Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 7.0 and Band score of 7.0 in all bands; TOEFL total score of 94 with a minimum of 27 in Writing, 23 in Speaking and 24 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 65 and Skills profile of 65 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 185 and Individual score of 185 in Writing and Speaking, Reading and Listening.

Application deadline is Sep 30.

Course Details

Veterinarians are dedicated to the wellbeing of animals. They are scientists, surgeons, careers, and lifelong learners.

What will you do?

You’ll enjoy the smallest class size of any veterinary program in Australia. This means more personalised attention from our highly experienced teachers and researchers as you:

explore the anatomy, physiology and behaviour of normal animals and identify the pathogenic organisms that attack them
learn about animal handling and husbandry
experience real industry settings including farms and intensive production facilities
undertake a significant amount of hands-on animal work, starting in semester 1
access our $37 million purpose-built veterinary teaching and research facilities.

Where could it take you?

This is the first part of the veterinary science program. Graduates gain direct entry into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Completing both degrees makes you eligible to register as a veterinarian, where you might own a practice or travel to farms around the country treating animals. Veterinary bioscience could also lead to roles in research in equine, zoo animal or wildlife medicine. You might even work in biosecurity, managing programs to prevent disease and pollution.

Career Readiness
As a graduate of the bachelor degree, you'll find employment opportunities in:

government agencies
livestock and agricultural management
livestock production and nutrition
private companies
zoos and animal welfare organisations.

As a graduate of the postgraduate degree, you'll find employment in private and public veterinary practices as a veterinarian.

Potential careers

Veterinarian, Zookeeper, Zoologist, Animal / Veterinary Technician, Bioinformatics, Pathway to Veterinary Medicine, Quarantine Officer, Science Communicators, Science Educators, Scientific Data Analyst, Animal Behaviourist, Animal Breeding, Animal Welfare, Scientific Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser.

Degree Structure

The first year level involves studies at both North Terrace and Rose worthy campuses, while later year levels of the program will be based at the Rose worthy campus.

Students must satisfactorily complete 12 weeks of Animal Husbandry Extra Mural Studies (AHEMS).

Students will undertake placements at various locations, including farms and intensive production facilities. After consultation with the Extra Mural Studies coordinator, placements can be undertaken, throughout Australia. Overseas placements are possible, pending approval.

Students will be expected to travel to locations and the capacity to drive would be an advantage.

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 062122K

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 7

Annual Tuition: AUD$53,500.00

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