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Forest Science and Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , | Online
If a career in recreation, conservation or resource management in a vital global industry interests you, then you should consider this unique Forest Science and Management degree offered at Southern Cross University.


Forestry industries are enormously dynamic and are often key to the success of developing economies. This degree focuses on implementing environmentally-sound practices across a variety of forest environments world-wide.

The Bachelor of Forest Science and Management degree offered at Southern Cross University, not only equips you with foundational scientific knowledge in forest systems, it prepares you with the know-how to find solutions. 

You will learn to use contemporary applications in geographic and environmental mapping approaches and information analysis, and study subjects from ecology to policy models, agroforestry to chemistry and more. You will gain hands-on practical skills and experience in the field in a range of native and plantation forest environments.


In field forestry in plantation establishment and management; use of geographic information systems; natural resource management and environmental planning; native forest management, fire prevention and control; forest resource assessment; policy development; pest and disease management; agroforestry and farm forestry advisory services; forest growth modelling and yield prediction; protected area management; international forestry focused on developing countries, reserve management; and forestry research.

Changes in the industry drive a continuing demand for degree-qualified foresters able to work in production, conservation and restoration forestry. Native forests continue to be important sources of high-value wood and require managers in public forest agencies and national parks where the focus is on fire management, weed and feral animal control and other important issues.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    384 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Soil Processes
  • Land Degradation and Rehabilitation
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Plant Identification and Conservation
  • Chemistry
  • Ecological and Environmental Economics for Sustainable Development
  • Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere
  • Fire Ecology and Management
  • Plant Physiology and Ecology
  • Measuring Trees and Forests
  • Native Forest Silviculture
  • Forest Operations
  • Plantation Silviculture
  • Wood Science and Utilisation
  • Forest Health: Pest and Disease Management
  • Agroforestry and Farm Forestry
  • Forest Modelling and Management
  • Natural Resources Policy
  • Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management
  • Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Environmental Information Analysis
  • Environmental Mapping
  • Global Environmental Issues

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS - 019851A
  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year. 
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7296 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National fee is Commonwealth supported


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