Program Overview

Care about how animals are impacted by the environment and humans, and what we can do to protect their future? Develop analytical and research skills to better understand conservation and management.

In this program you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience from your first year with fieldwork to North Stradbroke Island and your local region

  • Build your knowledge of animal conservation, biodiversity and animal behaviour

  • Work with leading researchers on field trips and in the laboratory, becoming work-ready

  • Undertake a guided research project in Animal Ecology, working as an intern animal ecologist as part of your studies, or take advantage of opportunities to travel abroad


Sunshine CoastAustralia

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 28,000


IELTS: 6.5

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Introductory courses (8) 96 units

  • ANM100 Animal Ecology Field Course

  • ANM102 Endangered Animals and their Conservation

  • ANM103 Animal Form, Function and Evolution

  • ANM104 Marine Vertebrates: Sharks, Seabirds, Fish, Turtles and Whales

  • SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

  • SCI110 Science Research Methods

  • SCI113 Discovering Science


PLUS select 1 course (12 units) from:

  • LFS100 Cell Biology

  • LFS103 Introductory Bioscience



  • ANM201 Animal Ecophysiology

  • ANM203 Statistics with Teeth: Understanding Ecological Data

  • ENS213 Invertebrate Biology and Ecology

  • ENS222 Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity and Ecology

  • ENS282 Coastal and Marine Ecology

  • ANM301 Animal Behaviour

  • ANM302 Global-Change Ecology

  • ENS316 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

  • ENS317 Coastal Conservation Planning


PLUS select 1 course (12 units) from:

  • ENS330 K'gari-Fraser Island Field Studies

  • ENS333 Special Field Studies Topic

  • SRP301 Special Research Project

  • WPL310 Workplace Learning I

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.

Some examples of upper secondary qualifications and a guide to the minimum grades that USC will consider are listed here. These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee entry. Some programs may require higher grades. Alternative qualifications may also be considered on a case by case basis.


English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)    Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest

  • TOEFL iBT               Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)


  • Collectors and curators in museums

  • Environmental educators

  • Practitioners in environmental monitoring and management

  • Rangers and managers in wildlife management and conservation organisations

  • Research assistants and managers in Government and non-governmental agencies

  • Specialist ecotourism guides

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