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.