University of New England
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4 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time
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Do you love working with animals? Then the Bachelor of Animal Science at the University of New England (UNE) can offer you an ideal pathway towards your dream career in animal management.
Three different major options allow you to focus your interests and specialise in either domesticated animals, companion animals (horses and dogs) or wildlife. You'll also have the option of completing this course with Honours (based on your grades in your final year of study), which gives you the opportunity to apply for a relevant research master's degree or a PhD.
The course includes four units of equine-related study from The University of Queensland, which will completed from UNE on a cross-institutional basis. Flexible course delivery means that you can undertake your degree online or on campus at Armidale.
This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 12 weeks of placement, in consultation with the School.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Assumed knowledge is mathematics; studies in biology and/or chemistry are recommended (the School offers introductory units in biology, chemistry and mathematics for students without the recommended background knowledge).
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this animal science course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus one of the following majors:
Honours candidates must complete the following unit:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of New England.
Graduates of this course will possess in-depth practical and theoretical knowledge of animal science ideal for various careers in animal management. Depending on students' chosen major, this qualification is the crucial first step towards a successful career in areas that include the following:
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in animal care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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