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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 13 years*

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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 13 years*

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See why UNE gets the maximum 5 star rating from graduates for Overall Experience year after year.
Number 1 in Overall  Experience  in NSW - Good Universities Guide 5 Star Rating

Animal Science

The Bachelor of Animal Science deals with the often-complex relationship between humans and animals and how we manage these relationships in a rapidly changing world. The course offers three specialist majors: Livestock Production, Wildlife Management, or Canine and Equestrian Science.

 

You can also study Animal Science and Veterinary Studies as a major within the Bachelor of Science. This major can be used as a stepping stone to a veterinary degree or a career in a range of animal industries.

Zoology

The Bachelor of Zoology is the only one of its kind in Australia. It gives you an exciting and wide-ranging experience in the science of studying and understanding land, freshwater and sea animals. The course focuses on a broad range of issues, including the internal functioning of animals (physiology) and their role in their environment (ecology). Zoology is also available as a major in the Bachelor of Science.

 

In the Graduate Certificate in Science, the Zoology major enables students to study topics such as wildlife ecology and management, biological systems, evolutionary biogeography, insect-plant interactions, animal behaviour and entomology.

 

The Zoology major in the Graduate Diploma in Science provides the opportunity to study topics such as animal behaviour, ecological and comparative zoology, invertebrate zoology, entomology, insect-plant interactions and evolutionary parasitology, wild dog ecology, conservation biology and remote sensing and image analysis.

 

Students completing the Zoology major in the Master of Scientific Studies are able to include advanced study in topics also available in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in addition to introduction to GIS and spatial thinking, animal biosecurity, applied animal nutrition, advanced statistical modelling, genetics of populations, working canines and medical and clinical biotechnology. Students also complete a thesis reporting the results of a research project or two mini-research projects.

Available Courses

COURSE

Start July 8

TRIMESTER 2

Start November 4

TRIMESTER 3

Start March 2020

TRIMESTER 1

Please see course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria. Note some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.
Course list subject to change

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 they 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?

SEE HOW

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. 

Student
Support

SEE HOW

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
A small number of units have intensive schools that enable students to engage in practical exercises, tutorials and lectures during intensive periods on campus in Armidale. These are a requirement for some units that have an important practical component, often in the sciences – please check the Course & Unit Catalogue for details.

Life On Campus at UNE

Studying on campus in Armidale gives you the traditional university experience, with the added benefit of small class sizes and great access to lecturers. Our Academic staff are passionate about what they teach and are keen to see you succeed.

 

We have affordable accommodation options that put you right at the heart of the action, giving you maximum independence and access to academic, sporting and social facilities.

 

Our Residential Colleges give you the benefit of academic and social support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant inter-college competitions in sporting and cultural activities.

 

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

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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

MyFutureFinder - FREE, REVEALING, IMMEDIATE

Complete the UNE “MyFutureFinder” and in 10 minutes you’ll have a free, detailed report delivered to your inbox, including a comprehensive profile of your personality, a customised matching of careers to your personality, and finally, the UNE courses that qualify you for those careers.

  • No cost
  • Completed in just 10 minutes - we understand your time is valuable
  • Individualised report based on your unique answers
  • Comprehensive, insightful and useful
  • Plain language explanations
  • Immediate delivery of your report on completion
  • Share and compare with your family and friends

How to Apply

Applications for Trimester 2, 2018 close midnight 9th July.

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
.
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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