Taronga Wildlife Conservation

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

TARONGA WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

Taronga Wildlife Conservation stream

The Taronga Wildlife Conservation stream is 108 credit points, consisting of:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level stream core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level stream core units
(iii) A 96 credit point program in Taronga Wildlife Conservation

Taronga Wildlife Conservation program

This program is only available to students enrolled in Taronga Wildlife Conservation stream.
A program in Taronga Wildlife Conservation requires 96 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level program core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level program core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 4000-level program core units
(iv) 24 credits points of 4000-level project units or 24 credit points of Honours units
(v) 48 credit point Wildlife Conservation major

Wildlife Conservation major

This major is only available to students enrolled in Taronga Wildlife Conservation Stream
A major in Wildlife Conservation requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii)18 credit points of 3000-level major core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units

Wildlife Conservation minor

A minor in Wildlife Conservation requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000 level core units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Stream core
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    N ENVX1001 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or MATH1115 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or BUSS1020 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010


Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, and Food and Agribusiness, and Taronga Wildlife Conservation streams
Semester 1
Program core
AVBS1003
Animals and Us
6   

Lectures and practicals for this unit of study take place on the University of Sydney Camperdown campus as well as at Taronga Zoo in the Institute of Science and Learning.
Semester 1
Core
BIOL1006
Life and Evolution
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1996
Semester 1
BIOL1906
Life and Evolution (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent.
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1996

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1996
Life and Evolution (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Intensive February
Semester 2
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Stream core
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P [6cp from (ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015 or DATA1001 or DATA1901)] OR [3cp from (MATH1XX1 or MATH1906 or MATH1XX3 or MATH1907) and an additional 3cp from (MATH1XX5)]
Semester 1
Program core
BIOL2032
Australian Wildlife Biology
6    N ANSC2005
Semester 2
Core
BIOL2022
Biology Experimental Design and Analysis
6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
P 6cp from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or MATH1XX5)
N BIOL2922 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906
Semester 2
BIOL2024
Ecology and Conservation
6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
N BIOL2924
Semester 2
BIOL2924
Ecology and Conservation (Advanced)
6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
P An annual average mark of at least 70 in the previous year
N BIOL2024
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Major core
AVBS3004
Wildlife Conservation
6    P 12 credit points from (AVBS2XXX or BIOL2XXX or GEGE2X01 or QBIO2XXX)
N AVBS3003 or AVBS4003
Semester 1
BIOL3007
Ecology
6    P [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp of BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002 or AVBS2XXX or ENSC2001)]
N BIOL3907
Semester 2
BIOL3907
Ecology (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 or above in [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp of BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002 or AVBS2XXX or ENSC2001)]
N BIOL3007
Semester 2
WILD3001
Taronga Project
6    P 12 credit points from (BIOL2X22 or BIOL2X24 or BIOL2032 or ENVX2001 or GEGE2X01)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taught at Taronga Zoo, Mosman.
Semester 1
Interdisciplinary project
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P 96 credit points
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
WILD3888
Taronga Interdisciplinary Project
6    P ENVX2001 and BIOL2032 and 12 credit points from (BIOL2X22 or BIOL2X24 or GEGE2X01)]

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will be taught at Taronga Zoo, Mosman.
Semester 2
Minor Core
AVBS3004
Wildlife Conservation
6    P 12 credit points from (AVBS2XXX or BIOL2XXX or GEGE2X01 or QBIO2XXX)
N AVBS3003 or AVBS4003
Semester 1
BIOL3007
Ecology
6    P [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp of BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002 or AVBS2XXX or ENSC2001)]
N BIOL3907
Semester 2
BIOL3907
Ecology (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 or above in [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp of BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002 or AVBS2XXX or ENSC2001)]
N BIOL3007
Semester 2

4000-level units of study

Program core
WILD4001
Wildlife Management
6    P 144 credit points of units including WILD3001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is taught 50:50 by USYD and Taronga. Approx 1 week's worth of content will be held at Camperdown Campus (over a two week period), and one week's intensive at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Students will also be required to participate in a 1 day Animal Ethics course.
Intensive February
WILD4002
Wildlife Health and Welfare
6    P 144 credit points of units including WILD3001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This UoS will be co-taught 50:50 by USYD and Taronga. Lectures and pracs will be undertaken at USYD Camperdown and Camden campuses as well at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Intensive July
Program project
WILD4003
Taronga Conservation Project: Applied Biology
12    P 144 credit points of units including WILD3001


Students undertaking the BSc/BAdvStudies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation) degree must take both of these advanced coursework project units unless they are undertaking Honours Research.
Semester 1
WILD4004
Taronga Conservation Project: Human Dimensions
12    P 144 credit points of units including WILD3001


Students undertaking the BSc/BAdvStudies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation) degree must take both of these advanced coursework project units unless they are undertaking Honours Research.
Semester 2
Honours
WILD4103
Taronga Conservation Honours Project A
6    N WILD4003 or WILD4004
Semester 1
Semester 2
WILD4104
Taronga Conservation Honours Project B
6    C WILD4103
N WILD4003 or WILD4004
Semester 1
Semester 2
WILD4105
Taronga Conservation Honours Project C
6    C WILD4104
N WILD4003 or WILD4004
Semester 1
Semester 2
WILD4106
Taronga Conservation Honours Project D
6    C WILD4105 and SCIE4999
N WILD4003 or WILD4004
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCIE4999
Final Honours Mark
     Semester 1
Semester 2