Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies - Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

University of Sydney

This program covers the structure and function of animals, their management and welfare in an agricultural, para-veterinary, laboratory or wildlife context. This flexible applied science program can be to be tailored to students' specific interests in the field of animal science. The course emphasises the development of analytical, quantitative, computing and communication skills, as well as practical animal handling and management. A research project in the fourth year allows students to study an area of animal science in depth. Part-time study, daytime only, may be available.

Course Fee:

International: $186,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: Mathematics and Chemistry; selection via ATAR or approved university preparation course. From 2019, this course will require a course prerequisite of Mathematics (Band 4 or higher). The assumed knowledge will still apply. Recommended studies: Biology. If students are from a rural area, they may be eligible to apply for the Rural Students Entry Scheme.


192 credit points, or 32 units of study, plus practical work experience.

Subjects you can Study:

Animal genetics and biotechnology; Animal health and disease; Animal production systems; Wildlife conservation and management

Further information:

Practical experience: 60 days of approved professional experience and field excursions. Students are responsible for additional costs, including travel. Career opportunities: Examples include animal health and quarantine manager, animal nutritionist, biosecurity scientist, biotechnologist, animal breeding program manager intensive and extensive animal production manager, medical researcher, microbiologist, molecular geneticist (animal and human), national parks and wildlife services officer, reproductive technologist (animal and human), sustainable agriculturalist.


Membership of professional societies

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00026A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Camperdown/Darlington 75.1 No Part time 8 years
Camden 75.1 No Part time 8 years
Camden 75.1 No Full time 4 years
Camperdown/Darlington 75.1 No Full time 4 years
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