The University currently offers twenty undergraduate courses, with a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree, and Honours Degree in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture, Sustainable Livestock Production, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resources Management, Sustainable Tropical Forestry, and Sustainable International Tourism. The University also offers a Graduate Certificate, and Masters Degree in Management Studies.

All Common Modules for Year 1

ALL PNG-UNRE students take the same common set of first year modules. Students passing these year 1 modules can qualify with an undergraduate certificate in Natural Resources Management. OR they can move into the second year of any one of our diploma/ degree courses. Students who qualify and decide to leave after year two qualify with a diploma, after three years they qualify for a higher diploma and after four years with a bachelors or honours degree depending on year three to four progression rules.

All Year 1

Communication Skills

Introduction to Biology

Introduction to Chemistry

Introduction to Agriculture

Introduction to Forestry

Introduction to Fisheries

Natural Resource Conservation & Utilisation

On Farm Practice

Introduction to Economics & Management

Applied Biology

Physical Science

Introduction to Tourism


Department of Agriculture

The Department offers eight courses aimed at ensuring that the agriculture industry has the graduates required to guarantee a secure, sustainable supply of food, and to carry out research designed to address the problems faced by our modern agriculture industry.

Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture
This is a three year full time undergraduate course. Students can leave the course with a Diploma after having successfully completed the second year.

Degree/Honours Degree in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture
This is a four year full time undergraduate course. Students are selected for entry into the third year of the Degree programme based on their marks in the second year of the Diploma of Sustainable Tropical Agriculture which must equal to or exceed 65%. High achieving students can gain an honours degree after completing a research dissertation in year four.

Degree in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture (Bridging)

Students already holding a Diploma in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture followed by at least 3 years industry experience can apply to enter the Bachelor of Sustainable Tropical Agriculture bridging program via direct entry into the third year program for the degree. The module is subject to demand and accommodation space being available. Enrolment is competitive and subject to eligibility conditions.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

ICT for Natural Resources

Applied Mathematics

Health and Safety

Principles of Soil Science

Introduction to Plant Science

Introduction to Animal Science

Sustainable Land Use and Management

Business and Management

Agriculture Mechanisation

Agricultural Protection

Applied Ecology

Animal Production

Statistics

Applied Rural Technology

Work Experience

Extension Methods

Agronomy and Crop Nutrition

Research Methods

Crop Production

Sustainable Palm Oil

Applied Entomology

Farm Business Projects

Aquaculture




 

Industry Project
or Research Project I

Entrepreneurship

Resource Management

Principles of Food Processing

Principles of Genetics

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

Current Issues in Natural Resources
or Individual Project II

Marketing Management

Plant Pathology

Livestock Integrated Systems



 


Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Livestock Production 
This is a three year full time undergraduate course. Students can leave the course with a Diploma after having successfully completed the second year.

Degree/Honours Degree in Sustainable Livestock Production 
This is a four year full time undergraduate course. Students are selected for entry into the third year of the Degree programme based on their marks in the second year of the Diploma of Animal Science which must equal to or exceed 65%. High achieving students can gain an honours degree after completing a dissertation in year four.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

ICT for Natural Resources

Applied Mathematics

Health and Safety at Work

Introduction to Animal Science

Anatomy and Physiology of Farmed Animals

Monogastric Animal Production

Introduction to Business and Management

Agricultural Mechanization

Applied Ecology

Animal Production Practices

Ruminant Animal Production

Pasture Production and Management

Statistics

Work Experience

Animal Nutrition

Feed Analysis & Instruments

Animal Health Management

Extension Methods

Research Methods

Meat Quality & Assessment

Farm Business Project

Aquaculture

Applied Animal Nutrition

Animal Behaviour & Welfare

 

 

Industry Project
or Research Project I

Entrepreneurship

Principles of Food Processing

Principles of Genetics

Climate Change & Animal Agriculture

Current Issues in Natural Resources
or Research Project II

Marketing Management

Livestock Integrated Farming System

Animal Breeding

Animal Reproduction

 

 


 

Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources Management

Fisheries, the exploitation of living aquatic resources from capture fisheries, recreational fisheries, and aquaculture make a significant contribution to the economy of PNG. The Department offers four courses, aimed at ensuring PNG produces graduates with the skills and knowledge required to help lead and manage our fisheries industry sustainably, and carry out research designed to address the problems faced by our modern fisheries industry.

Advanced Diploma of Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resources Management 
This is a three year full time undergraduate course. Students can leave the course with a Diploma after having successfully completed the second year.

Degree/Honours Degree in Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resources Management 
This course is PNG’s only fully integrated module of study for students wishing to prepare themselves for a wide range of careers, within both the public and private sectors of the fisheries industry in PNG and the South Pacific Region. These include professional and technical positions in the areas of biological, environmental and economics research, fisheries regulation and management, environmental and resource conservation, aquaculture research, fish farming, fishing gear technology, seafood technology and marketing. Students gain an overall appreciation of all aspects of fisheries research, development and management. High achieving students can gain an honours degree after completing a dissertation in year four. The degree course requires four years of full-time study. Entry requirement for the degree module is the completion of the Diploma in Fisheries and Marine Resources with highly satisfactory results in Year 2, with an average mark of 65% or better.

Degree in Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resources Management – Bridging 
Students already holding a Diploma in Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resources Management followed by at least 3 years industry experience can apply to enter the Bachelor in Fisheries and Marine Resources bridging program via direct entry into the fourth year program for the degree. Enrolment is competitive and subject to eligibility conditions.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

ICT for Natural Resources

Introduction to Aquatic Ecosystems

Health and Safety at Work

Introduction to Plant Science

Biology of Fisheries Resources

Introduction to Aquatic Ecosystems

Introduction to Business and Management

Marine Conservation Biology

Fishing Operations and Gear Technology

Introduction to Tropical Seafood

Intro to Fisheries and Marine Resource Management

Applied Ecology

Statistics

Work Experience

Placement between year 2 and Fisheries Marketing

Fisheries observing, monitoring and statistics

Freshwater ecology and limnology

Small Business Planning

Research Methods

Aquaculture

Tropical seafood science

Inland fisheries

Fisheries Oceanography

Intro climate change impacts to fisheries and aquaculture

 

Industry Project
or Research Project I

Entrepreneurship

Biology, Ecology and Management of Commercial Fisheries Species in PNG

Fisheries climatology

Marine pollution assessment

Current Issues in Natural Resources
or Research Project II

Fish population dynamics

Fisheries economics

Marine law, policy and resource management

Ecological approaches to fisheries management

 

 


Department of Tropical Forestry

Forestry, timber harvested from virgin forest or managed plantation, tree crops and non-timber forest products all make a significant contribution to the economy of PNG. A sustainably managed forestry industry has the potential to bring many people into the formal economy. Unsustainably managed it tarnishes PNG international reputation, it pollutes rivers, erodes road systems and impairs our ability to generate hydroelectricity. The department offers four courses aimed at producing graduates to manage our forest resource sustainably.

Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Tropical Forestry 
This is a three year full time undergraduate course. Students can leave the course with a Diploma after having successfully completed the second year.

Degree/Honours Degree in Sustainable Tropical Forestry 
This is a four year full time undergraduate course. Students are selected for entry into the third year of the Degree programme based on their marks in the second year of the Diploma of Sustainable Tropical Forestry which must equal or exceed 65%. High achieving students can gain an honours degree after completing a dissertation in year four.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

ICT for Natural Resources

Applied Mathematics

Health and Safety at Work

Principles of Soil Sciences

Introduction to Plant Science

Forest Products and their

Utilisation

Sustainable land use   Introduction to Business and Management

Agricultural Mechanisation

Plantation Forest Silviculture

Forest Ecology

Applied Ecology

Statistics

Work Experience

Extension Methods

Forest Inventory and Assessment

Catchment Management

Small Business Planning

Research Methods

Sustainable Palm Oil Production

Sustainable Use of NTFP’s Environmental Services and Forest Management

People and Forests

Natural Forest Silverculture

Industry Project
or Research Project I

Entrepreneurship

Agroforestry

Forest Policy

Forest Economics

Current Issues in Natural Resources
or Research Project II

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

Marketing Management

Certification and legality in Forestry

Climate Change and Global Carbon Markets



 

Department of Tourism and Business

Tourism is recognised as the world’s largest industry. However in PNG there are only 200,000 visits per year to PNG, with the average spend per visitor being 13,000 Kina. Only 54,000 of these are on holiday, mostly Diving, Cruise-ships or Trekking. 50% of Visitors to PNG are from Australia. But less than 1% of Australians visit PNG. The government have recognised that there is massive potential for growth in the local tourism industry. But this potential will only be realised if we produce graduates with an understanding of the international tourism market. Our Department of Tourism and Business offers four courses aimed at producing these graduates.

Advanced Diploma in Sustainable International Tourism (offers from 2019) 
This is a three year full time undergraduate course. Students can leave the course with a Diploma after having successfully completed the second year.

Degree/Honours Degree in Sustainable International Tourism (offers from 2019) 
This is a four year full time undergraduate course. Students are selected for entry into the third year of the Degree programme based on their marks in the second year of the Diploma of Sustainable International Tourism which must equal or exceed 65%. High achieving students can gain an honours degree after completing a dissertation in year four.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

ICT for Natural Resources

Applied Mathematics

Health and Safety at Work

Contemporary Case Studies in International Tourism

Introduction to Marketing

The Tourism Industry

Introduction to Business and Management

Contemporary Case Studies in Tourism within PNG

Consumer behaviour

Destination and Attraction Management

English Language skills

Customer Satisfaction

Statistics

Work Experience Placement between year2 & 3

Small Business Planning

Adventure Tourism

Human Resources Management

Eco and wildlife Tourism

Research Methods

Tropical Seafood Sciecne

Visitor Management

Rural Economics and Planning

Foreign Language Skills

Tour Management

 

Industry Project
or Research Project I

Entrepreneurship

Hospitality & Catering

Sustainable Tourism

Being a tour guide

Current Issues in Natural Resources
or Research Project II

Marketing Management

Working with local communities

Health and Overseas Visitors

Security, consumer concerns & customer care


 

 

 


DOSE enrols students for 2018

The University’s matriculation studies arm, Department of Self Education (DOSE), commenced enrolling students for 2018.

Established in 2009, the department provides a second opportunity for students unable to continue their studies after Grade 10 or 12 to go to University after upgrading their grades in subjects that are externally examined. Students presently in Grade 10 can also take DOSE subjects as a means of preparation for Grade 11 and 12 subjects, especially in subjects they are
weak in. 

Those wishing to obtain more information about DOSE and its courses can call our DOSE curriculum & materials development officer on 983 9144.