Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent).
If undertaken externally, can only be completed part-time, over 6 years.

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

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

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014

13/71

QTAC Code(s)

780169 - B Applied Science
780169 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 English

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: Gatton AUD$ 8653

Indicative annual fee 2014: St Lucia AUD$ 8386

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

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 English View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 025500G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34400

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 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

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

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 Applied Science?

Applied Science is the science of applying knowledge from one or more natural scientific fields to practical problems. The study of Applied Science at the University of Queensland will provide you with not only a broad understanding of a variety of scientific principles but also the skill to apply your knowledge to solve problems and provide solutions to a variety of situations - vital skills sought by employers and therefore a particular advantage when entering the workforce.

The Bachelor of Applied Science will provide you with a broad background in basic sciences. The degree offers a flexible three year program with a diverse range of specialisations, depending on your career aspirations making it possible to enter into a wide range of industries.

What you can study

Courses

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

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Placement courses

30 working days of approved Industry Practice work experience is a requirement for graduation and gives you an opportunity to gain valuable practical experience in a real workplace setting.

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Applied Science

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014
13/71

QTAC Code(s)
780169 - B Applied Science

Prerequisites

Year 12 English

Additional application information

  • With the exception of Veterinary Technology extended major all fields are offered in internal and external modes
  • The final year of the Veterinary Technology extended major is available in internal mode only
  • An internal student attends lectures, tutorials and practicals on campus. An external student receives instruction by mail, or via the internet. Regardless of whether you study in internal or external mode the program is the same
  • Courses offered in the external mode may have residential school requirements
  • The external programs have been developed for a part-time enrolment to enable students to attend residential schools without clashes in their schedule.
  • Internal students undertaking the Equine Science extended major, will at some stage require their own equitation horse. Agistment is available on campus
  • It is an expectation that students will have private access to a computer and the internet

  • 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

    Year 12 English View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

    Visa requirements

    CRICOS Code: 025500G

    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 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) 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 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

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

    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: Gatton - AUD$ 8653

    Indicative annual fee 2014: St Lucia - AUD$ 8386

    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$ 34400

    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 Applied Science

    Careers

    Depending on your area of specialisation (extended major or major), you will find employment in various roles, including:

    • agricultural advisers and inspectors
    • agricultural and resource economists
    • agricultural technical officers
    • agronomists
    • animal nutritionists
    • animal scientists or technicians
    • animal welfare officers
    • biosecurity or customs officers
    • bushland regenerators and conservation officers
    • crop physiologists
    • dairy produce inspectors
    • ecotour guides
    • educators (with a Graduate Diploma of Education)
    • environmental officers
    • environmentalists
    • farm advisers or extension officers
    • farm products inspectors
    • farmer/farm managers
    • floriculturists
    • horse breeders, managers,trainers and instructors
    • horticultural advisers and production managers
    • horticultural scientists
    • land information officers
    • national parks workers
    • natural resource managers
    • park rangers

    Professional memberships

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

    • Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Inc
    • Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
    • Australasian Equine Science Association
    • Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology
    • Australian Institute of Horticulture
    • Australian Mammal Society
    • Australian Rangeland Society
    • Australian Society of Animal Production
    • Australian Society of Horticultural Science
    • Australasian Wildlife Management Society
    • Ecological Society of Australia
    • Environment Institute of Australia
    • Parks and Leisure Australia
    • The Wildlife Society

    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 Applied Science

    To complete the Bachelor of Applied 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.

    Students are required to obtain 48 units comprising -

    • 20 units from Part A of the BAppSc course list;
    • one extended major from Part B of the BAppSc list
      OR
      one single major from Part B of the BAppSc List.
    • the balance are electives from Part B or Part C or other courses approved by the executive dean
    • at least 12 units of level 3 courses overall.

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

    Program Rules for the Bachelor of Applied Science