Learn about animals and turn your love of nature into a meaningful career. Study animals in their natural habitats to better understand how we can protect their future. The first step in a career in animal conservation. On successful completion of the Diploma in Animal Ecology, and subject to meeting all other entry criteria, you may receive up to 96 units of credit towards the Bachelor of Animal Ecology.
In this program you will:
Learn about biodiversity, conservation, human-animal interactions, and the impacts of a changing environment
Study a wide range of marine and terrestrial wildlife, including sharks, snakes, birds, turtles and whales
Develop your skills and knowledge to work in ecotourism, in entry-level roles within Government and non-government wildlife management and conservation organisations, or as an environmental educator
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Required courses (7) 84 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
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.
English Language Requirement
IELTS (Academic) Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest
TOEFL iBT Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing
Annual tuition fee ($AUD)