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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This degree combines Animal Science with learning about Education where you will be required to complete four units of study in Education Studies. You will be offered a place in the Master of Teaching program on successful completion of the degree.
Fees and delivery
Fees: 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
Fees: AUD $29,040*
Delivery: On campus
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As an Animal Science graduate, you can look forward to roles in:
- Primary or secondary teacher (with further study)
- Industry and government roles
- Animal attendant
- Farm manager
- Fisheries officer
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.