Undergraduate

Zoology

Zoology focuses on the diversity of animals and how they survive, thrive and persist.
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Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Zoology graduates are employed in private sector companies (such as fisheries, aquaculture, resources sector), in government departments (for example, Environment, Parks and Wildlife, State Fisheries), in public agencies (such as museums and zoos) and in environment and conservation research agencies (CSIRO), while others may join academic institutions.
Zoology graduates are employed in private sector companies (such as fisheries, aquaculture, resources sector), in government departments (for example, Environment, Parks and Wildlife, State Fisheries), in public agencies (such as museums and zoos) and in environment and conservation research agencies (CSIRO), while others may join academic institutions.

Further Study

The course for Honours in Zoology is a blend of coursework and research designed to introduce you to the world of research on animals. You’ll be equipped with the skills and flexibility of outlook needed to deal with rapidly changing technologies and to lead to habits of critical thinking, problem solving, statistical analysis and effective science communication, which would serve in any leadership role. You'll be guided through each step of your research project. The combination of formal study and practical experience offered by the course prepares you for entry into postgraduate academic research programs, and into workplaces including but not limited to environmental consultancy or local and national government research agencies. You’ll develop skills of logical and creative thinking and writing through exposure to a range of research projects via seminars, the guided formulation of a research proposal, and the iterative cycle of production–feedback–review–refinement involved in the writing of a research paper. Honours in Zoology can lead to many careers including ecologist/biologist, environmental impact assessor, scientific researcher, science education, flora or fauna officer, government policy writer and consultant, consultant for mining companies, science journalist, laboratory technician or field research officer.
The course for Honours in Zoology is a blend of coursework and research designed to introduce you to the world of research on animals. You’ll be equipped with the skills and flexibility of outlook needed to deal with rapidly changing technologies and to lead to habits of critical thinking, problem solving, statistical analysis and effective science communication, which would serve in any leadership role. You'll be guided through each step of your research project. The combination of formal study and practical experience offered by the course prepares you for entry into postgraduate academic research programs, and into workplaces including but not limited to environmental consultancy or local and national government research agencies. You’ll develop skills of logical and creative thinking and writing through exposure to a range of research projects via seminars, the guided formulation of a research proposal, and the iterative cycle of production–feedback–review–refinement involved in the writing of a research paper. Honours in Zoology can lead to many careers including ecologist/biologist, environmental impact assessor, scientific researcher, science education, flora or fauna officer, government policy writer and consultant, consultant for mining companies, science journalist, laboratory technician or field research officer.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$8,449.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$7,699.00 - $9,050.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2017
$109,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$113,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Zoology major will provide you with the opportunity to study animals and their habitats including Western Australia’s unique fauna. These habitats are diverse, and range from deserts through to temporary wetlands and rainforests. Zoologists discover the solutions to the problems presented by these habitats.

About The Course

This major will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of animal structure and function and the evolutionary processes that have engendered animal diversity.
Zoology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 15-30 hours per week
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ZOOLY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Zoology
Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 15-30 hours per week
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ZOOLY
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSCI
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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Course Structure

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