Skip to menu Skip to content Skip to footer

You're viewing this site as a domestic an international student

You're a domestic student if you are:

  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

You're an international student if you are:

  • intending to study on a student visa,
  • not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • not an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia.
You're viewing this site as a domestic an international student
Change
Contact us Contact us

Call us

We have the answers to your questions.

07 3346 9872

 Send an enquiry

Email us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Call us

We have the answers to your questions.

+61 7 3346 9872

 Send an enquiry

Email us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Enquire now

Find an agent

Find a UQ agent in your country.

Find an agent

 

Contact us Contact us

Call us

We have the answers to your questions.

07 3346 9872

 Send an enquiry

Email us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Call us

We have the answers to your questions.

+61 7 3346 9872

 Send an enquiry

Email us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Enquire now

Find an agent

Find a UQ agent in your country.

Find an agent

 

 A farmer tills a field with his tractor

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton

Overview

Kick-start your research career and open doors to postgraduate studies by undertaking an honours year in science, specialising in plant science or animal and veterinary bioscience.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) program provides you with the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in an area that interests you under the supervision of an academic staff member.

UQ is the leading university in Australia for agriculture, and you can select projects covering the plant or animal sciences at UQ Gatton. The campus houses production animals, horticultural fields, a plant nursery, post-harvest facilities, research laboratories and greenhouses, a wildlife facility, specialist veterinary and equine hospitals, and some of the best animal teaching facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

During your honours study year, you'll be provided with a grounding in research methodology and then focus the remainder of your time on your project. You'll acquire skills which will enable you to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government, or proceed to a higher degree by research.

Location
Gatton
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
2354
AQF
Level 8
Location
Gatton
Fees
A$45568 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
2354
CRICOS Code
082958M
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Spend an extra year deep-diving into your interests through an independent research project in first-class facilities.
  • Gain valuable research and practical skills under the supervision of world-class academics.
  • Open pathways to higher degree by research programs such as a PhD.

16 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2022

38 in the world for veterinary science

QS World University Rankings 2022

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
  • Animal Production Science
  • Plant Science

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 2, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Critical Thinking and Scientific Writing in Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
  • Honours Research Project in Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
  • Agricultural Research Methodologies
  • Honours Research Project

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal management officer
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Animal health officer
  • Veterinary nurse
  • Environmental scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant metallurgist
  • Environmental adviser
  • Research scientist

Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$54K–$62K

compared.edu.au

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

compared.edu.au

Next steps after graduation

Animal and veterinary bioscience students will find employment in industries concerned with the health, welfare, nutrition and management of production and companion animals, and wildlife.

Your diverse career options include working in roles such as:

  • animal production, health and wellbeing consultant
  • animal nutritionist
  • biosecurity officer/consultant
  • animal reproduction consultant
  • conservationist
  • research scientist
  • industry regulator in government agencies.

Plant science students can find rewarding career opportunities as a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  • a GPA of at least 4.5 for 8 units of courses at level 3 or higher relevant to the honours project, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  • a GPA of at least 4.5 for 8 units of courses at level 3 or higher relevant to the honours project, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences approximately three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (early February). This does not apply to Plant Science.

For semester two, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (end of July).

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences approximately three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (early February). This does not apply to Plant Science.

For semester two, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (end of July).

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

In this major you'll learn how animals function, behave and reproduce, and how to improve their health, welfare and interaction with humans.

It combines training in fundamental biological disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology with courses that examine animals specifically, from the molecular to whole animal and animal population levels.

You'll find employment as an animal production, health and wellbeing consultant, biosecurity officer, conservationist, industry regulator in government agencies or research scientist.

View

Take on an independent research project under the guidance of leading researchers.

You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner.

You'll find employment opportunities in animal production, government agencies or as research scientist.

View

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: food security and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You’ll learn the science behind breeding high-yielding, pest-resistant crops to help farmers increase their productivity.

Study courses such as ecology, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology. Apply your scientific knowledge to use plant-based sources to develop biofuels, medicines or healthier food products.

Studying plant science can lead to rewarding career opportunities as a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

View

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

In this major you'll learn how animals function, behave and reproduce, and how to improve their health, welfare and interaction with humans.

It combines training in fundamental biological disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology with courses that examine animals specifically, from the molecular to whole animal and animal population levels.

You'll find employment as an animal production, health and wellbeing consultant, biosecurity officer, conservationist, industry regulator in government agencies or research scientist.

View

Take on an independent research project under the guidance of leading researchers.

You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner.

You'll find employment opportunities in animal production, government agencies or as research scientist.

View

Help solve two of the biggest problems facing humans today: food security and our dependency on fossil fuels.

You’ll learn the science behind breeding high-yielding, pest-resistant crops to help farmers increase their productivity.

Study courses such as ecology, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant biotechnology. Apply your scientific knowledge to use plant-based sources to develop biofuels, medicines or healthier food products.

Studying plant science can lead to rewarding career opportunities as a researcher, consultant or teacher with multinational companies, universities or government departments.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$7,690

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $45,568

2023

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • Please note, the closing date for Honours can vary between Schools. Please refer to the relevant School website for further information.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

Explore other programs

Equine Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Equine Science (Honours)

Gatton
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)1 Year full-time
Wildlife Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Wildlife Science (Honours)

Gatton
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)1 Year full-time
Veterinary Technology (Honours)

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (Honours)

Gatton
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)1 Year full-time
Agricultural Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)

Gatton
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)1 Year full-time

Express yourself. And your interest.

They say choosing a degree is hard, which is why we've made it easy. Register your interest and we'll send you everything you need to know about applying to UQ.

We will use your information to keep you informed about UQ programs, news, events and scholarships. By submitting this form, you consent to the terms of UQ's privacy notice.