Bachelor of Wildlife Science

Program rules and requirements

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Wildlife Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Wildlife Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

If you require assistance at any time please contact the Faculty of Science at enquire@science.uq.edu.au or phone 3365 1888.

Study Planner Information

What will I study?

You will develop strong scientific knowledge of wildlife anatomy and physiology, breeding, reproduction, nutrition, health, husbandry, ecology, welfare and behaviour. With excellent wildlife trapping, identification and handling skills, you can make a major contribution to the wildlife, game and vertebrate pest management industries in Australia.

You can also broaden your skill set by concurrently enrolling in the UQ-GVEC Certificate IV in Captive Animals, Certificate III in Rural Operations or the Farm Ready program through the UQ Gatton Vocational Education Centre.

Year 1 to 3 Study Planner

How do I use the Study Plans?

  1. Take all Compulsory Courses in each semester.
  2. Select required number of units in Key Courses for each year level.
  3. Fill any gaps in each semester with Key or Elective Courses to ensure you meet the B Wildlife Science requirements and rules.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all BWildlifeSc students must complete this course to fulfil the program requirements
  • Recommended Elective – Recommended elective from Part B of the course list
  • Elective - choose an elective course that interests you from the program list
Year 1 - Semester 1
AGRC1020 Applied Biology I Compulsory
AGRC1021 Applied Biology II Compulsory
AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics Compulsory
ANIM1014 Animal Welfare, Behaviour and Handling Recommended Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology Compulsory
ANIM1026 Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates Compulsory
CHEM1004 Chemistry Compulsory
MGTS1982 Working with Groups & Teams Recommended Elective
Year 2 - Semester 1
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Compulsory
ANIM2051 Animal Anatomy and Physiology I Compulsory
ANIM2055 Zoo Husbandry & Management Compulsory
ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition Recommended Elective
Year 2 - Semester 2
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology and Gene Technology Recommended Elective
ANIM2052 Animal Anatomy and Physiology II Recommended Elective
Select #2 from the elective list Elective
Select #2 from the elective list Elective

Effective Semester 1 2018, ANIM2043 has been replaced with ANIM3049.  If you have previously compelted ANIM2043, you should replace this with an elective from the program course list.

Year 3 - Semester 1
ANIM3019 Animal Reproduction Compulsory
ANIM3046 Animal Breeding and Genetics Compulsory
LPWM3005 Game Management Compulsory
Select #2 from the elective list Elective
Year 3 - Semester 2
ANIM3006 Animal Health and Epidemiology Compulsory
ANIM3018 Wildlife Technologies Compulsory
ANIM3049 Biology of Australian Marsupials and Monotremes Compulsory
ENVM3001 Principles of Wildlife Management Compulsory

Effective Semester 1 2018, ANIM2043 has been replaced with ANIM3049.  If you have previously compelted ANIM2043, you should replace this with an elective from the program course list.

 


Program Electives

Semester One
AGRC3035 Short International Experience External
AGRC3036 Precision Plant and Animal Management Gatton
AGRC3602 Special Topic II Gatton
ANIM1014 Animal Welfare, Behaviour & Handling Gatton
Semester Two
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology Gatton
AGRC3602 Special Topic II Gatton
ANIM2021 Thermal Adaption of Animals Gatton
ANIM2052 Animal Anatomy & Physiology 2 Gatton
ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition Gatton
ANIM2054 Grazing Animal Production Gatton
ANIM3045 Livestock Science and Production Gatton
ANIM3062 Emerging Issues in Animal Bioscience Gatton
MGTS1982 Working with Groups & Teams Gatton / External
PLNT2011 Plant & Environmental Health External
Summer Semester

AGRC2031 Industry Placement

Gatton / External
MGTS1982 Working with Groups & Teams External

Please Note: Electives can also be selected from other course lists with approval of the Executive Dean.

 

Last updated19 January 2016

Year 1 External Study Planner

How do I use the Study Plans?

  1. Take all Compulsory Courses in each semester.
  2. Select required number of units in Key Courses for each year level.
  3. Fill any gaps in each semester with Key or Elective Courses to ensure you meet the B Wildlife Science requirements and rules.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all BWildlifeSc students must complete this course to fulfil the program requirements
  • Recommended Elective – Recommended elective from Part B of the course list
  • Elective - choose an elective course that interests you from the program list
Year 1 - Semester 1
AGRC1020 Applied Biology I Compulsory
AGRC1021 Applied Biology II Compulsory
Year 1 - Semester 2
ANIM1026 Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates Compulsory
CHEM1004 Chemistry Compulsory
Year 2 - Semester 1
AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics Compulsory
ANIM1014 Animal Welfare, Behaviour and Handling Recommended Elective
Year 2 - Semester 2
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology Compulsory
MGTS1982 Working with Groups & Teams Recommended Elective

 

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