Equine studies combines specialised equine science studies with resource and business management skills that are essential for successful operation of equine focused businesses in the 21st Century.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Equine Studies will prepare you for a range of professional roles in the equine industry, whether you intend working in the racing, breeding or equestrian sectors, working as a business strategist for the industry or intend pursuing further studies, research or entering a teaching career.
Graduates of the Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Equine Studies have established careers as:
- stud managers
- equine industry consultants
- equestrian events managers
- equestrian facility managers
- bloodstock agents
- equine nutritionists
- veterinary technicians
- marketing, promotions and journalism within the Equine industry
- government advisors on equine industry/policy
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Equine Studies has the right balance of theory and practice to ensure you can work as a valuable contributor to the industry on completion of your studies. Our commercial thoroughbred stud farm, Northern Lodge, and a wide variety of leading Equine Industry enterprises are used in teaching throughout the course. Students are therefore afforded the ability to develop their equine skills and knowledge and to apply these to real life situations. You will develop industry networks both within the Higher Education Primary Industries student community and via work placements in Victoria and interstate.
The course has built in flexibility, and is available full-time (three years) or part-time (six years). There is an Associate Degree of Equine Studies embedded in the first two years of the degree which is used as an early exit point only.
Campus: Epping (Melbourne), Australia
Duration: 3 years