University of New England

Bachelor of Animal Science

University of New England
Institution rating
4.4
Duration
From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Online, On-campus
Next start date
February

Why study this course

  • Gain the general and specialist skills needed for a career in the animal production, breeding, genetics, animal health and nutrition industries
  • Choose a major from livestock science or animal bioscience
  • Benefit from access to UNE's Centre for Animal Research and Teaching as well as technology and techniques at SMART farms

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available. Quotas apply.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 within the last two years; OR
  • Previous higher education study in an undergraduate certificate, diploma, advanced diploma/associate degree, bachelor degree or postgraduate degree with an appropriate Grade Point Average (GPA); OR
  • Successful completion of a vocational qualification such as a Certificate IV; OR
  • At least one year of paid professional experience; OR
  • Mature age special entry OR completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Armidale
Online study also available

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about your study options.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn about:

  • Animal production systems and products
  • Animal function, health and welfare
  • Animal handling
  • Animal physiology
  • Applied animal nutrition
  • Biochemistry and microbiology for rural science
  • Cells and life
  • Organisms to ecosystems
  • Chemistry
  • Foundational quantitative methods for environmental and rural sciences

Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, University of New England can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.


Enquire with University of New England or visit their website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Student ratings of University of New England courses

University of New England
4.4
(215 reviews)
*Combined student rating of this institution's courses
5115
479
316
22
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Percentage of students that felt this course had a positive impact on their career
92%
Percentage of students that would recommend this course to a friend, relative or colleague
91%

Current and industry-relevant content
4.4
Course content compared to what was expected
4.4
Balance between theory and practical work
4.1
Quality of teachers and academic support
4.4
Ability to balance study with your other commitments
4.4
Assistance to help you find a job
3.4
Quality of online study portal
4.5
Transparency of course fees
4.5

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Support and delivery

When you study with UNE you will have access to:

  • Options to study on-campus or online
  • A personal and flexible learning approach
  • Academic staff who are passionate about what they teach
  • A free and confidential UNE counselling service
  • UNE Safety Shuttle bus which runs all year round, picking up students from various points on campus and transporting them safely to a location within the town boundary via the residential colleges

Why study with University of New England?

  • UNE is Australia's oldest regional university and a leader in the delivery of distance education
  • Future proof your career by developing practical skills
  • Study online in a flexible timeframe that suits your lifestyle
  • UNE have been awarded 'Most Satisfied Students' in the National Universities, Online Universities and NSW Universities categories in 2022 and have been awarded 5 stars for Overall Experience 17 years in a row by the Good Universities Guide

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University of New England

Bachelor of Animal Science

You may wish to discuss the following with University of New England:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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