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.Forest Ecosystems
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:
Functional Tree Physiology
Wood Science and Technology
Forest Hydrology and Catchment Management
Bushfire Planning and Management
Forest Health and Protection
International Forest Policy and Governance
Advanced Plantation Management
Forest Ecosystem Services
Threatened Species Management
Forests in the Asia Pacific Region