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  • Objectives
    Enables students to gain the knowledge and skills to understand why biodiversity is in decline worldwide and its significance, and offers approaches to tackle this important issue. Covers ecology, genetics, wildlife management, animal biology and ecosystem management in order to allow students to investigate, monitor and manage biodiversity.
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science (Conservation & Wildlife Biology)
  • Course description
    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    This course is a 26 unit degree (including 2 practicum units), with a 360 credit point value.

    The degree has two main components:

    1. A core program of eight units completed in the first year.

    2. A core of units specific to Conservation & Wildlife Biology

    Year One
    Unit          Description                                         Points

    Semester 1
    SCI1182    Case Studies in Science                         15
    SCI1187    Form and Function in Biology                 15
    SCC1123    Chemistry for the Life Sciences             15
    SCI1181    Managing the Environment                    15
    SCI1120    Natural Sciences Practicum 1                   0

    Semester 2
    SCI1184    Australia's Physical Environment           15
    SCI1183    Origins and Evolution of Life                  15
    SCI1186    Understanding Pollution                        15
    SCI1185    Ecology                                                  15

    * Students who have completed TEE Chemistry may select SCC1111 General Chemistry instead of SCC1123.


    Year Two
    Unit           Description                                                         Points

    Semester 1
    SCB2222    Cellular and Molecular Biology                               15
    SCB2322    Genetics and Evolution                                          15
    SCI2370    Wildlife Management                                              15
    Elective

    Semester 2
    SCB2423    Plant Diversity                                                       15
    SCB2424    Animal Diversity                                                     15
    SCI2201    Invertebrates: Conservation and Ecology              15
    ACS2122    Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment         15

    Year Three
    Unit           Description                                                          Points

    Semester 1
    SCM3201   Conservation Biology                                              15
    SCI3214    Natural Sciences Practicum 2                                    0
    SCI2102    Australian Animals                                                   15
    Elective
    Elective

    Semester 2
    SCB3201    Studies in Ecology                                                  15
    SCM3204    Ecosystem Management                                        15
    SCM2104    Geographical Information Systems                        15
    Elective

    Recommended Electives
    Unit           Description                                                         Points

    SCI3301    Catchment Health and Management                     15
    SCI2191    Bioinformatics                                                        15
    SCB3524   Comparative and Environmental Physiology         15
    SCI2101    Australian Plants                                                   15
    SCI3206    Environmental Investigation and Monitoring         15
    SCM2202   Applied Aquatic Processes                                    15
    SCI3356    Fisheries and Aquaculture                                     15
    SCM3204   Ecosystem Management                                       15

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