Change is a certainty. Just like COVID19, unforeseeable events will change the way we live and work.  Partner with a university that has a history of helping adults become future-fit and respond to change. We’ve been helping adults like you study from home, while they juggle work and life, for more than 70 years - that’s longer than any other university in Australia. In that time we’ve helped more than 100,000 adults achieve university qualifications from home so that they can respond to emerging technologies, changes at work, and new possibilities.

We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. We understand that communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. This is why UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Experience 15 years* in a row.

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Explore Our Course Offerings

The University of New England has a large range of degrees to study online, either part time or full time.

If you’re not ready to commit to a whole degree right now, we also have our revolutionary new Bespoke Courses where you can design a short course of just 2, 3 or 4 units. Because they’re real degree units, you may get a credit towards a full degree later.

Apply now to start 25 October (Trimester 3)

Studying Online

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.

We have three teaching periods (trimesters), giving you greater choice about when and how much you study each year.

We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (also off-campus, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus. To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, engage with other students, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What student support is available to online students?

As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • 24/7 Online Tutor Support
  • Academic Skills & Assignment Support
  • Career Development
  • Individual Counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special Needs Office — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability

Free Pathways to Study

The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.

  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods

You may also be interested in TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

How to Apply

Applications now open for Trimester 3, 2021 (Start 25 October).

Prior to applying we suggest you:

  1. Check if you need to add any entry requirement documentation to your application.
  2. Check the closing dates for applications. Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
  3. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about Advanced Standing.

A five-star experience

Number 1 in Overall Experience for a Public University - Good Universities Guide 5 Star Rating
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Number 1 in Student Support for a Public University - Good Universities Guide 5 Star Rating
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Number 1 in Postgraduate Teach Quality for a Public University - Good Universities Guide 5 Star Rating
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