La Trobe University

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Work with animals for a living. Working with domestic and wild animals requires more than just passion - it demands scientific knowledge and practical expertise. Choose a degree that gives you both, preparing you for a diverse range of careers in the animal industries. With La Trobe's Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences, you can turn your love of animals into a fulfilling career. Study the basics of animal science, including breeding, nutrition and animal welfare. You'll also delve into global issues such as food security, epidemics and pandemics, and the environmental impacts of animal agriculture. In later years you'll explore animal psychology, biochemistry and immunology. Theory is vital, but we know you can only learn so much in the classroom.

Structure

  • To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences, students must complete 360 credit points as follows: Bachelor of Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences (SBAVB &amp
  • SBAVW): 240 core credit-points 120 elective credit points Bachelor of Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences (SBANS) - Phasing Out: 95 core credit-points 30 or 45 core-choice credit points (depending on core-choice subjects chosen) 105 or 120 elective credit points (depending on core-choice subjects chosen)

Subjects

  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Animal and Plant Life
  • Chemistry 1a
  • Chemistry 1b
  • Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
  • Infections, Pandemics and Epidemics
  • Introduction to Animal and Agricultural Sciences
  • Making Sense of Data
  • Molecules, Genes and Cells
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (20) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - UAC prerequisite: Year 12 subject prerequisite - One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • International: IELTS - (6.0 < 6.0) (UG standard/minimum) - 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses

Recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences may apply for membership with Ag Institute Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study pathways

This is a pathway for graduate entry veterinary science courses.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Albury-Wodonga International: $117,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $117,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Albury-Wodonga, Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

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