Aquatic Ecology and Management
Develop skills in understanding and managing aquatic ecosystems to reduce our impacts on our wetlands, rivers and estuaries.
Earth science covers a large range of disciplines, especially geology. Geologists and other specialist geoscientists study the Earth from both a physical and historical perspective.
Our teaching and research span disciplines such as biological conservation, land and water management, natural resource policy and geographical information systems.
Engineering is concerned with achieving maximum benefit from our natural resources of soil, water, plants, animals and minerals in a responsible and empathetic way for the long-term benefit of society.
Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Science is used to solve problems in an increasing range of applications where geographic information is important. Any field that is using spatial data is now turning to Geographic Information Systems for help in data analysis and display.
Palaeontology is the study of prehistoric life forms (or fossils) preserved in rocks and ancient sediments and the evolution of life on Earth.
Plant science includes the study of plant diversity, structure and function, ecology and interactions with other organisms.
Our research and teaching focusses on understanding how pollutants cause risk in our environment and working out appropriate management or remediation strategies to mitigate these risks.
Systematics, including taxonomy, is particularly focused on the scientific pursuit of discovering species in nature and reconstructing their evolutionary relationships.
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Our research and teaching focus includes conservation and management of the region's rare and threatened fauna on the one hand, and understanding ways to mitigate the impacts of exotic species on the other.
Zoology is the science of studying and understanding animals living on land, in freshwater or in the sea.
Agricultural Consulting and Farm Management
For people who work, or plan to work, in farm management, agricultural consulting/extension/advisory roles or other jobs that require professional farm management knowledge.
An integrative discipline that tries to combine our understanding of the parts of the farm into a larger understanding of how the parts interact with each other and the wider worlds of nature and economics.
Agronomy is the applied aspects of both soil and plant sciences dealing with field crops and pastures.
Animal Health and Welfare
Learn about the interactions between disease, other environmental influences and host animal genes, and thus develop a holistic approach to maintaining animal health and wellbeing.
The nutrition group offers units of study dedicated to animal nutrition, particularly beef, sheep and poultry, as well as contributing to other units that cover a broader range of animal production issues.
The 'Cotton Production Course' is a set of four units that cover the production, crop protection, and environmental management of cotton crops in the Australian industry.
The field of genetics is multifaceted, covering animal and plant breeding, molecular genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, assessment of biodiversity and breeding systems as well as the management and conservation of total genetic resources.
This course provides specialist training in modern grain production and marketing.
The Meat Science course gives an overview of the development of beef and sheep meat industry systems and an up-to-date status on the research.
Specialist units in poultry science include physiology, production issues, and feed science and technology.
Discover the latest developments in Precision Agriculture, gaining hands on experience in the technologies that are revolutionising the way we farm.
Sheep and Wool Science
UNE is the leading centre for the study of wool science in Australia with the most comprehensive range of sheep and wool units.
The thin skin of soil that mantles the land surface of the earth is a complex and fascinating chemical, physical and biological system. Our lecturers have expertise in soil chemistry, soil physics, soil biology and pedology.
Studying units which have a focus on sustainable farming will equip you to better cope with the ever-changing demands of farming in the 21st century.
Topics include agricultural weed identification, ecology and adaptation; ecological, physical, biological and chemical control techniques; the main groups of weeds and their impact; chemical resistance in weeds; and plant biosecurity.