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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Science

Combine your passion for animals and science with study at UQ Gatton and unlock pathways to a rewarding career working in animal-related industry or further studies in veterinary science.

With the Bachelor of Science (Gatton), you'll specialise in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and learn how to manage the health of companion animals, production animals and wildlife, and monitor their social and environmental impact.

This three-year program will provide you with a biological foundation for a career in scientific research or diverse roles in the animal bioscience industry. You'll gain knowledge of biochemistry, microbiology, behaviour and genetics to learn how animals function, grow and reproduce, and how to improve their production, health and welfare.

You'll work with global industry experts to build your practical skill-set and help create farming systems that maintain ecosystems and conserve wildlife populations to enhance sustainability. You'll access the exceptional teaching and research facilities at the Gatton campus.

When you graduate, you'll have a standalone qualification and a solid foundation for a career in scientific research, the animal bioscience industry and related sectors.

You can also use this program as a pathway to improving your entry rank for UQ’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours), with credit for your studies.

Program highlights

  • Learn from global industry experts and build your practical skills at Australia's top institution for agricultural research.
  • Benefit from access to UQ's specialist rural campus, which boasts innovative learning facilities, research labs, an animal hospital and more than 1,000 hectares of farmland.
  • Use this program as a pathway to improving your entry rank for UQ’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours).

Campus Information


Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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