Program requirements

The program requirements (course list and program rules (PDF, 131KB)) 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.

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 12 units
AGRC1021 Biological Concepts & Plant Science AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology ANIM1020 Applied Animal Biology
  ANIM1026 Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates
  CHEM1004 Chemistry
Elective courses - choose 4 units

4 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

Elective courses only available in Semester 1.

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 8 units
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry ANIM2033 Human - Wildlife Conflict Management
ANIM2055 The Management & Husbandry of Zoo Animals  
ANIM2057 Applied Animal Physiology  
Elective courses - choose 8 units

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

6 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 12 units
ANIM3019 Animal Reproduction ANIM3006 Animal Health & Epidemiology
ANIM3046 Animal Breeding & Genetics ANIM3018 Wildlife Technologies
LPWM3005 Game Management - the Science of Sustainable Use ANIM3049 Biology of Australian Marsupials & Monotremes
Elective courses - choose 4 units

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

Program Elective Courses

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 1 elective courses
ANIM1014 Animal Behaviour, Handling & Wellbeing

Elective courses only available in Semester 1.

Refer to General Electives for other course options. 

Level 2 elective courses

Elective courses only available in Semester 2.

Refer to General Electives for other course options. 

AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology
  AGRC20311 Industry Placement
  ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition & Technology
Level 3 elective courses
AGRC3035 Short International Experience

Elective courses only available in Semester 1.

Refer to General Electives for other course options. 

AGRC3042 Animal & Plant Biosecurity  

Additional Information

  1. Course offered in Summer Semester only. 

General Elective Courses

Students may complete courses from any part of the BWSc course list, the Bachelor of Agribusiness, Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Equine Science, Bachelor of Veterinary Technology or other course lists.

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.

Year 1

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 8 units
AGRC1021 Biological Concepts & Plant Science ANIM1026 Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology CHEM1004 Chemistry

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 6 units
ANIM1014 Animal Behaviour, Handling & Wellbeing ANIM1020 Applied Animal Biology
  AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Elective courses - complete 2 units

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

Elective courses only available in Semester 1.

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 4 units
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Core courses only available in Semester 1.
ANIM2057 Applied Animal Physiology
Elective courses - complete 4 units
Elective courses only available in Semester 2.

4 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

Year 4

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 4 units
ANIM2055 The Management & Husbandry of Zoo Animals ANIM2033 Human - Wildlife Conflict Management
Elective courses - complete 4 units

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

Year 5

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 8 units
ANIM3019 Animal Reproduction ANIM3006 Animal Health & Epidemiology
ANIM3046 Animal Breeding & Genetics ANIM3018 Wildlife Technologies

Year 6

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options

Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 4 units
LPWM3005 Game Management ANIM3049 Biology of Australian Marsupials & Monotremes
Elective courses - complete 4 units

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to BWSc course list for course selection.