About the School of Science & Technology

The School of Science and Technology continues the proud history of the UNE in delivering education and research which is of practical, relevant and sustainable benefit to our students and the community. We offer a broad range of study areas which allow us unique cross collaboration opportunities within both our School and UNE.   We offer a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the following areas:

  • Science – including both the Biological and Physical Science
  • Biomedical science
  • Exercise and sports science
  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Computer science
  • Scientific Studies
  • Data Science
  • Disability
  • Information Technology
  • Neuroscience

Our courses prepare students for employment in a vast range of fields, producing well qualified and dynamic graduates who are able to problem solve and initiate positive change in their chosen careers.

We are dedicated to ensuring our learning activities are engaging and effective, facilitated by a strong base of academic and research staff who are experienced, active and passionate about their chosen fields.  Our students enjoy class sizes that are small enough to enable one on one support from academic mentors, but large enough for peer-to-peer group work with other students.

We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our on-campus student experience with our on-campus students having access to great residential accommodation,  ready access to the city of Armidale with the campus being located on 74 hectares of heritage parklands.

In addition UNE’s online education which, with the advances in technology, has been developed from our external programs is well recognised. UNE was the first university in Australia to offer external programs commencing in 1954 and we are currently Australia’s second largest online institution and, looking at overall performance, we have been ranked as the No.1 online university in Australia by Online Study Australia.

UNE has consistently been awarded Five Stars  in the Good Universities Guide for student satisfactionin terms of full-time employment and starting salaries for graduates, overall experience, student support and teaching quality.

We are proud of the research achievements across our disciplines, often supported by internal and external grants and Australian Research Council funding.  UNE staff have  achieved formidable results in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report with 15 specific fields of research and three broad fields of research receiving a rating of “Well above world standard”. Research in the School encompasses a number of areas including

  • Brain Behaviour
  • Chemistry Research
  • Mathematical Analysis and Modelling
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour
  • Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals
  • Precision Agriculture
  • SMART Farms
  • X-ray Physics and Imaging

We trust you will find your studies within the School of Science and Technology a worthwhile and engaging experience and we welcome you to join us for a lifetime of learning.