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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. 

  • Courses
  • Studying Online
  • Pathways
  • How to Apply

Bachelor of Environmental Science

You will study environmental issues with experienced biologists, ecologists and environmental managers. This degree provides graduates with an understanding of the building blocks of our environment and their interactions, providing them with the key scientific knowledge and skills required by employers. Majors available include Conservation Ecology, Envirobusiness, Natural Resources Management, Remediation and Restoration, and a General Program.

Bachelor of GeoScience

This innovative degree provides the opportunity to study a geology degree that incorporates the fundamental core principals of geology coupled with teaching of modern GIS/geospatial geology specific maps and mapping techniques. This course includes topics such as field geology, resource geology and environmental issues, optical mineralogy and igneous petrology, ore deposit geology, exploration and environmental geochemistry, structural and metamorphic geology, field mapping and sedimentology, palaeontology and stratigraphy, applied geophysics, among others.

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science is designed as a professional development course in areas relevant to natural resources and environmental management. The flexibility of the program gives students the opportunity to gain a broad skill set in environmental science or to develop their professional knowledge and management skills in a chosen area of study.

Master of Environmental Science and Management

This degree is a coursework and research-based program designed to equip environmental scientists with specialist or multi-disciplinary professional knowledge in conceptual, scientific and field and laboratory technical competencies related to environmental science and natural resources management. The program is particularly valuable for candidates who are currently employed as resources managers and wish to upgrade their qualifications for either professional or academic reasons.

Planning and Management of Natural Hazards

The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Planning and Management of Natural Hazards take a multidisciplinary approach to looking at natural hazards and how society can build resilience in the face of natural hazards. You will build from a broad knowledge of natural hazard situations towards questions of policy development in the field of hazard mitigation. The courses cover the following topic areas:

  • Climate change and future planning
  • Environmental factors that combine to produce natural hazards
  • The ecological, social and economic consequences of natural hazards and disasters
  • Methods relevant to studying aspects of natural hazards and disasters
  • Mitigation strategies and associated opportunities for policy development

Within the Grad Dip and Masters, you can also expand your expertise via a choice of elective units in population, physical and/or economic geography, land use planning, risk management, and Graphical Information System applications.

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

Bachelor of Environmental Science

You will study environmental issues with experienced biologists, ecologists and environmental managers. This degree provides graduates with an understanding of the building blocks of our environment and their interactions, providing them with the key scientific knowledge and skills required by employers. Majors available include Conservation Ecology, Envirobusiness, Natural Resources Management, Remediation and Restoration, and a General Program.

Bachelor of GeoScience

This innovative degree provides the opportunity to study a geology degree that incorporates the fundamental core principals of geology coupled with teaching of modern GIS/geospatial geology specific maps and mapping techniques. This course includes topics such as field geology, resource geology and environmental issues, optical mineralogy and igneous petrology, ore deposit geology, exploration and environmental geochemistry, structural and metamorphic geology, field mapping and sedimentology, palaeontology and stratigraphy, applied geophysics, among others.

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science is designed as a professional development course in areas relevant to natural resources and environmental management. The flexibility of the program gives students the opportunity to gain a broad skill set in environmental science or to develop their professional knowledge and management skills in a chosen area of study.

Master of Environmental Science and Management

This degree is a coursework and research-based program designed to equip environmental scientists with specialist or multi-disciplinary professional knowledge in conceptual, scientific and field and laboratory technical competencies related to environmental science and natural resources management. The program is particularly valuable for candidates who are currently employed as resources managers and wish to upgrade their qualifications for either professional or academic reasons.

Planning and Management of Natural Hazards

The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Planning and Management of Natural Hazards take a multidisciplinary approach to looking at natural hazards and how society can build resilience in the face of natural hazards. You will build from a broad knowledge of natural hazard situations towards questions of policy development in the field of hazard mitigation. The courses cover the following topic areas:

  • Climate change and future planning
  • Environmental factors that combine to produce natural hazards
  • The ecological, social and economic consequences of natural hazards and disasters
  • Methods relevant to studying aspects of natural hazards and disasters
  • Mitigation strategies and associated opportunities for policy development

Within the Grad Dip and Masters, you can also expand your expertise via a choice of elective units in population, physical and/or economic geography, land use planning, risk management, and Graphical Information System applications.

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