To study entomology at university you will most likely need to enrol in a Bachelor of Science, but that will depend on the institution you chose to attend. Should your chosen institution not offer enough entomology for your liking, you are able (in most cases) to take some subjects from an alternative institution as a part of your degree. Some of the entomology subjects listed are perfect for this (termed cross-institutional enrollment) as they are offered online. For more information on enrolling via cross institutional enrollment click here.
The following is a list of entomology subjects offered at the various universities throughout Australia. Contact the university of your preference to find out about studying entomology with them.
Central Queensland University
ZOOL19004 - Insect Biology
Charles Sturt University
PSC 201 - Invertebrate Pests (Available Online)
PSC 690 - Integrated Pest Management
Contact Dr Paul Weston for more information about entomology at CSU
James Cook University
BZ 3745 - Tropical Entomology (even years)
TM 5518 - Medical Entomology
Contact Prof Scott Ritchie for more information about entomology at JCU
La Trobe University
AGR3PPD - Plant Pests and Diseases
The Australian National University
BIOL3115 - Entomology
The University of Adelaide
ENV BIOL 3011 Evolution and Diversity of Insects
ENV BIOL3024 - Insect Identification and Taxonomy III (Available Online)
PLANT SC 3131WT - Integrated Pest Management
Contact Dr John Jennings for more information about entomology at The University of Adelaide.
The University of New England
ZOOL220 - Entomology (Available Online)
ZOOL 328 - Insect-Plant Interactions Semester 2 (Available Online)
Contact Dr Nigel Andrew for more information about entomology at UNE.
The University of Queensland
Entomology subjects can be studied within a Zoology Major of the Bachelor of Science program.
BIOL 2205 - Insect Science Semester 2 (Available Online)
BIOL 3238 - Insect Structure, Function and Physiology Semester 1 (Available Online)
BIOL 3009 - Arthropods and Human Health Semester 1
BIOL 3208 - Applied Insect Biology Semester 2
BIOL 3239 - Brain to Behaviour: Invertebrate neuroethology Semester 2
BIOL 3240 - Introduction to Research in Biology (entomology topic) Semester 1/Semester 2
BIOL 3232 - Insect Identification and Taxonomy Summer Semester (Available Online)
Contact Dr David Merritt for more information about entomology at UQ.
The University of Sydney
ENTO2001 - Introductory Entomology
ENTO4003 - Integrated Pest Management
ENTO 4004 - Insect Taxonomy and Systematic
AFNR5307 - Crop Protection
Contact Dr Sarah Mansfield for more information about entomology at USyd.
The University of Tasmania
KLA255 - Lower Life Forms: Insects and Plant Diseases
KLA314 - Insect Ecology and Behaviour
KLA311 - Crop Protection
Contact Assoc Prof Geoff Allen for more information about entomology at UTas.
The University of Western Australia
FNSC5615 - Death Investigations - Forensic entomology Semester 1
AGRI4406 - Integrated Pest Management Semester 2
Contact Assoc Prof Christian Nansen for more information about entomology at UWA.
The University of Western Sydney
300918 - Invertebrate Biology
300921 - Plant Health and Biosecurity
HOW TO ENROL IN AN ENTOMOLOGY SUBJECT AT ANOTHER UNIVERSITY (NOT YOUR OWN)
If you want to enrol in a subject that is not offered by your home institution, you will need to enrol via cross-institutional enrollment:
- Present the information about the subject(s) to the Faculty Office/Head of Program at your own institution and request permission to have your enrollment in ECA subjects count towards your degree.
- Complete the forms/process required to enable your institution to recognise your cross-institutional enrolment.
- Contact the institution(s) offering the ECA subject(s) you are interested in, tell them about your intention to take the ECA subject via cross-institutional enrollment and enrol as per their requirements.
HOW TO ENROL IN AN ENTOMOLOGY SUBJECT FOR PERSONAL/ PROFESSIONAL INTEREST
If you want to complete an entomology subject on its own for professional development or personal interest and not as part of a degree, then you can enrol as a non-award enrollment.
- Contact the institution(s) offering the subject(s) you are interested in, tell them about your intention to take the subject as a non-award student and enrol as per their requirements.