“Wood is the ultimate renewable resource and there is going to be more demand for it.”

Andrew Egan

Bachelor of Forest Science and Management

Study Forest Science

Southern Cross University was ranked in the global top 300 universities in Agriculture and Forestry (QS Rankings 2020).

The University offers dynamic forest science courses. The Bachelor of Science (Forest Systems) has a focus on sustainable subtropical forestry, developing strong practical skills thanks to extensive field training and exposure to native and planted forest types. The course includes studies in commercial wood production and sustainable resource management.

Masters and Doctorate-level studies are also available, drawing on the University’s specialist expertise in the areas of forest and plant science.

We also conduct forest research across regional Australia, South-East Asia and the South Pacific in areas that span subtropical and tropical forestry, agroforestry, biomaterials and energy, beekeeping, ecology and management of forest birds, marsupials and amphibians as well as community engagement.

Degree-qualified foresters gain positions in production, conservation and restoration forestry. Native forests require managers in forest agencies and national parks where the focus is on fire management, weed and feral animal control and other important issues.

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Why choose Forest Science at Southern Cross?

Top graduate salaries

We're ranked No.1 in Australia for graduate salary in Agriculture and Environmental Studies (GUG 2022)

Global top 3%

We're in the top 3% of universities worldwide in Forestry and Agriculture (QS Rankings 2020)

5-star rating

5-star rating in skills development, student support and teaching quality in Agriculture and Environmental Studies (GUG 2022)

Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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Prepare for university with a pathway program

If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.

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Further information

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How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Student life at SCU

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Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

E: Domestic enquiry

Current Students

T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

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T: +61 2 6620 3876

E: international@scu.edu.au

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