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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation Biology)

Course code: #742

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation Biology)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $31,728 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    003283D

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 24-December-2021 2021-12-24
Spring-July 27-June-2022 2022-06-27
Fall-February 24-December-2022 2022-12-24
Spring-July 27-June-2023 2023-06-27

Overview

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation Biology)

Ecology is the study of interactions among organisms and their environment, and conservation biology applies an understanding of these interactions for managing and protecting species and ecosystems. 

Ecologists and conservation biologists are broadly-trained, using the latest scientific knowledge, tools and techniques in both laboratory and outdoor settings to develop solutions across the areas of: 

Biodiversity, conservation, ecology, evolution, genetics, marine biology, medical research, and molecular biology. 

Evolution underpins biological science and can be used to predict phenomena, such as understanding the emergence of antibiotic-resistant organisms, and the ways in which different species might respond to global warming. 

Ecologists and conservation biologists work across all scales of biology, from molecules within organisms to populations of organisms and the ecosystems they form.

The Bachelor of Science is a flexible three year degree which allows you to choose from a variety of majors. In addition to these majors, opportunities exist for you to select additional minors to explore other areas of study.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Science major in Ecology and Conservation Biology incorporates field and laboratory studies at all levels, providing extensive opportunities for hands-on learning both within UOW’s modern laboratories, and in the superb marine, freshwater, terrestrial and urban environments of the South Coast and inland regions. 

The specialist conservation biology training, combined with a broad background in biology, ecology and evolution will give you the knowledge and skills sought in a wide range of government and industry organizations that conduct or facilitate research or use research as a basis for advising on policy, both in Australia and internationally.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$44,728

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,344
Accommodation 1 bed room $13,000
Tuition 1 person $31,728

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • Work Experience Documents (If applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

80
17
listening
18
writing
17
speaking
18
reading

PTE

54
47
listening
54
writing
47
speaking
54
reading

Cambridge

169
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Alternative English Tests

Due to the current impacts of COVID-19 on in-person testing centres, UOW is accepting Alternative English tests for 2022 intakes.
The requirements for accepting these tests are:

  1. If standard testing is available in your country, you must use one of these tests
  2. If the standard tests are not available (or only partially available) in your country due to COVID-19 restrictions, UOW will accept
    1. Online IELTS Indicator or
    2. Online TOEFL IBT at Home
    3. PTE Academic Online

If you do not already meet the English requirements for your chosen course, you can complete an English course at UOW College Australia. UOW also recognises English language courses offered by some other colleges in Sydney.

A guide to the length of English course you may need to study is provided below. Please note that this table should only be considered a guide. Lower scores in Writing may mean that you'll need to study English for longer.

Score at time of applicationEstimated time required to reach IELTS entry score (weeks)
IELTSTOEFL5.05.56.06.57.0
6.586    12
6.070  6*1218
5.554 6#121824
5.040 12182430
4.5 1218243036
4.0 1824303642
3.5 2430364248
3.0 3036424848+

* for students with 6.0 overall, but 5.5 in either reading or writing
# for students with 5.5 overall, but less than 5.0 in reading or writing 


Academic background and requirement

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. 

This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Entry requirements for some countries:

China:

  • Gao Kao : 60%
  • Senior High School Year 3 : 80%

India:

  • ICSE, CBSE & specified states : 65%
  • Other State Boards: 70%

Iran:

  • Pre-University Certificate: 14

Academic Pathways:

Foundation Studies is a university preparation course specifically designed for international students who have not completed secondary schooling, or who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor degree. 

The course involves a stream of subjects relevant to your chosen UOW degree. When you enrol in the program, you will be allocated to a relevant stream of study. 

You will develop study skills and habits, including time management, essay writing, group work and presentation skills; and become familiar with the academic standards and expectations at university. 

Successful completion of Foundation Studies provides guaranteed entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees.  

Note: To participate in “Foundation Studies” you should apply via UOW College separately.

Career opportunities

  • Wildlife Technician
  • Conservation or Wildlife Biologist
  • Conservation Specialist
  • Wildlife Researcher
  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Wildlife Educator
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Research Scientists and Research Assistants
  • Park Naturalist
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Natural Resource Manager

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