Bachelor of Biosecurity Science at Box Hill Institute, Australia

The Bachelor of Biosecurity Science program will help you integrate your interests in science, agriculture, animals, and plants into a rewarding and practical career. This degree and its companion Undergraduate Certificate in Biosecurity Science are the only undergraduate biosecurity-related courses offered in Australia.

Description


The Bachelor of Biosecurity Science program will help you integrate your interests in science, agriculture, animals, and plants into a rewarding and practical career. This degree and its companion Undergraduate Certificate in Biosecurity Science are the only undergraduate biosecurity-related courses offered in Australia.


You will acquire the abilities required to:

  • To protect our crops, animals, and fields from pests and disease.

  • Help to prevent weed and wild animal infestations

  • Protect the community and the people from zoonotic illnesses


We provide the Bachelor of Biosecurity Science in association with our Biosecurity Center of Excellence.


In addition to developing your practical abilities and expertise in the areas of plant and animal sciences, you should also broaden your understanding of the science and policy controlling biosecurity. Establish a foundation in biology, microbiology, chemistry, and research methods for your future studies. 

What you will study

Program Structure

In three years, you can get a bachelor's degree in biosecurity science. All lectures and practical exercises must be attended. You are encouraged to take part in the optional tutorials. Field trips are included as one of the assessable assignments in various units.


Also, most subjects are scheduled for 4-6 hours of contact per week (including practicals). For each subject, you should allot 12 hours each week, including time for individual study. Full-time students should plan to put in a total of 48 hours of work each week for the duration of the course.


Besides that, you need to pass all 23 unit courses, together with a 7-week Biosecurity Industry Project in your final year, in order to graduate.


Often, there are fewer than 16 people in a class.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the course successfully will be knowledgeable and capable of:


  • Carry out some research on biosecurity information and resources on the internet.


  • Biosecurity information is talked about and shown orally, visually, and in writing.


  • Recognize the biological traits that make wild animals, plants, parasites, and dangerous microbes a threat to biosecurity.


  • Understanding the guiding concepts of biosecurity and being able to comprehend and use the regulatory frameworks used to regulate it.


  • Evaluate closely the scientific evidence that underpins our understanding of the emergence of new biosecurity hazards.

Career Opportunities

Taking this biosecurity science course could have an impact on your future job prospects as a biosecurity-trained entry-level employee in areas where biosecurity is a concern, such as compliance, auditing, policy formulation, data management, investigation, training, and surveillance monitoring. 


Numerous industries provide positions with titles like "biosecurity officer," "biosecurity compliance regulatory officer," "biosecurity policy officer," and "project support officer." 


With a deep understanding of local, regional, and international best practices, they might also be able to land jobs in domains that are crucial to biosecurity.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates with vocational education and training (VET) study have completed a VET programme in its entirety or in part since secondary school. This includes those with a 10th or 12th grade diploma and TAFE or VET education.


  • Candidates with job and life experience have completed secondary school more than two years ago and not pursued VET or higher education.


  • Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is based on completion of Year 12 within the last three years (this includes Australian or international equivalent).

English Language Requirements

  • a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (Academic), with no band lower than 5.5, or an equivalent substitute

Tuition fee

  • Total Course Estimate - $54,987

  • Payable Estimate (at commencement) - $17,673

$20,544 per year
  • Level
    Bachelor
  • Delivery
    Online and On Campus
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Application Fee
    $50
  • Intake
    February
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL IBT, PTE
  • Scholarship
    $15,000 per year