Welcome to the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Students in the School can pursue a variety of exciting disciplines that relate to the science of life on our planet, spanning the study of animals, plants, microorganisms, the environment, chemical processes and the molecular basis of health and disease - in humans, animals and plants. We offer some of the country’s most progressive courses in environmental, biological and veterinary science, and are driven to developing individuals who are interested in all components of our living world.
We are continually generating research that addresses significant issues in our local, state and regional communities, as well as being of international significance. We maintain strong relationships with government agencies, major research laboratories, industry partners and key Universities and academics throughout the world.
Our world-class facilities, including those at the State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, allow students to gain valuable practical experience in their chosen field. We have an on-site farm, and access to another 230 hectare farm that provides numerous opportunities for field work across our disciplines. For Veterinary Science students there is also a Veterinary Teaching hospital our vet hospital where you'll learn hands on skills in General Practice and Emergency areas.
Over 2,000 students are enrolled in the School's 13 undergraduate and 12 postgraduate courses, that provide pathways into areas such as health sciences, biomedical research, animal science, environmental science, chemistry, veterinary medicine and forensic biology. Click on the fields below to see what career options our course areas offer:
- Agricultural and Fisheries Sciences
Agricultural Economist / Rural Advisor; Geneticist / Breeding Consultant; Research Scientist
- Chemical and Analytical Sciences
Nanoscientist; Chemical Defence Scientist; Energy Scientist; Pharmaceutical Chemist; Astrochemist
- Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Engineering and Natural Science Manager; Conservation Scientist / Forester; Environmental Ecologist
- Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Researcher; Medical Biotechnologist; Biostatistician
- Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Surgeon; Veterinary Scientist