University of New England School of Science and Technology
UNE is located in the city of Armidale in the heart of the picturesque New England Tableland region of New South Wales, Australia, and is the oldest Australian university established outside a capital city. UNE offers a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate levels, and our academics have world-class reputations.
The University of New England has maintained its unparalleled reputation for excellence by again achieving a five-star (maximum) rating for ‘Overall Experience in the 2018 Good Universities Guide; for the 12th year in a row.
In addition to this, UNE achieved the Number 1 ranked University in Australia for Learning, Support, and Arrival in the International Student Barometer ratings for 2017.
In the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia UNE achieved 18 fields of research with a 5 star rating (well above world standard). Many of these research fields were in areas covered by science and technology.
UNE has a strong tradition of research and teaching in chemistry across the breadth of the discipline. We are proud that in the 2018 ERA (Excellence in Research Australia), chemistry at UNE was recognized as well above world-class (Rating 5 stars) in macromolecular and materials chemistry.
The discipline of Chemistry has fostered a tradition of excellence in the area of Chemical Science pedagogy and research since its establishments, and continues to provide a point of convergence for the chemical sciences in regional Australia. Research into chemical education continues today as an important focus at UNE, with a chemistry staff member being awarded the RACI Prize for Chemistry Educator of the Year, leading UNE’s involvement in major initiatives in the scholarship of teaching, and playing roles in the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Committees.
Today, Chemistry at UNE comprises a small, high-performing research team located within the School of Science and Technology. The team primarily conducts Strategic Basic and Applied Research – notably in the area of macromolecular chemistry – but is also active in as organic, inorganic, analytical/industrial and physical chemistry. The team is heavily embedded across inter-disciplinary research teams throughout the earth, environmental, physical and biological sciences.
Undergraduate study for chemically minded students would include a Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or Forensic Science. Double majors can also be completed.
In addition to its distinguished teaching, UNE is an internationally recognised research centre. UNE currently has more than 700 PhD candidates pursuing fundamental and applied research in areas including agriculture, economics, education, nursing, environmental management, health, and rural medicine.
For Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), UNE achieved multiple world standard, above, or well above ratings in many different fields including Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Genetics, Environmental Sciences and Pure Mathematics. You can review UNE’s ERA ratings here:
The School of Science and Technology offers a broad range of study areas which allow us unique cross collaboration opportunities within both our School and UNE. The following areas of study are offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level:
- Science – including Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biochemistry, Genetics and Medicinal Chemistry
- Biomedical science
- Exercise and sports science/ Clinical exercise physiology
- Computer science
- Data Science
- Information Technology
Our courses prepare students for employment in a vast range of fields, producing well qualified and dynamic graduates who are able to problem solve and initiate positive change in their chosen careers.