Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 060348G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Overview

La Trobe's Bachelor of Veterinary Biosciences gives you a strong, scientific foundation and the essential, practical experience you need to start working with domesticated and wild animals. Through your study of animal sciences, complemented with biology and chemistry, you'll graduate ready to work in the animal industries.

From July, these terms will commence every six weeks, so international students can begin studying online now and be ready to join us on campus once borders reopen.

You'll learn:

Animal science

Build important foundations in all aspects of animal science, including animal health, nutrition, physiology, welfare, reproduction and management.

Zoology

Gain an understanding of the many types of animals, their ecology and behaviour.

Microbiology

Learn about microorganisms, how they live, how they work and how they cause disease.

Metabolic biochemistry

Become familiar with the underlying biochemical processes that occur in animals, including those used to generate energy to maintain body functions.

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

Career Outcomes

Animal scientists can find work across almost any industry related to animals. As a graduate, you'll be ready to apply for a large variety of roles including:

Animal pathologist

Specialize in diagnosing animal diseases by examining tissue and bodily fluids.

Conservation scientist

Use your knowledge to protect wildlife and improve land usage for governments, farmers and other stakeholders.

Microbiologist

Study bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how they contribute to health and sickness in animals.

Animal health officer

Inspect facilities to ensure animal health, sanitation and wellbeing. This may include livestock markets, hatcheries, pet stores, animal quarantines, labs and feedlots.

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.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
37,800 Per Year 01 Mar 2021
19 Jul 2021
3 years Full time La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
37,800 Per Year 01 Mar 2021
19 Jul 2021
3 years Full time Albury-Wodonga Campus
133 McKoy Street
Wodonga Victoria 3690
Australia

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT: Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

PTE Academic: Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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