International Students

Over 20,000 students are enrolled at UNE, including approximately 1,000 international students from over 80 different countries who study on the University’s Armidale campus. UNE is well known for its five-star rated overall student experience and its extensive residential college system, which provides a perfect balance between excellent academic support and an enjoyable and rewarding lifestyle.

UNE offers international students an affordable, quality living and learning experience in the regional Australian city of Armidale. Located outside of a capital city but well serviced by transport links, Armidale is a friendly, culturally diverse, and sophisticated city that offers a unique Australian lifestyle experience.

UNE offers an extensive range of science based courses to international students. These are detailed in the expandable boxes below.


Courses in the Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate-level Courses

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Students gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience in a range of discipline areas, including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology and molecular and cellular biology. 


Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

A multidisciplinary program that develops a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and applied aspects of sport, exercise and health.


Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

This course includes core studies in human structure, function and behaviour, leading to further study on the acute and chronic physiological and psychological responses to exercise.


Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

Develop a strong foundation in basic and pharmaceutical sciences core skills, along with contemporary knowledge and application of pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice.


Bachelor of Science

Offering students the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of majors in established and emerging, generalist and specialist sciences, all underpinned by cutting edge research.


Postgraduate-level Courses

Graduate Certificate in Science

Provides science graduates with an opportunity to add another specialty or upgrade their current skills, with a choice of ten focussed majors ranging from biochemistry to zoology.


Graduate Diploma in Science

With eleven majors to choose from in classical and emerging fields, this course is designed to let you change direction, or upgrade or complement your existing skill set.


Master of Scientific Studies

Designed for those wanting specialised training, this course offers majors in biochemistry, biodiversity, biomedical science, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, and zoology.  Each major comprises advanced units in the subject plus a research project or thesis, preparing students for a career in the field or for a PhD program.

Courses in the Pure and Applied Sciences

Undergraduate-level Courses

Bachelor of Computer Science

This course is particularly designed with software development and computational science roles in mind, and provides students with strong programming, technical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills. Since computing has become so important to so many different fields, students have the flexibility to take a number of units from other disciplines as desired.


Bachelor of Science

Offering students the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of majors in established and emerging, generalist and specialist sciences, all underpinned by cutting edge research.


Postgraduate-level Courses

Graduate Certificate in Science

Provides science graduates with an opportunity to add another specialty or upgrade their current skills, with a choice of ten focussed majors ranging from biochemistry to zoology.


Graduate Diploma in Science

With eleven majors to choose from in classical and emerging fields, this course is designed to let you change direction, or upgrade or complement your existing skill set.


Master of Computer Science

Designed for those with a background in computer science/information technology, this course provides a comprehensive, modern postgraduate education in the principles and practice of ICT, together with the opportunity to gain enhanced knowledge and skills in research.


Master of Information Technology

Designed for those without a background in IT who wish to change their career direction, or for those with an IT background who wish to update their qualifications. Students may select from units covering computer networks and security, artificial intelligence, management information systems, user experience design and web programming.


Master of Information Technology (Business)

Provides an opportunity for those who are looking for a change of direction in their career or for those who want to enhance their IT qualifications and gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of business.


Master of Scientific Studies

Designed for those wanting specialised training, this course offers majors in biochemistry, biodiversity, biomedical science, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, and zoology.  Each major comprises advanced units in the subject plus a research project or thesis, preparing students for a career in the field or for a PhD program.

Courses in the Environmental Sciences

Undergraduate-level Courses

Bachelor of Ecology

The goal of ecology is to understand the principles of operation of natural systems and to predict their responses to change.


Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Subjects covered include soil mechanics, structural analysis and design, civil engineering materials, surveying, water engineering or environmental chemistry, ecology, chemical process technology, and systems analysis and design.


Bachelor of Environmental Science

Provides a strong scientific understanding of global environmental issues and well-developed technical and scientific competencies in field and laboratory related to: ecological principles and methods, land and environmental impact assessment, design and analysis of experiments and surveys, and spatial measurement, mapping and analysis.


Bachelor of GeoScience

Provides the opportunity to study topics such as resource geology and environmental issues, optical mineralogy and igneous petrology, ore deposit geology, exploration and environmental geochemistry, field mapping and sedimentology, palaeontology and stratigraphy, applied geophysics, among others.


Bachelor of Plant Science

All students will study a core in basic sciences and plant biology, plus a major which develops depth of knowledge and understanding in a particular area of plant science.


Bachelor of Science

Offering students the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of majors in established and emerging, generalist and specialist sciences, all underpinned by cutting edge research.


Bachelor of Zoology

This degree will focus on a wide range of issues dealing with the biology of animals. It will include material on the internal functioning of animals (physiology) and the role of animals in their environment (ecology).


Postgraduate-level Courses

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science

This course gives students the opportunity to gain fundamental skills from foundation units in Ecology, or to broaden and develop their professional knowledge and management skills in a chosen area of study.


Graduate Certificate in Science

Provides science graduates with an opportunity to add another specialty or upgrade their current skills, with a choice of ten focussed majors ranging from biochemistry to zoology.


Graduate Diploma in Science

With eleven majors to choose from in classical and emerging fields, this course is designed to let you change direction, or upgrade or complement your existing skill set.


Master of Environmental Science and Management

A coursework and research-based program designed to equip environmental scientists with specialist or multi-disciplinary professional knowledge in conceptual, scientific and field and laboratory technical competencies related to environmental science and natural resources management.


Master of Scientific Studies

Designed for those wanting specialised training, this course offers majors in biochemistry, biodiversity, biomedical science, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, and zoology.  Each major comprises advanced units in the subject plus a research project or thesis, preparing students for a career in the field or for a PhD program.

Courses in the Rural Sciences

Undergraduate-level Courses

Bachelor of Agriculture

Students are provided with the tools necessary to understand the implications of land use and management change on agricultural productivity.


Bachelor of Agrifood Systems

Learn technical knowledge and business management skills to improve the sustainability, productivity and profitability of farming systems. The course includes a mixture of university and VET units, and is being delivered in partnership with TAFE New England.


Bachelor of Animal Science

This course is designed for those interested in our relationship with and management of animals in a rapidly changing world.


Bachelor of Rural Science

This degree produces graduates with the scientific and communication skills and confidence to solve practical agricultural problems at farm, catchment and national level.


Bachelor of Science

Offering students the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of majors in established and emerging, generalist and specialist sciences, all underpinned by cutting edge research.


Postgraduate-level Courses

Graduate Certificate in Agriculture

Students have the opportunity to gain fundamental skills from foundation units in Agricultural areas, or to broaden and develop their professional knowledge and management skills in a chosen area of study.

Graduate Certificate in Science

Provides science graduates with an opportunity to add another specialty or upgrade their current skills, with a choice of ten focussed majors ranging from biochemistry to zoology.


Graduate Diploma in Science

With eleven majors to choose from in classical and emerging fields, this course is designed to let you change direction, or upgrade or complement your existing skill set.


Master of Science in Agriculture

a program of course work and research designed to provide advanced training to supplement a first degree and to provide an introduction to research. Areas of specialisation include: animal science; meat science and technology; wool science; genetics and animal breeding; agricultural and resource economics; and agronomy and soil science.

Master of Scientific Studies

Designed for those wanting specialised training, this course offers majors in biochemistry, biodiversity, biomedical science, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, and zoology.  Each major comprises advanced units in the subject plus a research project or thesis, preparing students for a career in the field or for a PhD program.


More Information

For further details, and to apply for admission to UNE, please visit UNE International.