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Bachelor of Equine Science

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (24 subjects). Students will graduate from the Bachelor of Equine Science with the award BEquineSc.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Equine Science course aims to support graduates to develop substantial skills and knowledge in relation to the modern management of horses, underpinned by a strong education in science and scientific method.

CSU's Bachelor of Equine Science can be studied as a three-year full-time program on the Wagga Wagga Campus, or by distance education as a part-time, six-year program.

Students who complete the course will develop substantial skills and knowledge in relation to the modern management of horses, underpinned by a strong education in science and scientific method.

Commencing with a foundation of anatomy, physiology, chemistry and biology, the curriculum has particular strengths in the study of equine nutrition, reproduction and performance with the flexibility of electives to accommodate specific interests.

The course also has a strong emphasis on practical and life skills and is designed to prepare students for a successful career working with horses and the horse industry in business, teaching and research.

Your course is recognised by industry

Graduates are granted credit by the Equestrian Federation of Australia NCAS scheme and may obtain the NCAS Level 1 coaching award by demonstrating satisfactory riding skills and sitting the EFA practical exam.

Professionals teaching you

The same staff who teach and conduct research in the Veterinary Science degree will also be delivering the key subjects in the Equine Science degree.

Credit

Students who have studied and successfully completed subjects at other universities which are likely to be equivalent to subjects in the CSU Equine Science degree may apply for credit for those subjects when enrolling.

Credit will be granted for subjects which are equivalent in content and standard, at the discretion of the relevant Course Coordinator.

Career opportunities

Where it will take you

Graduates of CSU's Bachelor of Equine Science have forged careers in complementary therapies, equine nutrition, pharmaceuticals, research and product development, government, sports administration and promotion, coaching, journalism, teaching secondary science and TAFE, as well as the more traditional areas of horse training and breeding management.

A recent survey of graduates from the Equine Science degree at CSU found that the largest proportion were working in education and research, closely followed by roles in equine training, stud management and their own equine services businesses. Smaller numbers were working in the horse nutrition field, racing industry and in government.

Not all graduates from the course work with horses, as the broad scientific education and life skills you will develop at CSU will prepare you for successful careers in a wide variety of fields.

The equine sector contributes billions of dollars to the Australian economy annually, so career and business pathways will continue to develop for those best equipped to capitalise on the opportunity.

Course structure

The course, of 192 points duration, consists of 21 X 8 point core subjects and 3 X 8 point elective subjects (level 2 subjects or higher). The core subjects are:

Core Subjects
AGB233 Agribusiness Management
ASC111 Animal Anatomy
ASC148 Introductory Horse Management
ASC171 Animal Physiology
ASC201 Equine Reproduction
ASC202 Equine Locomotion
ASC206 Equine Industry Practicum
ASC209 Breeding Technologies
ASC248 Horse Behaviour and Training
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
ASC309 Performance Technologies/Rehabilitation
ASC321 Equine Exercise Physiology
ASC350 Animal Health and Welfare
ASC412 Equine Nutrition 2
ASC413 Equine Health 2
BCM210 Foundations & Techniques of Biochemistry
BIO100 Biology
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Enrolment pattern

By Full-time study

Session 1 (S1)
ASC148 Introductory Horse Management
ASC206 Horse Industry Practicum
BIO100 Biology
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals

Session 2 (S2)
ASC111 Animal Anatomy
ASC171 Animal Physiology
ASC248 Horse Behaviour and Management
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Session 3 (S1)
AGB233 Agribusiness Management
ASC202 Equine Locomotion
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
BCM210 Foundations & Techniques of Biochemistry

Session 4 (S2)
ASC201 Equine Reproduction
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
ASC321 Equine Exercise Physiology
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 5 (S1)
ASC350 Animal Health and Welfare
ASC309 Horse Rehabilitation
ASC412 Equine Nutrition 2
[ ] Elective 1

Session 6 (S2)
ASC209 Breeding Technologies
ASC413 Equine Health 2
[ ] Elective 2
[ ] Elective 3

By Part-time Distance education study

Session 1 (S1)
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
ASC148 Introductory Horse Management

Session 2 (S2)
ASC111 Animal Anatomy
ASC171 Animal Physiology

Session 3 (S1)
BIO100 Biology
ASC206 Horse Industry Practicum

Session 4 (S2)
ASC248 Horse Behaviour and Training
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Session 5 (S1)
ASC202 Equine Locomotion
BCM210 Foundations & Techniques of Biochemistry

Session 6 (S2)
ASC273 Animal Nutrition
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 7 (S1)
ASC261 Animal Reproduction
AGB233 Agribusiness Management 1

Session 8 (S2)
ASC201  Equine Reproduction
ASC321 Exercise Physiology

Session 9 (S1)
ASC350 Animal Health and Welfare
[ ] Elective

Session 10 (S2)
ASC209 Breeding Techologies
[ ] Elective

Session 11 (S1)
ASC412 Equine Nutrition 2
ASC309 Horse Rehabilitation

Session 12 (S2)
ASC413 Equine Health 2
[ ] Elective

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

3 years full-time on campus
6 years part-time on campus
6 years distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

70.00

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