Are you passionate about wildlife, veterinary technology, horses, or sustainable agriculture?
One of the world’s top 100 ranked universities, The University of Queensland, is introducing four exciting new programs in 2016 at its vibrant 1068 hectare Gatton campus.
Learn more about life at the Gatton campus here:
Associate Dean (Academic) for the UQ Science Faculty, Associate Professor Kim Bryceson, said the University was replacing its Bachelor of Applied Science program with four dedicated, three-year undergraduate degree programs to meet emerging challenges of the 21st century.
The new programs are:
The Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture, which takes advantage of UQ’s position as one of the top-ranked agriculture and biological sciences universities in Australia. UQ is ranked number one in agriculture in Australia, and number 15 in agriculture research worldwide. It is also ranked number 2 in biological and environmental sciences in Australia.
You will have access to leading researchers and industry practices with some of the best agricultural teaching facilities available. You will acquire skills and knowledge from researchers at UQ’s Gatton campus in one of three specialised majors: agronomy, horticulture and livestock and poultry science.
The Bachelor of Veterinary Technology will provide you with an understanding of scientific principles and the skill to apply this knowledge to solve problems. Veterinary technology produces para-veterinary healthcare specialists who contribute to maintaining biosecurity.
While veterinary technology is still an emerging profession in Australia and internationally, UQ is already a leader in this field with the best specialist veterinary and animal research facilities in the southern hemisphere. The University has invested $100 million in purpose built clinical, teaching and research facilities including the Small Animal Hospital, Equine Specialist Hospital and Veterinary Teaching Laboratories at the Gatton campus.
The Bachelor of Wildlife Science is a “hands on” degree that focuses on animal biology and management of wild animals, including their ecology and conservation. As a wildlife scientist you will study native and exotic amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in their natural or man-made environments, their biodiversity, and the emerging issues associated with human-wildlife interactions.
UQ is already a leader in this field with the best specialist animal research and veterinary facilities in the southern hemisphere. The UQ Native Wildlife Teaching Facility at the campus is the home to endangered and non-endangered species and provides the focus for both teaching and research programs.
The Bachelor of Equine Science will give you an innovative study pathway into a career working in the global horse industry. Equine science covers horse nutrition, breeding, exercise physiology, health and rehabilitation, welfare and behaviour and explores the interaction between horse and rider.
UQ Gatton is home to world-renowned scientists with expertise in horse nutrition, breeding, exercise physiology, equitation, rehabilitation, welfare and behaviour. You will have access to the world-class Equine Precinct on campus, which includes equitation arenas, breeding and horse- handling facilities, day yards and stabling amenities.
Each of the four programs can be combined with the Bachelor of Agribusiness to give you two degrees for only one more year of study.
The dual four-year programs allow you to combine practical business skills with your interests in equine science, sustainable agriculture, veterinary technology or wildlife science.
At UQ, you will have the opportunity to meet industry representatives, undertake professional placements or internships, participate in the Summer Research Scholarships program with award-winning UQ researchers, and integrate industry based training with your studies to apply your theoretical knowledge to real life projects.
You can pursue a research career by undertaking a research honours year, which could lead to postgraduate studies. Research higher degrees (Master of Philosophy (Mphil) and PhD) are available.
You may also choose to study overseas at one of UQ’s 140 international partner organisations.
For more information download the New Programs Study Guide prospectus.
If you’re a prospective international student, you should apply directly to the International Admissions Section of The University of Queensland.
Or you can download the International UQ Study Guide 2016 as an app to instantly access UQ information – plus additional photos and videos not available elsewhere. Tap the App Store/Google Play Store icon on your smartphone or tablet to access.
Bachelor of Equine Science (CRICOS Code 087882G)
Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture (CRICOS Code 087884F)
Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (CRICOS Code 087886D)
Bachelor of Wildlife Science (CRICOS Code 087888B)
Dual program options:
The Bachelor of Equine Science may be combined with the Bachelor of Agribusiness (CRICOS Code 087883G)
The Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture may be combined with the Bachelor of Agribusiness (CRICOS Code 087885E)
The Bachelor of Veterinary Technology may be combined with the Bachelor of Agribusiness (CRICOS Code 087887C)
The Bachelor of Wildlife Science may be combined with the Bachelor of Agribusiness (CRICOS Code 087889A)