Trees and forests play a critical role in providing wildlife habitats, supplying timber to industry, helping to ensure clean water supplies, combating land degradation, controlling climate change and providing space for human recreation. Professional foresters are essential in helping to maintain these vital resources. The Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
prepares students for careers in forestry and natural resource management and provides a pathway to further study within a PhD program.
The course is taught, in part, at the Creswick Campus only 15 kilometres from Ballarat, adjoining a 610 hectare demonstration forest.
This course has Austudy approval.
The Master of Forest Ecosystem Science (MFES) requires students to complete 200 points, fewer if applicants have a 4-year undergraduate degree.
The program will cover a range of forestry based core areas with the opportunity to expand specialisations through a number of elective options.
Major areas of study
Study areas include:
- Forest Ecosystems
- Functional Tree Physiology
- Wood Science and Technology
- Forest Inventory
- Forest Hydrology and Catchment Management
- Environmental Economics
- Bushfire Planning and Management
- Forest Health and Protection
- International Forest Policy and Governance
- Advanced Plantation Management
- Forest Ecosystem Services
- Landscape Restoration
- Threatened Species Management
- Forests in the Asia Pacific Region