Bachelor of Zoology
Why study the Bachelor of Zoology at UNE?
Zoology is the science of studying and understanding animals living on land, in freshwater or in the sea. It is the branch of biology that covers behaviour, classification, evolution, conservation, distribution, ecology and natural history, but also includes biochemistry and physiology, palaeontology, molecular biology and genetics, and the structure and function of animals.
Zoology students are able to undertake studies in a range of zoological disciplines including:
* animal behaviour
* animal ecology
* environmental and comparative physiology
* freshwater ecology
This degree will focus on a wide range of issues dealing with the biology of animals. It will include material on the internal functioning of animals (physiology) and the role of animals in their environment (ecology).
A fourth Honours year is available to students with an above average academic record. Study is undertaken in one of the disciplines chosen for specialisation leading to the award of Bachelor of Science with Honours. BSc(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply to enrol for a research Master degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Zoologists are employed by research institutions, CSIRO, local state and federal government agencies, museums, national parks, marine parks, zoological gardens, Antarctic research stations, and as teachers in primary and secondary school among others. Zoologists also are also employed in media organisations (radio, television, social media and print), consultancy firms, aquaculture and biotechnology and animal breeding businesses.
3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR / OP
72.55 / 12
2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus
|Fees||CSP / International|
|Total Credit Points||144|
Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
Assumed knowledge is any two units of Mathematics or Mathematics Extension.
Recommended studies: Biology and/or Chemistry.
For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry and Mathematics.
|Practical, Clinical or Work Experience||
WORK300 can be included as a unit if the student is able to line up an appropriate work place (e.g. UNE Zoology Museum, Australian Museum, CSIRO, Birds Australia, Taronga Zoo) and a program that does not conflict with their studies.
The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
Cardinal (BCC 186)
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Admission to Candidature
A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
Students must meet the Inherent Requirements in order to complete this course.
Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level, at least 36 credit points at 300-level and not more than 12 credit points at 400-level.
Program of Study
Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:
|Core Units||84 cps|
|Listed Units||30 cps|
|Elective Units||30 cps|
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Zoology.
Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Science on completion of 48 credit points.
Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies must apply for readmission and will be subject to current course requirements of the Bachelor of Zoology. This may mean that students may not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.
The aim of this course is to teach students about all aspects of the biology of animals - including structure, function, anatomy, physiology, ecology, behaviour and evolution.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Graduates will understand how zoology as a scientific field has advanced our understanding of many different groups of animals. They will obtain specialised knowledge in the ecology, evolutionary biology, and functional anatomy of different major groups of animals.
Graduates will be able to communicate scientific results, information or arguments, to a range of audiences and for a range of purposes.
Graduates will be able to investigate and solve problems relating to research on animals using the scientific method and the appropriate practical techniques and tools. They will do so by formulating hypotheses, collecting valid and reliable data and incorporating quantitative evidence into arguments.
Graduates will be able to communicate scientific results, information or arguments relating to the animals, to a range of audiences and for a range of purposes. They will also be able to synthesise and evaluate information from a range of sources, using a range of technologies.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
Graduates will be able to take social responsibility by recognising the relevant ethical frameworks within which scientific research on animals is practiced and show a capacity for working responsibly and safely in both individual and team environments.
Graduates will be able to take personal responsibility for lifelong learning by demonstrating a capacity for self-directed learning. Throughout the degree, students will learn critical thinking and analytical skills which will continue to be useful in their future careers.
Independence and Collaboration
Graduates will have an awareness of the need to function effectively as members or leaders of a collaborative scientific or multidisciplinary teams.