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Bachelor of Equine Science (Honours)

Overview

Kick-start your research career and open doors to postgraduate studies by undertaking an honours year in Equine Science.

The Bachelor of Equine Science (Honours) provides students with the opportunity to pursue an independent research project within the Equine Science field, further developing their knowledge and passion for the global equine industry.

You'll be supported through your research project under the supervision of one of UQ's internationally regarded equine-focussed academics, and you'll continue to enjoy access to UQ Gatton's extensive range of facilities.

You'll acquire skills in research methodologies, research communication and entrepreneurship which will enable you to continue into a research higher degree or move into a diverse range of employment within the equine industry.

Location
Gatton
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
2417
AQF
Level 8
Location
Gatton
Fees
A$45568 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
2417
CRICOS Code
092445J
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Benefit from supervision through your research from an equine-focussed academic staff member.
  • Complete an independent research project of your area of interest to extend your research skills.
  • Study over an additional year or part-time equivalent and unlock further study options.

38 in the world for veterinary science

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 2, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Research Communication
  • Entrepreneurship in Agriculture
  • Agricultural Research Methodologies
  • Honours Research Project

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:

  • Equine welfare officer
  • Bloodstock agency representative
  • Racing industry technical officer
  • Equine health marketing manager
  • Equine industry development officer
  • Animal nutrition and health specialist
  • Racing and competition stables manager
  • Equine adviser

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

compared.edu.au

Next steps after graduation

As an equine specialist, you will establish a career in fields and industries such as:

  • equine enterprise management
  • agribusiness firms servicing the equine industry
  • animal nutrition and animal health companies
  • bloodstock agencies
  • breed societies, equestrian centres and riding schools
  • equine industry organisations and educational institutions
  • equine journalism
  • horse studs
  • preconditioning and training businesses
  • racing and competition stables
  • sales and marketing
  • statutory bodies administering racing and trotting.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Equine Science (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Equine Science (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

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

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Equine Science (Honours) 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

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$3,985

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $45,568

2023

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Equine Science (Honours) 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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • 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

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

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.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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