La Trobe University

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

Overview

2018 WO,B ATAR
- Minimum selection rank
- Median ATAR offered
- Lowest ATAR offered before adjustments
Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Prerequisite
Fees and costs
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VTAC code

*NA: Not applicable, NC: New course, NP: Not published, <5: less than five offers made. Learn more about our processes. Courses may not have a profile if they are new, graduate entry or if fewer than 5 offers have been made.

This degree offers you a strong scientific foundation to work with both domesticated and captive wild animals. Your studies will go beyond animal health to include ecology, genetics, biotechnology and animal physiology.

You'll complete hands-on studies in animal and agricultural science, microbiology, zoology and metabolic biochemistry. This knowledge provides the basis for further research in the field and is a pathway to postgraduate study in veterinary science.

You'll have access to our wildlife sanctuary, made up of 30 hectares of bushland and home to protected fauna. This fully operating sanctuary offers workshops and seminars on topics such as wetlands ecology and the propagation of indigenous plants.

First year will equip you with science foundations in biology and chemistry. Second year will see you tackle more animal-related subjects such as animal physiology, nutrition and molecular biology.

In third year, you'll continue to deepen your knowledge on animal health, and work on real-life case studies where you'll act as advisers to industry reps on their animal or agricultural business.

Between semesters you may take on paid work experience with any of our industry partners, including government agencies, research houses and start-up ventures. Many students are able to find employment with these companies after graduation.

If you choose to complete your first year at Albury-Wodonga, you'll transfer to Melbourne for the rest of your degree.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Essential requirements

Essential requirements are compulsory requirements that apply to all applicants. These requirements need to be read in conjunction with applicant specific admission criteria.

Admission requirements

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria
Selection rank adjustments
A study score of 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Prerequisite

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Admission criteria

Advanced Standing - Credit for prior study

Advanced Standing is the recognition of previous study or learning that can be counted towards a qualification. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your previous tertiary study and the number of subjects completed. The University will designate courses where there is only admission into Year 1 of the course. In these cases, there is limited advanced standing.

To check if this course is available for advanced standing, please visit the Advanced Standing webpage.

Defer

Find out if you can defer

Career outcomes

Our graduates have gone on to work with Agriculture Australia, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service and animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences may apply for membership with Ag Institute Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.

Additional costs

Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018. How to apply for an undergraduate degree To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe: - ask us a question - chat online - visit our FAQ page - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details

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