Program Overview

UNE's three-year Bachelor of Animal Science will equip you with a holistic understanding of general and specialist animal science fundamentals including animal nutrition, physiology, genetics and human-animal interactions, then allow you to specialise in livestock science, or animal bioscience. You'll explore your chosen major in depth with an extensive range of minors to hone your specific focus.

Our major and minor streams enable you to develop the expertise needed for careers in the animal production, breeding and genetics, health and nutrition industries; in the management and conservation of wildlife and management of feral pest species; and in research to support animal industries.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 31,600



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Core Units

72 credit points

Complete the following units:

  • Animal Function, Health and Welfare (ANPR321) – 6 credit points

  • Animals in Society (ANSC120) – 6 credit points

  • Animal Physiology (ANSC201) – 6 credit points

  • Applied Animal Nutrition (ANUT300) – 6 credit points

  • Biochemistry and Microbiology for Rural Science (BCHM240) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Biology: Cells and Life (BIOL110) – 6 credit points

  • Organisms to Ecosystems (BIOL120) – 6 credit points

  • Chemistry I (CHEM110) – 6 credit points

  • Business Statistics (QM161) – 6 credit points

  • Life on Earth (ZOOL100) – 6 credit points


Additional core units

6 credit points

Complete 6 credit points from the following units:

  • Introductory Chemistry (CHEM100) – 6 credit points

  • Chemistry II (CHEM120) – 6 credit points

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English, Chemistry, Mathematics Advanced.


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English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*

International Fees


Our strong industry connections and robust research culture mean that we understand what skills and knowledge are valued by prospective employers in the animal science sector. Depending on the specialisation focus you choose in studying for your Bachelor of Animal Science, your career could include opportunities in: 

  • animal production industries 

  • animal breeding or nutrition services 

  • national parks and wildlife services 

  • service and detector dog industries  

  • animal feed industry

  • zoos.

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