Get ready to explore the increasingly complex issues surrounding animal ecosystems and the environment. Be prepared for a rewarding career in Animal Science or Environmental Management.
Note: You will be required to travel between campuses to complete this degree.
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Study Science. Major in Discovery
Study a major in Animal Science and you’ll explore animal behaviour, health and welfare, nutrition, production/reproduction, human-animal interactions, vertebrate biodiversity and wildlife science.
On the other hand, a major in Environmental Science focuses on the increasingly complex causes of today's environmental problems, including urban development, global climate change, persistent organic pollutants, decreasing biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources.
When you successfully complete the 12-month diploma from The College, you gain guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science) or Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management) at Western Sydney University.
To apply, all you need is an ATAR of 55+ and the determination to work hard. Once you’re here, our mission is to make sure you have the supportive learning environment and flexibility to transform your life. That includes smaller class sizes with greater access to one-on-one teaching and support.
At The College, we’re dedicated to your success. We know that if you’re given a supportive learning environment with a dedicated team of educators, anything is possible. Our wide range of pathway options include University Foundation Studies, Extended Diplomas and Integrated Diploma/Bachelor courses. Your success starts here.
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
This course is available to domestic students only. International students should see one of the following courses:
Fees and delivery
Diploma of Science: $9,353*
*Maximum Student Contribution for the indicated period of study based on a full-time study load with no units failed or repeated.
Bachelor of Natural Science: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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As a Natural Science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities including:
- Animal journalist
- Environmental consultant
- Wildlife ecologist
- Wildlife conservation officer
- Animal technician
- Guide / police dog handler
Animal Welfare Officer
Act as an advocate for the welfare of animals, ensuring animals are provided shelter and care and promote responsibility animal ownership.
Life Scientists examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms to better understand how living organisms function and interact with each other.
Quarantine Officers Inspect incoming animals, plants, and animal and plant products to ensure compliance with laws and regulations to prevent the spread of unwanted pests and diseases.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.