This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program: BACHELOR OF VETERINARY SCIENCE (HONOURS)

Duration

5 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

80

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014

1/99.01

QTAC Code(s)

736002 - B Veterinary Science (Hons)
736002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Chemistry, Mathematics B PLUS either Physics or Biology.

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 9391

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: science.enquiries@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 5460 1276 or 1800 642 093 (Freecall)

Duration

5 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

80

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Chemistry, Mathematics B PLUS either Physics or Biology. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001967C

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; writing 6; speaking 7. Internet based TOEFL test results are considered on a case by case basis. View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 52320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Veterinary Science?

Veterinary science is the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals. Veterinary science is vital to the study and protection of animal production practices, herd health and monitoring spread of widespread disease. It requires the acquisition and application of scientific knowledge in multiple disciplines and uses technical skills towards disease prevention in both domestic and wild animals.

Human health is protected by veterinary science working closely with many medical professionals by the careful monitoring of livestock health as well as its unique training in epidemiology and emerging zoonotic diseases worldwide.

Veterinarians assist in ensuring the quality, quantity, and security of food supplies by working to maintain the health of livestock. Veterinary scientists are very important in chemical, biological, and pharmacological research.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Placement courses

  • Students are required to undertake eight (8) weeks of vacation work (in their own time) by the end of their third year of study
  • Fourth year students undertake eight (8) weeks of clinical practical work
  • Final year students undertake three (3) weeks of specialist practice

Honours

Honours is awarded based on the weighted percentage of specific courses in the program.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014
1/99.01

QTAC Code(s)
736002 - B Veterinary Science (Hons)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Chemistry, Mathematics B PLUS either Physics or Biology.

Additional application information

  • The School of Veterinary Science has relocated to the Gatton Campus, with classes commencing at the beginning of the 2010 academic year.
  • Students must pass all courses listed for any given semester to be able to progress to the next semester.
  • Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science program and withdraw from the program having completed the requirements of the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology degree, may be awarded that degree.
  • It is an expectation that students will have private access to a computer and the internet. It is recommended that students consider a laptop if purchasing a new computer.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Chemistry, Mathematics B PLUS either Physics or Biology. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001967C

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; writing 6; speaking 7. Internet based TOEFL test results are considered on a case by case basis. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 9391

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 52320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Careers

Graduates from the Bachelor of Veterinary Science are employed as Veterinary Professionals in a number of areas including (but not limited to): Urban and rural private practitioners in Australia and abroad; Consultants on aspects of animal production and disease control; Consultants with federal and state governments dealing with the control of animal disease and the efficiency of animal production; Advisors to industry (especially pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Educators and/or researchers with universities and governments.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Veterinary Science

To complete the Bachelor of Veterinary Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #80 from the BVSc List.
Students must complete additional requirements (including vacation practical work) set by the head of School.
Refer to BVSc rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science