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 University Policies and Procedures.

If you require assistance at any time please contact the Faculty of Science at enquire@science.uq.edu.au or phone 3365 1888 (St Lucia) or 5460 1276 (Gatton).

Study Planner Information

Year 1 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Recommended – 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
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1020 Applied Biology I Compulsory
AGRC1021 Applied Biology II Compulsory
AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics Compulsory
ANIM1014 Animal Behaviour, Handling & Wellbeing Recommended
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology Compulsory
ANIM1026 Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates Compulsory
CHEM1004 Chemistry Compulsory
MGTS1982 Working with Groups & Teams Recommended
Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Compulsory
ANIM2051 Animal Anatomy and Physiology I Compulsory
ANIM2055 The Managements & and Husbandry of Zoo Animals Compulsory
ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition Recommended
Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology Recommended
ANIM2052 Animal Anatomy & Physiology 2 Recommended
Select 2 units from the elective list Elective
Select 2 units from the elective list Elective
Year 3 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANIM3019 Animal Reproduction Compulsory
ANIM3046 Animal Breeding & Genetics Compulsory
LPWM3005 Game Management Compulsory
AGRC3042 Animal & Plant Biosecurity Recommended
Year 3 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANIM3006 Animal Health & 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 completed ANIM2043, you should replace this with an elective from the program course list.


Program Electives

Semester One
Course Code & Title Campus
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
Course Code & Title Campus
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
Course Code & Title Campus

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.

Year 1 to 6 External Study Planner

Students completing the Bachelor of Wildlife Science externally must enrol part-time, due to residential school requirements.
Residential schools run in each mid-semester break.

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Recommended – 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
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1020 Applied Biology I Compulsory
AGRC1021 Applied Biology II Compulsory
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANIM1026 Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates Compulsory
CHEM1004 Chemistry Compulsory
Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics Compulsory
ANIM1014 Animal Behaviour, Handling & Wellbeing Recommended
Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology Compulsory
MGTS1982 Working with Groups & Teams Recommended
Year 3 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Compulsory
ANIM2051 Animal Anatomy & Physiology 1 Compulsory
Year 3 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology Recommended
ANIM2052 Animal Anatomy & Physiology 2 Recommended
Year 4 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANIM2055 The Management & Husbandry of Zoo Animals Compulsory
ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition Recommended
Year 4 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Year 5 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANIM3019 Animal Reproduction Compulsory
ANIM3046 Animal Breeding & Genetics Compulsory
Year 5 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANIM3006 Animal Health & Epidemiology Compulsory
ANIM3018 Wildlife Technologies Compulsory
Year 6 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
LPWM3005 Game Management Compulsory
AGRC3042 Animal & Plant Biosecurity (Gatton Only) Recommended
Year 6 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANIM3049 Biology of Australian Marsupials & Monotremes Compulsory
ENVM3001 Principles of Wildlife Management Compulsory