Program requirements

The program requirements (course list and program rules(PDF, 131KB)) set out the courses and rules you must follow to successfully complete this program.

You must also comply with UQ’s University Policies and Procedures.

Immunisation

There are mandatory immunisation requirements (PDF, 596 KB) for this program.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Core - all students must complete this course
  • Elective - required for the program, chosen from specific selection of courses

Year 1

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 10 units
AGRC1021 Biological Concepts & Plant Science AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
  ANIM1006 Fundamentals of Equine Science
  ANIM1020 Applied Animal Biology
  CHEM1004 Chemistry
Elective courses - choose 6 units

6 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to 'Electives' section for course selection.

Elective courses only available in Semester 1.

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 12 units
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistrys AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology
ANIM2024 Equine Behaviour & Performance ANIM2021 Animal Environmental Physiology
ANIM2057 Applied Animal Physiology ANIM2039 Equine Breeding & Stud Management
Elective courses - complete 4 units

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to 'Electives' section for course selection.

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to 'Electives' section for course selection.

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Core courses - complete 10 units
ANIM3046 Animal Breeding & Genetics AGRC3006 Pasture Science & Management
ANIM3039 Equine Exercise & Rehabilitation ANIM3006 Animal Health & Epidemiology
  ANIM3030 Equine Nutrition & Health
Elective courses - choose 6 units

4 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to 'Electives' section for course selection.

2 units program elective or general elective 

Refer to 'Electives' section for course selection.

Program Elective Courses

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 1 elective courses
ANIM1014 Animal Behaviour, Handling & Wellbeing

Elective courses available in Semester 1 only.

Refer to General Electives for other course options.

Level 2 elective courses

Elective courses available in Semester 2 only. 

Refer to General Electives for other course options.

ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition & Technology
Level 3 elective courses
ANIM3019 Animal Reproduction

AGRC3018 Sustainable Agricultural & Animal Systems

ANIM31251 Ruminant Production Systems

  1. ANIM3125 is replacing ANIM2054.

General Elective Courses

Students may complete courses from any part of the BEqSc course list, the Bachelor of AgribusinessBachelor of Agricultural ScienceBachelor of Veterinary TechnologyBachelor of Wildlife Science or other course lists.

Students completing the Bachelor of Equine Science externally must enrol part-time, due to residential school requirements.

Residential schools run in each mid-semester break.

Year 1

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 6 units
AGRC1021 Biological Concepts & Plant Science ANIM1006 Fundamentals of Equine Science
  ANIM1020 Applied Animal Biology
Elective courses - complete 2 units
2 units program elective or general elective  Students should only complete the 4 units of compulsory core courses in Semester 2.

Year 2

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 4 units
Students should only complete the 4 units of elective courses in Semester 1. AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics
  CHEM1004 Chemistry
Elective courses - complete 4 units
4 units program elective or general elective  Students should only complete the 4 units of compulsory core courses in Semester 2.

Year 3

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 8 units
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry ANIM2039 Equine Breeding & Stud Management
ANIM2057 Applied Animal Physiology

AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology

Year 4

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 4 units
ANIM2024 Equine Behaviour & Performance ANIM2021 Animal Environmental Physiology
Elective courses - complete 4 units
2 units program elective or general elective  2 units program elective or general elective 

Year 5

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 8 units
ANIM3039 Equine Exercise & Rehabilitation AGRC3006 Pasture Science
ANIM3046 Animal Breeding & Genetics ANIM3006 Animal Health & Epidemiology

Year 6

Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory core courses - complete 2 units
Students should only complete the 4 units of elective courses in Semester 1. ANIM3030 Equine Nutrition & Health
Elective courses - complete 6 units
4 units program elective or general elective  2 units program elective or general elective