Program requirements

The program requirements (course list and program rules (PDF, 149KB)) set out the courses and rules you must follow to successfully complete this program.

You must also comply with UQ’s University Policies and Procedures.

Immunisation

There are mandatory immunisation requirements (PDF, 596 KB) for this program.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Core - all students must complete this course
  • Elective - required for the program, chosen from specific selection of courses

Year 1

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 10 units
AGRC1021 Biological Concepts & Plant Science AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
VETS1005 Professional Studies for Veterinary Technology ANIM1020 Applied Animal Biology
  CHEM1004 Chemistry
Elective courses - choose 6 units

4 units program electives

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

2 units program elective 

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 10 units
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition & Technology
ANIM2057 Applied Animal Physiology VETS2032 Animal Pathogens & Immunity
VETS2001 Animal Health Technology  
Elective courses - choose 6 units

2 units program elective

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

4 units program electives

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 12 units
VETS3043Surgical Principles & Practices VETS3043Surgical Principles & Practices
VETS30441 Preparation for Professional Practice (4 units) VETS30441 Preparation for Professional Practice (4 units)
VETS3009 Small Animal Health  
VETS3017 Animal Therapeutics  
VETS3018 Large Animal Health & Management  
Elective courses - choose 4 units

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

Additional Information

  1. Students are required to enrol in this course in both Semester 1 & 2 for completion.

Year 1

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 8 units
AGRC1021 Biological Concepts & Plant Science CHEM1004 Chemistry
VETS1005 Professional Studies for Veterinary Technology ANIM1020 Applied Animal Biology

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core course - complete 2 units
Refer to Semester 2 for compulsory core course.  AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Elective courses - complete 6 units

4 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 8 units
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry VETS2032 Animal Pathogens & Immunity
ANIM2057 Applied Animal Physiology ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition

Year 4

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core course - complete 2 units
VETS2001 Animal Health Technology Refer to Semester 1 for compulsory core course.
Elective courses - complete 6 units

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

4 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

Please note: due to the structure of the program, and the requirements to schedule rotations across a number of areas, students must be enrolled full-time and internal for their final (5th) year of studies.

Year 5

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses 
VETS30431 Surgical Principles & Practices VETS30431 Surgical Principles & Practices
VETS30441 Preparation for Professional Practice VETS30441 Preparation for Professional Practice
VETS3009 Small Animal Health  
VETS3017 Animal Therapeutics  
VETS3018 Large Animal Health & Management  
Elective courses - complete 4 units

Elective courses availabe in Semester 2 only. 

4 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BVetTech course list for course selection.

  1. Students are required to enrol in this course in both Semester 1 & 2 for completion.

Planning your study

UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Technology: Planning your study

(YouTube, 4m:49s)