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UNE has been helping busy adults study from home longer than any other Australian university. With more than 60 years of experience it’s no wonder UNE has an unbroken record of maximum 5 star ratings, awarded by our students, for teaching quality, student support and overall experience in the Good Universities Guide 2007-2019. 

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  • Studying Online
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  • How to Apply

When you study Agriculture and Rural Science at UNE you will learn the skills required to understand the science of agriculture and food production. As issues such as food security and sustainability become increasingly important, such skills are in high demand in the rural sector both in Australia and around the world.

Agriculture and Rural Science Courses

The Bachelor of Agriculture will give you an understanding of the implications of land use and management change on agricultural productivity. This degree suits students who are interested in the management of agricultural landscapes, primary production, landcare, soil conservation and natural resource management. You'll also undertake a 12-week practical industry placement (undertaken during university vacation periods) as part of your study.

The Bachelor of Rural Science will provide you with a sound scientific understanding of the interactions in Australian agricultural systems between the soil, plants, animals and changing climate. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a research project in an area of your own interest, and a 16-week practical industry placement (undertaken during university vacation periods) as part of your study.

The Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management is designed for students who want to progress their career in agricultural management. There are five majors available: Crop Production; Livestock Production; Feedlot Management; Production Horticulture; and Poultry Production.

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.

The Graduate Certificate in Agriculture is a professional development course, which gives student the flexibility to gain fundamental skills from foundation units in agricultural areas or broaden and develop their professional knowledge and management skills in a chosen area of study. There are six programs of study  available: Agricultural Consulting; Animal Science; Canine Management; Cotton Production;  Precision Agriculture; and Sustainable Grains Production.

The Master of Science in Agriculture is designed for students with a strong science-based undergraduate degree who wish to obtain specialist professional knowledge and skills in agriculture, and also undertake units in research and research methodology.

Course

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

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

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.

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 receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

Student Support 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

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.

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.

Teaching Quality 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

 “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

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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.

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, 2019.
APPLY NOW
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.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

Thank you for contacting us.

We have received your message and will be in touch shortly.

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Want to find out more about studying at UNE? Simply provide your name and email address.

Got a question?

1800 818 865

Trimester Start Dates

Tri 1 - 4 Mar 2019

Tri 2 - 8 July 2019

Tri 3 - 4 Nov 2019

Request the Online Study Guide

Thank you for your information.

You may now download the brochure.
Download Brochure
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Got a question?

1800 818 865

Study {{PageLabel}} with the only online uni to be awarded 5 stars for Overall Satisfaction every year for 13 years.

UNE has been helping busy adults study from home longer than any other Australian university. With more than 60 years of experience it’s no wonder UNE has an unbroken record of maximum 5 star ratings, awarded by our students, for teaching quality, student support and overall experience in the Good Universities Guide 2007-2019. 

Courses

When you study Agriculture and Rural Science at UNE you will learn the skills required to understand the science of agriculture and food production. As issues such as food security and sustainability become increasingly important, such skills are in high demand in the rural sector both in Australia and around the world.

Agriculture and Rural Science Courses

The Bachelor of Agriculture will give you an understanding of the implications of land use and management change on agricultural productivity. This degree suits students who are interested in the management of agricultural landscapes, primary production, landcare, soil conservation and natural resource management. You'll also undertake a 12-week practical industry placement (undertaken during university vacation periods) as part of your study.

The Bachelor of Rural Science will provide you with a sound scientific understanding of the interactions in Australian agricultural systems between the soil, plants, animals and changing climate. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a research project in an area of your own interest, and a 16-week practical industry placement (undertaken during university vacation periods) as part of your study.

The Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management is designed for students who want to progress their career in agricultural management. There are five majors available: Crop Production; Livestock Production; Feedlot Management; Production Horticulture; and Poultry Production.

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.

The Graduate Certificate in Agriculture is a professional development course, which gives student the flexibility to gain fundamental skills from foundation units in agricultural areas or broaden and develop their professional knowledge and management skills in a chosen area of study. There are six programs of study  available: Agricultural Consulting; Animal Science; Canine Management; Cotton Production;  Precision Agriculture; and Sustainable Grains Production.

The Master of Science in Agriculture is designed for students with a strong science-based undergraduate degree who wish to obtain specialist professional knowledge and skills in agriculture, and also undertake units in research and research methodology.

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

Study Online

A History of 5 Star Online study

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.

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.

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.
Student Support 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

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 receives 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 (3pm – midnight) 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.

Teaching Quality 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

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.

To see if any units in your degree have on-campus intensive schools check the

Course and Unit Catalogue

 “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, 2019
APPLY NOW
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.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

Thank you for contacting us.

We have received your message and will be in touch shortly.

Privacy Policy

Trimester Start Dates

Tri 1 - 4 Mar 2019

Tri 2 - 8 July 2019

Tri 3 - 4 Nov 2019

Got a question?

1800 818 865

Request the Online Study Guide

Thank you for your information.

You may now download the brochure.
Download Brochure
The online course guide front cover with the title "Expert online education"
5 stars overall experience good universities guide seal

Got a question?

1800 818 865