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The University of New England (UNE) has earned the top five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide for the quality of our student experience. The 2018 Guide also awarded UNE five-star ratings in six other important categories, including Teaching Quality, Student Support, Graduate Employment and Median Graduate Salary.

Our affordable accommodation options put students right at the heart of the action, giving them maximum independence and access to academic, sporting and social facilities.

All of this means that students get every opportunity to reach their full potential and get the very best start (plus some great memories along the way).

UNE also provides students with a vibrant, supportive community; small classes; and access to expert lecturers.

*The Good Universities Guide ratings 2007-2018.

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Diploma in BusinessBachelor of Accounting
Majors available: Advanced Accounting, Agribusiness, Finance, Managing Organisations and People.
Bachelor of Business

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL SCIENCE

Diploma in AgricultureBachelor of Agriculture
Majors available: Animal Production, Plant Production, General Agricultural Production, Technology.​
Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of LawsBachelor of Agricultural Production and Management
Majors available: Crop Production, Feedlot Management, Livestock Production, Production Horticulture.
Bachelor of Rural Science

ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ZOOLOGY

Bachelor of Animal Science
Majors available: Canine and Equine Science, Livestock Production, Wildlife Management.
Bachelor of Science
Majors available: Animal Science and Veterinary Studies, Zoology.
Bachelor of Zoology

ARCHAEOLOGY AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology, Indigenous Studies)Bachelor of Science (Archaeology, Palaeobiology)Bachelor of Social ScienceBachelor of Sustainability
Majors available#: Ancient History, Applied Sociology, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classical World, English, Environmental Advocacy, French Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Media and Communications, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political and International Studies, Regional Change Management, Studies in Religion, Theatre and Performance, Writing.​

ARTS

Diploma in ArtsAdvanced Diploma in Arts
Minors available:  Ancient History, Archaeology, Australian History, Chinese, Classical Languages, Criminology, English, French, German, History, Human Geography, Indigenous Studies, Indonesian, International History, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics, Music, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Physical Geography, Political and International Studies, Psychology, Screen and Media Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Studies in Religion, Theatre and Performance, Writing​.
Bachelor of Arts
Majors available: Ancient History, Archaeology, Australian History, Chinese, Classical Languages, Criminology, English, French, German, History, Human Geography, Indigenous Studies, Indonesian, International History, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics, Music, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Physical Geography, Political and International Studies, Psychology, Screen and Media Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Studies in Religion, Theatre and Performance, Writing, Stage and Screen Acting+​.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Arts/Bachelor of LawsBachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Majors available#: Ancient History, Applied Sociology, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classical World, English, Environmental Advocacy, French Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Media and Communications, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political and International Studies, Regional Change Management, Studies in Religion, Theatre and Performance, Writing.​

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND HR

CLASSICS, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND STUDIES IN RELIGION

Advanced Diploma in Local, Family and Applied HistoryBachelor of Arts
Majors available: Ancient History, Australian History, Classical Languages, History, International History, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Studies in Religion.​
Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and PracticeBachelor of Social Science

COMPUTER SCIENCE, IT, AND DATA SCIENCE

ECONOMICS AND AGRIBUSINESS

Diploma in BusinessBachelor of Agribusiness
Majors available: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management, Rural Science, Technology and Data Analytics
Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsBachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of BusinessBachelor of Business/Bachelor of EconomicsBachelor of Economics
Majors available:  Applied Econometrics, Economics, Economic Development, Environmental Analysis and Policy.​
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws

EDUCATION AND TEACHING

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching)Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching)Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts)Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics)Bachelor of Education (Secondary Music)Bachelor of Education (Secondary Science)Bachelor of Educational StudiesBachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary)
Specialisations available: Comparative Education, eLearning, Gifted and Talented Education, Indigenous Australian Education, Literature and New Literacies, Special Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

ENGLISH, WRITING, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH SCIENCES

Bachelor of Environmental Science
Majors available: Conservation Ecology, Envirobusiness, Natural Resources Management, Remediation and Restoration​.
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of LawsBachelor of GeoScienceBachelor of Science

LANGUAGES AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Diploma in Modern Languages
Majors available: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish.
Bachelor of Arts
Majors available: Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish.​
Bachelor of International and Language StudiesBachelor of International StudiesBachelor of Languages
Majors available: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish.
Bachelor of Languages and International BusinessBachelor of Social Science

MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS, CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

Diploma in ScienceBachelor of Computer Science
Majors available: Data Science, Software Development.
Bachelor of Science

PEACE, POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Sociology)Bachelor of Psychological ScienceBachelor of Psychology with Honours
Majors available: Aboriginal Perspectives, Criminology, Health Management, Organisational Management, Peace and Developmental Studies, Political and International Studies, Psychology, Social Philosophy, Sociology, Urban and Regional Studies.​
Bachelor of Social ScienceBachelor of Social Work

SCIENCE

Diploma in Science
Programs available: General Studies in Science, Medical Sciences.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Science
Majors available: Animal Science and Veterinary Studies, Applied Physics, Archaeology, Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Biodiversity, Botany, Chemistry, Computational Science, Forensic Science, Genetics, Geography, Geoscience, Mathematics, Medicinal Chemistry, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Palaeobiology, Physiology, Psychology, Zoology.
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsBachelor of Scientific StudiesBachelor of Social Science

SUSTAINABILITY

Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of LawsBachelor of Sustainability
Majors available: Community Engagement and Development, Cultural Heritage Management, Environmental Governance, Environmental Resilience, Governance and Regulation.
Bachelor of Social Science

Living at UNE

Flexible on-campus accommodation

There are some great reasons to live on campus when you study with UNE:

  • It’s cheaper to live on campus than it is to rent in town (when you consider all of the extra costs).
  • Live on campus and all of your utility bills are taken care of – that includes free, unlimited Wi-Fi and all of your heating.
  • Choose to look after your own food or opt for one of our catered options.
  • Academic and social support are right there to help you reach your potential.
  • Convenient location to the academic campus, sporting and social activities.
  • ACER Research has demonstrated that students who chose to live on-campus perform better academically, adjust to University life better and are far more likely to complete their University studies successfully.
  • Participate in Residential Wellness Week - the first week in Trimester 1. This week is designed to ease the transition into university life for on-campus students staying in a residential college.

Choosing to live in one of UNE’s residential colleges not only saves you money, it puts you in the ideal position to enjoy the living and learning experience to the fullest. Both socially and academically, you are right at the heart of the action.

Each college has its own distinct character and all of them welcome students into friendly, inclusive and supportive communities.

Living on Campus

Friday, 11th May 2018

UNE Open Day gives you the chance to explore UNE and find out everything you need to know about studying at university. We hold information sessions, individual course advice, tours of the academic campus and colleges, live demonstrations, free food and activities.

Open Day runs from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, so there's plenty of time to explore, talk to course advisors and get a taste of university life. When you arrive, don't forget to register to receive your free Open Day Kit, morning tea and lunch voucher.

If you can’t make it on Open Day, then book a free campus tour today.

Guided by one of our friendly staff, you'll see:

  • Residential Colleges
  • Student Support Services
  • Dixson Library
  • SportUNE and facilities
  • Cafés and Campus Bookshop
  • Historic heritage listed Booloominbah homestead
Book a Campus Tour

Getting someone to help pay for your degree is easier than you think.

It’s easier than you think to get extra financial help to pay for the cost of university. Unlike the government help that you have to repay when you start earning, a UNE scholarship never has to be repaid. UNE Scholarships are open for all to apply – and doesn’t cost you anything. Not all scholarships are about how well you did at school, there are UNE Scholarships that recognise students who:

  • come from rural areas
  • study specific degrees
  • are in disadvantaged groups
  • excel at sport
  • plan to live in a UNE college
  • have high academic achievement


There are numerous scholarships on offer each year and most scholarship applications close at the end of September.
UNE Scholarships

UNE Early Entry

Get into uni ahead of the pack

UNE Early Entry is open to all year 12 applicants, whether or not you’re expecting to receive an ATAR or OP score and relies on your school’s assessment of your attributes and abilities to determine your suitability for entry. The assessment is based around your ability to work and learn independently, as well as your overall potential for academic success at UNE.

Benefits of UNE Early Entry Direct

  • Apply directly to UNE
  • No application fees
  • Relieve the pressure of waiting for results by knowing early (November*) that you have a place at UNE.
  • No UAC / QTAC applications required
  • Applying through UNE Early Entry does not prevent you from making another application through a Tertiary Admissions Centre so it’s a great way to increase your chances of getting into the course you want.

Remember, you can still apply to UAC and QTAC in the normal way.

*Indicative timing

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Take yourself on an exciting journey. Study Spanish online from home.

Apply now for Trimester 1, 2018

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Courses and units

Get an authentic online Spanish language experience, taught by UNE’s native Spanish teachers and tailored specifically for Australians.

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, so no matter whether you want to enrich your overseas travel experience, enhance your business links with Spanish-speaking countries, or just immerse yourself in their rich and vibrant culture, we have the right Spanish degree for you. We also offer a range of other language courses for you to explore.

You can study Spanish as part of a Bachelor of Languages, Bachelor of International Studies, Bachelor of International and Language Studies, Bachelor of Languages and International Business, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts), Advanced Diploma in Arts, Diploma in Modern Languages, Diploma in Arts.

If you're interested in studying a specific Spanish unit without undertaking a full degree, you can enrol in a single unit of study (non-award) from a wide range of Spanish units.

Whether you're looking to learn for personal interest or you plan to step up to a full course later on, Single Unit Study gives you the flexibility and control to explore what matters to you.

Study Online

A History of 5 Star Online study

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), commencing in February/March, July and November: giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (sometimes also off-campus education, 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, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Support Team

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

  • Career development
  • Individual counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special needs — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability or you need diversity and equity advice.
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Online Community

We believe 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 receive five stars from students for teaching quality.

24/7 Online Tutor Support

Connect to online support at any time. If you are working on an assignment, you can upload a draft 24/7 and get detailed feedback in less than 24 hours.

Online after hours support (3 pm – 12 am) is available for foundation skills in maths, science, business studies, accounting, economics and statistics.

Academic literacy and assignment support is available for writing, assignments, research, referencing, and study skills.

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Intensive Schools

Some online units have intensive schools (sometimes known as residential schools). They enable you to engage in practical exercises and classes that are designed to achieve specific learning outcomes. Intensive schools are a valuable and enjoyable experience that enrich the learning process and help build your networks.

Check the 

Course and Unit Catalogue

 to see if

 any units

 in your degree have intensive schools.

 “Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia's best online university. It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

- Online Study Australia

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.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • 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
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

How to Apply

Getting Started

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
3. 
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing
.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 1, 2018
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Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

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