Interactions between people and animals are increasing due to our reliance on animals for companionship and food production. This major will enable you to develop a deep understanding of these issues, through studies of animal behaviour, animal health and welfare, animal nutrition, animal production, animal reproduction, and human-animal interactions.
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Advanced Science at Western
You will have access to diverse on-campus animal facilities including reptiles, native mammals, sheep, cattle and deer and off-campus organisations such as wildlife parks, zoos and farms. The Bachelor of Advanced Science allows interaction with the high quality research and entrepreneurial expertise at Western Sydney University through learning experiences only available to those who are enrolled in this degree.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Science.
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At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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As an advanced animal science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities including roles in:
- Industry and government
- Product development
- Technical management
- Secondary teaching (with further study)
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.
Animal journalists research, create and produce articles related to the animal world.
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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.