Ever Considered a Bachelor of Biosecurity Science?

Bachelor of Biosecurity Science at Box Hill Institute

This course is designed for people looking to protect Australia and its environment from the threat of invasive animals, plants, pests and disease. Developed with industry and government input, this is the only dedicated undergraduate biosecurity science degree in Australia. Graduates from this course will find work in agriculture, nurseries and wineries and the national Post-Entry Quarantine facility.

The Details

Combine your interests in Agriculture, Animals and Plants with Science in a rewarding and practical career in Biosecurity.

Become equipped with the knowledge to:

  • Protect our farms, livestock and crops from pests and disease
  • Help prevent the incursion of weeds and feral animal natural environment
  • Protect people and the community from zoonotic diseases

This course will develop your skills and practical knowledge in the plant and animal sciences in combination with an understanding of the science and regulation of biosecurity.

The Bachelor of Biosecurity Science is the only dedicated undergraduate biosecurity course offered in Australia and is run in association with Box Hill Institute’s Biosecurity Centre of Excellence.

You will commence your studies with foundation studies in biology, microbiology, chemistry and research methods. Specialised subjects included:

Plants & Animals

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Plant and Animal Production
  • Animal Health and Diseases
  • Plant Pests and Diseases
  • Epidemiology


  • Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Risk Management
  • Legislation, Regulation and Policy
  • Compliance and Enforcement

Final Year Industry Project

  • Biosecurity Industry Project – a two-month industry placement to evaluate and report on biosecurity practice

Get more information here

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