Learn how to meet the increasing demand for wholesome and safe food produced from companies with humane and sustainable production practices.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In this course you’ll learn how to meet the increasing demand for wholesome and safe food produced from companies with humane and sustainable production practices.
You’ll learn about exciting developments in animal management, disease control, improved welfare and new molecular technologies. You’ll explore how new DNA technologies are transforming our traditional food and fibre production systems and get an in-depth understanding of animal production.
Murdoch University is the only city-based university in Australia with an animal production property. This means you’ll have easy access to animals for your practical sessions.
As part of your degree, you’ll take on a total of eight weeks industry experience across three or more industries. You’ll tour WA’s South Western Region for a week during your third year and have the opportunity to travel to the eastern states of Australia to compete at the Intercollegiate Meat Judging program and/or at the National Merino Challenge.
You can combine this course with other majors to expand your career prospects even further. Adding a Crop and Pasture Science major will expand your knowledge in the fields of animal production and crops and pastures, creating a well-rounded agriculture degree.
If you’d like to study Animal Science as a pathway to apply to study Veterinary Science, we recommend studying a double major which combines this course with Animal Health.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Animal Science
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
Entry requirements for
Internet access; on-campus attendance for laboratory sessions.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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