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Bachelors of Agribusiness / Equine Science


Develop practical business and science skills that will prepare you for a career as a leader in the global horse industry and agribusiness with this dual program.

This four-year dual degree will introduce you to the commercial world behind agriculture, and allow you to combine practical business skills with your interests in equine science and horses in general.

Under the Equine Science program, you'll gain exposure to the scientific and practical aspects of the horse industry. You'll study nutrition, breeding, exercise physiology, health and rehabilitation, welfare and behaviour, and the interaction between horse and rider.

Under the Agribusiness program, you'll develop skills in marketing, finance and managing people and technology along the agri-food value chain. You'll study accounting, economics and market research in an agribusiness context, preparing you for business management positions.

You'll have access to practical study experiences to further develop your knowledge and industry connections. These include industry placements with agribusiness enterprises and work with horses from the UQ Australian Stock Horse stud. You’ll also participate in laboratory and field-based activities, and have the chance to study internationally.

You'll graduate with all the skills needed to enjoy a career involving horses, agribusiness and related industries.

Gatton, St Lucia
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
Level 7
Gatton, St Lucia
A$43504 (indicative per year)
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • 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.

44 in the world for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

25 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

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
  • Equine reproduction veterinarian
  • Bloodstock agency representative
  • Equine health marketing manager
  • Animal nutrition and health specialist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


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 requirements


Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).


Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

Entry score threshold


These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

ATAR scores: See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our ATAR guarantee threshold (PDF, 208.58 KB) you could be guaranteed an offer for your preferred program.

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.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

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.

Learn about pathway options

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, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest4 / 941 / 99
Median7 / 877 / 87
Lowest10 / 7910 / 79

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study


(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study


(C) Work and life experience

(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor

International students




"<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.

Student visas

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.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Agribusiness / Equine Science for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Agribusiness / Equine Science for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees



How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

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

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

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Agribusiness / Equine Science is 766101.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Agribusiness / Equine Science is 2389.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago 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

Important dates

Admissions schemes

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.

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Pathway options

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.

Learn more about pathway 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.

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