Transform your passion for horses into a career with a program focussed on strategies to improve their management, performance and welfare across the global equine industry.
Build a strong understanding of horse and animal biology, structure and function in the Bachelor of Equine Science program.
You'll specialise in agricultural biochemistry, microbiology and its relationship to health and disease, horse behaviour, physiology, biomechanics, breeding, nutritional physiology and diet.
Choose from a range of electives, including agribusiness, biosecurity, pasture and production courses. Throughout the program, you'll work extensively with horses from the UQ Australian Stock Horse stud, alongside UQ’s expert instructors and lecturers.
At graduation, you'll have the scientific knowledge and practical skills required for careers in all aspects of the equine industry.
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
Equine welfare officer
Bloodstock agency representative
Equine health marketing manager
Equine industry development officer
Animal nutrition and health specialist
Racing and competition stables manager
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).
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. BEP - 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.
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The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus