Duration

5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

1/99

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

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.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via 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: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

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

Web: http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Duration

5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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 (Honours).

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: 082631A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; speaking 7; reading 6; writing 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Web: http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)?

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) is the University of Queensland's registrable degree program that allows graduates to practise as a veterinarian. Coursework and placement training provide graduates with the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to apply medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals.

Veterinary science is vital to the study and protection of animal health and welfare. It requires the acquisition and application of scientific knowledge in multiple disciplines and therefore also offers a high quality biomedical training that can be applicable to non-clinical careers, including research.

Veterinarians also play vital roles in protecting human and ecosystems health through principles of One Health practice. Training in trans-boundary diseases and population health are similarly essential to promoting animal productivity and associated industries, and food security.

What you can study

Studies commence with foundational training in the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition and behaviour of healthy animals with students engaging in clinical training as well as the handling and husbandry of animals. Key concepts are then introduced around the diseased animal, providing detailed knowledge of animal pathology and skills in diagnostic methods, coupled with introductory training in the art of clinical examination and diagnostic process. The 4th year of the program is dedicated medicine and surgery courses for each of the major animal species, including population and public health training. Final year is entirely clinically oriented within University and privately owned practices.

Professional skills training is woven throughout the program in essential competences such as communication, business skills and self-development. Students also undertake Extramural Studies involving work-integrated learning to provide authentic clinical and professional competences and work-readiness.

For more information on what you can study, please visit the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) Study Planner.

Courses

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

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.

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
1/99

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

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

Prerequisites

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

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via 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

Prerequisites

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

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082631A

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; speaking 7; reading 6; writing 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

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.

In 2012, the School of Veterinary Science achieved accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for the maximum term of seven years. The AVMA accreditation is recognised internationally as the benchmark for quality in veterinary education.

With the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) accreditation, graduates can apply to practice in Australia, the UK, North America, New Zealand, Hong Kong and most of south-east Asia.

As a graduate of an AVMA accredited school, students are now eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), undertaken by American students.

Professional memberships

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

  • Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

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 (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours), 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 must complete #80 in total, from the BVSc(Hons) course list.

Students must complete additional requirements (including vacation practical work) set by the Head of School.

Refer to BVSc(Hons) rules for further information.

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

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)