Bachelors of Agribusiness / Equine Science
- Join one of Australia's leading agribusiness programs and learn from internationally respected business experts.
- Enhance your studies with practical experiences including case studies, research projects and agribusiness site visits.
- Acquire all the career skills you need from UQ's internationally regarded equine academic staff.
- Access an extensive range of facilities at our Gatton campus, including breeding and horse-handling facilities, day yards and stabling amenities.
How you'll learn
Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Overseas study
- Research experience
- Laboratory work
What you'll study
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Agribusiness analyst
- Export trader
- Farm management consultant
- Commercial manager, grain and commodities
- Farm operations manager
- Equine welfare officer
- Bloodstock agency representative
- Equine health marketing manager
- Animal nutrition and health specialist
Next steps after graduation
The equine sector is growing fast on a global scale, while the $5 trillion agribusiness industry is one of Australia’s most important employment and production fields.
Your scientific knowledge and marketing and management skills will equip you for a career in both the equine and agribusiness sectors.
Expect to find employment in organisations such as:
- equine enterprises
- agribusiness firms servicing the equine industry
- animal nutrition and animal health companies
- bloodstock agencies
- equine industry organisations and educational institutions
- equine media organisations
- policy development and analysis in agricultural and regional agencies
- preconditioning and training businesses
- racing and competition stables
- sales and marketing companies
- statutory bodies administering racing and trotting.
Alternatively, choose to further your research ambitions and enrol in postgraduate study to develop your research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank||IB|
These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2021. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.
Have an OP from the last 2 years? See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.
English language requirements
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.
Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.
BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.
OET is not accepted.
There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.
Need help meeting the entry requirements?
We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.
If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.
Additional application information
Additional application information
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Agribusiness / Equine Science are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Entry score range
This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Agribusiness/BEquineScience for Semester 1, 2021
|Without adjustments||With adjustments|
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2021:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
Domestic places in the Bachelors of Agribusiness / Equine Science are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program.
If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is:
- To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.
Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.
We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.
A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.
If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.