Bachelor of Animal Ecology - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Animal Ecology

Study animals to discover how they relate to each other and their environment.

Want to learn about how animals are impacted by the environment and human interaction and what we can do to protect their future? Develop your analytical and research skills to better understand how to conserve and manage animals. The program will build your knowledge of animal conservation, biodiversity and animal behaviour.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
085714G
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$28,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$84,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^First- and second-year courses offered at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013201
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014271
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
SC320
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; Maths B or C; and one or more of the sciences
Total courses
24
Total units
288
Footnotes
  • ^First- and second-year courses offered at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.

Hands-on experience starts in your first year with fieldwork to North Stradbroke Island and your local region. During the program, you'll work with leading researchers on field trips and in the laboratory, thus delivering work-ready graduates who are able to blend concepts gleaned from the global literature with personal experience of a diversity of regional habitats and fauna.

In your final year you can also further develop your research skills in a specialised area by undertaking a guided research project in Animal Ecology, working as an intern animal ecologist as part of your studies, or taking advantage of opportunities to travel abroad.

As an animal ecologist, your career paths include natural resource and environmental protection agencies, private environmental consultancies and research institutes. Many animal ecologists also pursue opportunities outside the science and health sectors in business, finance, education and sales.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities will be available across a range of areas both in Australia and internationally, including:

animal ecology specialists in private environmental consulting researchers, research assistants and managers in Government and non-governmental agencies; rangers and managers in wildlife management and conservation organisations; practitioners in environmental monitoring and management; collectors and curators in museums; environmental educators; specialist ecotourism guides; and researchers and lecturers at universities.

Graduates will be eligible to become members/associate members of:
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Environmental Institute of Australia
  • Australian Mammal Society
  • Australian Marine Science Association
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Australian Wildlife Management Society
  • Australian Physiological Society

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