Forested landscapes play a critical role in sustaining human and other biological communities. They provide wildlife habitat, biodiversity, timber, clean water and other ecosystem services - and play a central role in mitigating rapid climate change.
The Master of Forest Ecosystem Science offers the knowledge, skills and analytical capabilities to shape the development of forest and natural resource management enterprises world-wide. Students will learn about climate change science, water resource management and biodiversity conservation and develop the ability to conduct crucial experimental work in the field.
Students will benefit from connections and experiences with forest, land and fire agencies and non-governement organisations (NGOs), and share the broad range of local and international working experiences and contacts of our academics and students. The Master of Forest Ecosystem Science will prepare students for management positions within the forest and natural resource management sectors.
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria:
an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least H3 (65%) average in the final year or equivalent; or
an undergraduate degree in any area including at least 25 points in one or more of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Statistics, or equivalent, and with at least H3 (65%) average in the final year; or
an undergraduate degree in any area and a Graduate Certificate in Environment with at least H3 (65%) average in the Certificate, or
a two year associate degree or diploma in a relevant discipline, at least five years documented, relevant professional experience, and an appropriate level of performance on a test conducted by the Selection Committee to confirm generic skills necessary for successful study in the program.
2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and may call for referee reports and employer references to make clear any of the matters referred to above.
Social Research Methods
Trees in a Changing Climate
Forest, Carbon & Climate Change
Sustainable Forest Management
Forests & Water
& Renewable Material
Forest in the
Asia Pacific Region
Forest Assessment & Monitoring
Forest Planning & Business Management
Bushfire Planning & Management
Bushfire & Biodiversity
Forest Internship Project
A qualification in Forest Ecosystem Science gives students the skills to play a key role in:
forest and environmental management
research and development
timber management and processing
land-care and wildlife conservation
climate change science and policy;
forest carbon investment and accounting;
banking and other primary industry investment; and
aid and development agencies in Australia and overseas.
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