This program prepares graduates to contribute to the study, conservation and management of terrestrial or marine animals in the wild or in captivity. Study focuses on animals, their interactions with each other and environmental features and tools to manage animals to ensure sustainability. The emphasis on fieldwork means graduates can blend concepts from global literature with personal experience of diverse regional habitats and fauna. Conventional instruction is supplemented with opportunities to gain experience through the Study Overseas Program, workplace learning or research projects. For more information, visit Bachelor of Animal Ecology at USC.
The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the USC website.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for USC and for this course, refer to USC’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Private environmental consulting, wildlife management and conservation, environmental monitoring and management, research, wildlife biology, museums.
Ecological Society of Australia; Environmental Institute of Australia; Australian Mammal Society; Australian Marine Science Association; Society for Conservation Biology; Australian Wildlife Management Society; Australian Physiological Society.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time