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Bachelor of  Equine Science

Program code: 2385
QTAC code: 787109
CRICOS code: 087882G

Location

Gatton

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Turn your passion for horses into a career managing their performance and welfare across the growing global equine industry.

  • This three-year program is dedicated to the study of equine welfare, behaviour, nutrition, reproduction, health, rehabilitation, exercise, and physiology.
  • Learn the scientific and practical aspects of the horse industry and related social and community issues, including general animal science and specialised equine courses.
  • Study in specialised facilities in the Equine Units at the Gatton Campus, which includes performance testing facilities, a reproduction laboratory, teasing lanes, and equestrian training arenas.
  • Graduate with the knowledge and skills to improve equine management, performance, and welfare across industries including racehorses, work horses, and recreational and performance horses.

Prepare for a career working with horses to improve their training, welfare, performance and management.

  • Campus Life

    Hands-on experience

    Hands-on experience

    During your studies you’ll work with horses from the UQ Australian Stock Horse stud and learn from expert instructors and lecturers. You'll participate in laboratory and field-based activities and contribute to the management and upkeep of the Equine Unit.

  • Campus Life

    Specialist facilities

    Specialist facilities

    Along with a $1.5 million Equine Unit, Gatton campus is also home to the Equine Specialist Hospital, which provides a range of services including emergency treatment, diagnostic imaging, and surgery.

  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    Student organisations like the UQ Equestrian Club, the UQ Equine Association, and the Gatton Students' Association provide plenty of opportunities for you to network, socialise and build relationships outside of the classroom.

  • Fast Facts

    Economic contribution

    The equine sector is a fast-growing global industry. In Australia alone, the sector contributes billions of dollars annually to the country's economy.

Career outcomes

As an equine specialist, you will establish a career in fields and industries such as:

  • equine enterprise management
  • agribusiness firms servicing the equine industry
  • animal nutrition and animal health companies
  • bloodstock agencies
  • breed societies, equestrian centres and riding schools
  • equine industry organisations and educational institutions
  • equine journalism
  • horse studs
  • preconditioning and training businesses
  • racing and competition stables
  • sales and marketing
  • statutory bodies administering racing and trotting.

Other graduates choose to further their research ambitions and enrol in an honours year to develop their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

  • Students
    "I would suggest to any students wanting a career with horses, even if you haven't had much experience previously, to take this opportunity. You will complete this degree well-prepared and comfortable with anything the equine industry can throw at you." - Jordan Watson, Bachelor of Equine Science
    Current student
  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience

    During your studies you'll be able to participate in a three-week tour of equine and production animal facilities in Kentucky and Texas, USA.

Summary

  • Program code
    2385
  • QTAC code
    787109
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    3 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 7
  • CRICOS code
    087882G

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English plus one of Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Equine Science are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Equine Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Equine Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Equine Science:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Equine Science have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Eligibility for honours is based on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules for the honours program.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,896
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Equine Science for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Equine Science depends on what type of applicant you are.

Apply now to QTAC

Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Additional application information

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, a good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a “course” we call a "program".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Equine Science is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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