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

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 10016

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 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

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 57248

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 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

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

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

Why study the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)?

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 (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

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 10016

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$ 57248

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 2017 Fee Rules.

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 is required to obtain #80 from the BVSc(Hons) 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)