Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Equine Science.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017

12/74

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

787109 - B Equine Science
787109 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and either Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 5460 1276 or 1800 642 093 (Freecall)

Web: http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Science

Location

Gatton

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Equine Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and either Mathematics A or Mathematics B. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 087882G

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.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.science.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Equine Science?

In this program you will study the nutrition, reproduction, exercise physiology, health and rehabilitation, welfare and behaviour of horses. This scientific knowledge is then applied to an industry setting to improve the management, performance and welfare of leisure horses and equine athletes. The study of Equine Science will give you exposure to the scientific and practical aspects of the horse industry and related social and community issues.

As you progress through the program, you can choose from a range of electives, including agribusiness, biosecurity, pasture and production courses. You will have access to UQ's world class Equine Precinct, including equitation arenas, breeding and horse-handling facilities, day yards and stabling amenities.

What you can study

The first year of the program focuses on the underpinning knowledge for the Animal Sciences and providing an introduction to Equine Science.

The second year builds on the foundation courses and develops knowledge and skills in Equine Science with courses that investigate the relationship between the horse and humans; horse behaviour and its relationship with handling and training; horse welfare; and reproduction in the horse and its application to the equine breeding industry. Knowledge of the sciences relating to nutrition, microbiology and health are also introduced.

In the third year of the program you will integrate the knowledge acquired in the earlier years and apply this knowledge to equine exercise, rehabilitation, nutrition and health. Other aspects of the Animal Sciences such as animal genetics are also covered. Students can undertake electives such as taking an equine focused tour as part of the Short International Experience. Hands-on training is also available by including a vocational program with your studies or taking part in extended industry placements.

For more information on what you can study, please visit the Bachelor of Equine Science Study Planner.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Equine Science.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Equine Science

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017
12/74

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
787109 - B Equine Science

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and either Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and either Mathematics A or Mathematics B. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Additional application requirements

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.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 087882G

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.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Equine Science

To complete the Bachelor of Equine Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student must complete #48 in total, comprising:

  • #32 from part A; and
  • #16 from part B.
No more than #24 of level 1 courses can be included in the program.

Refer to BEqSc rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Equine Science.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Equine Science