Bachelor of Equine Science
The University of Queensland - Gatton

Course outline

Transform your passion into a career that improves the management, performance and welfare of horses across the global equine industry. Focus on equine welfare, behaviour, nutrition, reproduction, health, rehabilitation, exercise and physiology. Build a strong understanding of animal biology, structure and function, and chemistry. Specialise in agricultural biochemistry and its relationship to health and disease, horse behaviour, physiology, biomechanics, breeding, nutritional physiology and diet. Complement this theory with industry placements and hands-on field experiences. You’ll graduate equipped with the scientific knowledge and practical skills used in the equine industry. Access the specialist facilities within the Gatton Equine Precinct and have the opportunity to bring your horse to agist at the Gatton Campus. Use this program as a pathway for further study in a research-based honours program. For more information, visit Bachelor of Equine Science at UQ.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for The UQ and for this course, refer to The UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

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Career opportunities

You’ll be employed in managing equine enterprises, agribusiness firms servicing the equine industry, animal nutrition and animal health companies, bloodstock agencies, breed societies, equestrian centres, riding schools, equine industry organisations, equine journalism, horse studs, pre-conditioning and training businesses, racing and competition stables, sales and marketing, and statutory bodies administering racing and trotting.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$5700 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Primary industries and environment
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD