The School of Environmental and Rural Science (ERS) equips you with skills to monitor the health of a wide variety of ecosystems, understand the science of agriculture, food production, sustainability, geology and environmental engineering.
In the School of ERS, we explore how the earth shapes our activities and how human activity shapes the earth. In a period of uncertainty regarding climates, growing populations seeking more food and more water, and increased mining of the earth's natural resources, we are fast approaching a point where our usage of the planet is unsustainable.
The degrees on offer within the School of ERS provide the essential knowledge to help you develop strategies to monitor the health of a wide variety of ecosystems. They will enable you to gain a deep understanding of the science behind agriculture and food production, ecosystem sustainability, geology and environmental engineering. UNE is Australia's most experienced distance education provider – our courses and teaching methods are structured to be flexible to suit your lifestyle by delivering courses on campus and online.
We are one of the largest and most respected agriculture and environmental science schools in Australia. With over 85 academics, 100 postgraduate students and approaching 1000 undergraduates, the School of ERS has leading edge facilities, including farms covering all aspects of agricultural and environmental science. At UNE you will find all you require: natural resources, animal science, plant science, zoology, agronomy, soils, geology and environmental engineering.
We also have a number of partnerships with industry, as well as three industry-funded Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs for Beef, Sheep and Poultry) located on-campus. UNE has significant interaction and funding arrangements with other CRCs (Cotton, Spatial Information), and long-term collaborations with many Australian and international companies. This interaction means your degree will be job-ready and has resulted in UNE graduates being highly sought after in a range of industries across Australia and beyond.
Professor Iain Young
Head of School