomics and Metabolism
ANIM3062 2 Emerging Issues in Animal Bioscience

Careers in Animal Sciences

Animal science graduates can find employment as:

  • Advisors and Managers of animal production enterprises, and allied industries such as; feed milling and stock equipment manufacturers and animal health companies
  • Extension and Animal welfare officers
  • Research scientists with Universities, Government Departments and CSIRO
  • Biosecurity Officers with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
  • International advisors and Researchers for International Development and Aid Programs.

 

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First Years - St Lucia

First Year Guide 2017 for St Lucia Students

First Years - Gatton

First Year Guide 2017 for Gatton Students

First Years - Gatton (External)

First Year Guide 2017 for External Gatton Students