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International Journal of Sheep and Wool Science
The large archive of IJSWS papers (1954-2010) is accessible via sheepjournal.net
I enjoyed all my subjects this semester. I studied 5 units – 3 law and 2 agriculture, with my favourite been ECON223 – Farm and Resource Management as I believe I have learnt skills in this subject that I will use in the future. I also enjoyed Environmental Law where the classes consisted of group discussions about current issues.
On this page you will find information about studying wool science at UNE. UNE is the leading centre for the study of wool science in Australia with the most comprehensive range of sheep and wool units. The units cover all aspects of the wool supply chain from farm to fabric. We pride ourselves in our use of modern teaching technology and the quality of our research. This site has been designed to provide information about the subject and its teaching and research activities.
Why study Wool Science at UNE?
UNE is in the heart of premium fine wool country and there is ready access to all the resources needed for teaching and research in sheep and wool science, including University rural properties and animal houses. Much of this research is conducted with UNE, CSIRO Livestock Industries and NSW DPI co-supervisors in the economics, genetics, biochemistry, nutrition, wool metrology and health areas.
Sheep and wool units offered at UNE were developed with the benefit of funding assistance from the Sheep CRC, Australian Wool Innovation, Meat and Livestock Australia and the Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET). The units are all available by distance education.
There are five sheep and wool units:
- Sheep Management (ANPR350/450)
- Wool Biology and Metrology (WOOL472/572)
- Wool Marketing and Clip Preparation (WOOL422/522)
- Wool Processing (WOOL482/582)
- Sheep Production (WOOL412/512)
|Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Laws|
|Bachelor of Animal Science|
|Bachelor of Rural Science|
|Bachelor of Science|
Course data provided by the Course and Unit Catalogue
A survey conducted by an independent, international survey company, TNS, on behalf of the Sheep CRC, across 100 organisations in the Australian livestock industry (focused on the sheep and wool industry) estimated that 4000 degree graduates were needed within the next 5 years by industry. UNE was found to have the most identifiable degree programs suitable for these employers.
Graduates from UNE courses can expect employment in advisory, regulatory and research positions in all agricultural fields in both the private and public sectors, particularly in breeding, management and consultancy for the livestock industries and agribusiness. Potential careers range from extensive rangeland production to high input grazing and feedlotting. The Australian Wool Testing Authority is always interested in graduates who have studied wool metrology.
Awards, prizes and scholarships
The Australian Wool Education Trust (AWET) supports the four UNE wool units by providing academic prizes, travel awards and scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Funding from AWET is used to award prizes to the two top performing students in the four Wool units.
Funding from The Australian Wool Education Trust is also used to provide reimbursement of economy travel expenses to attend the residential schools of the above units.
Wool Undergraduate Scholarships
Undergraduate scholarships are offered to school leavers and first, second and third year university students interested in a career in the Australian sheep and wool industry. The stipend is currently $6,000/year for 3 or 4 years depending on the standard period to complete the course. Go to www.une.edu.au/wooleducation for application details.
Australian Wool Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarships Terms and Conditions.
Honours and Postgraduate Scholarships
The Australian Wool Education Trust also provides competitive scholarships to students undertaking an undergraduate research project linked to the sheep, wool and wool textile industry. $3,000 is provided as a student stipend and $3,000 is used to subsidise costs associated with the student project. UNE is well set up to conduct these projects. Please apply directly to AWET by 1 November for the following year.
Enquiries about studying wool science at UNE can be made to:
Wool Science Lecturer and Wool Scholarships
Dr Emma Doyle
ph: +(61 2) 6773 3094
fax: +(61 2) 6773 3922
Please direct any administrative enquiries to:
Partnerships, Networks and Industry Links
- Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry – Australia: http://www.affa.gov.au
- DPI - New South Wales: http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au
- Department of Natural Resources & Environment – Victoria: http://www.nre.vic.gov.au
- Department of Agriculture - Western Australia: http://www.agric.wa.gov.au
- Department of Primary Industries, Water & Environment – Tas: http://www.dpif.tas.gov.au
- Department of Primary Industries – Qld: http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/home/default.html
- Primary Industries & Resources South Australia: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/
- South Australian Research & Development Institute: http://www.sardi.sa.gov.au/
- New South Wales Farmers Association: http://www.nswfarmers.org.au
- Agforce: http://www.agforceqld.org.au
- Victorian Farmers' Federation: http://www.vff.org.au
- South Australian Farmers' Federation: http://www.saff.com.au
- Western Australian Farmer's Federation: http://www.waff.org.au
- Pastoralists' & Graziers' Association of WA: http://www.pgaofwa.org.au
- Tasmanian Farmers' & Graziers' Association: http://www.tfga.com.au
- Australian Wool Growers Association: http://www.australianwoolgrowers.com.au
Industry and Marketing Services
- Australian AWEX: http://www.awex.com.au
- Australian Wool Innovations Ltd: http://www.wool.com.au
- Australian Wool Innovations Ltd: http://www.woolontheweb.com.au
- Australian Wool Network (see links page): http://www.woolnetwork.com.au/aboutus/options.php
- Australian Wool Services Ltd: http://www.woolshare.com
- e-wool: http://www.e-wool.com.au
- Independent Commodity Services: http://www.hs-a.com.au
- Michell: http://www.michell.com.au
- New Zealand Wool Board: http://www.woolgroup.co.nz
- Schneider: http://www.gschneider.com
- Talman: http://www.talman.com.au/TA/Content/HTM/team.html
- Techwool Trading: http://www.techwool.com.au
- The Woolmark Company: http://www.wool.com
- Quality Wool: http://www.qualitywool.com
- Wools of New Zealand: http://www.fernmark.com
- Wools of Uruguay: http://www.wool.com.uy
- Landmark: http://www.landmark.com.au/
- Western Wool Marketing: http://www.westernwool.com.au/links.htm
- ABC Rural: http://www.abc.net.au/rural
- CSIRO Publishing: http://www.csiro.au
- Farm News (NZ): http://www.farmnews.co.nz
- InFarmation: http://www.infarmation.com.au
- Kondinin: http://www.kondinin.com.au
- The Weekly Times: http://www.theweeklytimes.news.com.au
- Sheep CRC: http://www.sheep.crc.org.au
- Livestock Library: http://www.livestocklibrary.com.au
- CSIRO Textile & Fibre Technology: http://www.csiro.au/index.asp?type=division&id=WoolTechnology&style=division
- CSIRO Livestock Industries: http://www.csiro.au/index.asp?type=division&id=Livestock Industries
- DWI - German Wool Research Institute: http://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de
- Centexbel: http://www.centexbel.be