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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

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.

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.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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