Animal production is concerned with the scientific and business aspects of the production of beef and dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, goats and pigs.

As an undergraduate, you'll explore the sciences that underpin animal production including animal behaviour, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, health, genetics, nutrition and reproduction.

You'll learn how to apply this knowledge and use the latest technologies and business principles to manage production animal systems to ensure economic and environmental sustainability with a focus on addressing local and global issues facing animal industries today.

Why choose animal science at UQ?

You'll work extensively in the UQ animal units and have access to modern animal facilities and laboratories. Further hands-on training includes opportunities for industry placements, overseas study and international field trips.

What our graduates say

tiffany jorgensen"I'd been offered a job even before completing my final semester. The UQ name has a strong reputation within the rural industry, which in itself stood me in a strong position when applying for positions. My initial employer had employed a number of past UQ graduates and believes they possessed the necessary skills and attributes to suit their company."

Tiffany Jorgensen, Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Production) graduate

View more student success stories on UQ's Careers that started in science website.

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