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Equine Science (with specialisation), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Wagga, Australia| Online
Turn your love of horses into your career with the Bachelor of Equine Science (with specialisation) from Charles Sturt University – one of only two Bachelor of Equine Science degrees in Australia. This course will prepare you for a successful career in equine or animal health, welfare, breeding, training, nutrition, performance, rehabilitation, teaching, research or business.
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A business management specialisation, as well as a choice of elective subjects, will equip you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to make evidence-based decisions in equine and animal-related industries, ensuring you’ll be job-ready when you graduate.

Course highlights

Delivered by internationally recognised academics, the Bachelor of Equine Science (with specialisation) is a practical and contemporary program. A choice of electives gives you the ability to contextualise and pursue your specific interests and career aspirations.

  • Quality learning experience

    As well as acquiring a fundamental understanding and appreciation of anatomy, physiology and the basic sciences, you’ll develop skills in equine nutrition, reproduction, training and performance, health and welfare, and business. If you choose the business management specialisation, you’ll also study financial management, business law, human resources, property planning, advertising and marketing.

  • Latest facilities

    Charles Sturt University offers world-leading technology and facilities, including a high-speed treadmill and reproduction barn and laboratory. The Equine Centre has six stable blocks, covered yards and handling facilities, an indoor arena, several outdoor arenas and an undercover horse walker. If you wish to bring your horse with you, we offer stables with access to communal paddocks. You provide your own feed and bedding and care for your own horse as a boarder. Local feed suppliers will deliver to Charles Sturt University.

  • Flexibility and support

    We ensure low staff-to-student ratios, so you receive individual help and support throughout the course. You can also choose to study online to complement work and lifestyle commitments.

  • Skills development

    While there are no prerequisite subjects, studies in mathematics and chemistry at Year 12 level are preferred. Prior horse experience offers some advantages but is not essential. You do not need to be able to ride a horse to complete the degree. Instruction in riding is not offered as part of the course.

  • Honours

    If you achieve a grade point average of 5.0 or above, you‘ll be eligible to enrol in a one-year Honours program to develop the skills necessary for a career in academia, teaching and research.

Career opportunities

With a multitude of professional opportunities available across the growing equine industry, you're building a lifelong career when you study the Bachelor of Equine Science at Charles Sturt University.

  • Explore diverse roles

    You'll be prepared to positively impact the management, health, welfare, reproduction, nutrition, training and performance of horses kept in traditional and contemporary systems.

  • Generate business opportunities

    Use your business management skills to pursue employment opportunities in an animal-related business, or even start your own. With the equine sector contributing $6.4 billion to the Australian economy annually, career and business pathways will continue to develop for those best equipped to capitalise on the opportunities.

  • Utilise your transferable skills

    Take your specialised skills in equine science to a variety of industry roles, such as equine management, welfare, rehabilitation, training and performance. Put your business skills to work in roles in government, sports administration, media or teaching and coaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Animal Structure & Function
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Equine Reproduction & Breeding Management
  • Equine Locomotion
  • Equine Industry Practicum
  • Breeding Technologies
  • Horse Behaviour and Training Management
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Horse Rehabilitation
  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Animal Health
  • Equine Industry Practicum 
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Equine Health
  • Research Project/Special Topics
  • Foundations & Techniques of Biochemistry
  • Concepts of Biology
  • Equestrian Coaching
  • Animal Genetics (Internal only)
  • Extension
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Principles
  • Pastures and Rangelands

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 012005G (Wagga Wagga)

  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9148 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9148 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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