Researchers from the Faculty of Science are changing the world. Whether it's working to provide life-changing nutrition to a billion people, cooling our cities with green roofs, making any surface a solar panel, or saving lives at birth, it's all Made Possible by Melbourne.
- Research Themes
Our research is driven by respected research leaders, with 11 themes across eight core research disciplines.Explore
Our Schools and institutes are the engine rooms of our research.Learn more
- Facilities and research centres
Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research centres create the critical mass required for the discovery and development of solutions designed to address society's major issues.Learn more
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Enrich Your Studies
Enhance your university experience by learning more about academic skills, internship subjects, research project subjects, student societies and clubs, studying abroad and exchange, and volunteering and leadership.
Awards, Prizes & Scholarships
The Faculty of Science awards program recognises teachers and researchers, as well as students at undergraduate and graduate level.
Many of the Faculty's awards are supported by trust funds established through the foresight of generous benefactors. Others are provided annually by industry partners and supporters through donations and sponsorships.
Careers in Science
As a Bachelor of Science student you may wonder what career pathways are open to you once you have graduated, and if you need to continue with honours or postgraduate study.
Meet our Students
Meet our Science Ambassadors, and read about our diverse Undergrads, Postgrads and Alumni.
With teaching and research expertise based on over 150 years of pioneering scientific discovery, our degrees are designed to empower students to apply scientific thinking and analysis to issues that impact on the world today and are the challenges of tomorrow. Our entry standards are among the highest in Australia, creating a study environment that nurtures the best from our students.
Spanning the sciences, health sciences, technology and engineering, the Bachelor of Science can be tailored to suit individual strengths and career goals, enabling you to explore a range of interests before refining your choices later in the degree.VIEW
- Certificates & Diplomas
Our Certificates and Diplomas develop and enhance your abilities in oral and written communication, critical thinking, numeracy and problem solving. Some courses offer research experience and experience with laboratory techniques.VIEW
- Graduate Coursework
Our Master of Science degrees offer advanced research training, specialised coursework studies and professional skills development; while our professional masters degrees offer training that is focused on skills relevant to industry, business & government.VIEW
- Graduate Research & PhD
With over 400 researchers and 500 graduate research students, we are at the forefront of investigator research in Australia and around the world. Our programs allow a student to study a specific subject area in great detail.VIEW
- Making molecules dance by DNP and celebrating the arrival of the ‘gyrotron’News
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See what's been happening in the Faculty of ScienceView
- New chemistry PhD opportunitiesNews
- Breakthrough in treatment for preeclampsiaNews
- Chemistry professor awarded Australia Day honourThe Guardian
- In2science peer mentors acknowledged for their workNews
- BSc students inspire and entertain high schools with science experienceNews
- Lloyd Hollenberg awarded 2016 RSV Research MedalNews
- Science students awarded scholarshipsNews
- Green roofs the way to cool down the futureScience Matters on Pursuit
- Tiger Mosquitos could arrive to Australia with diseasesScience Matters on Pursuit
- Printable and flexible solar panels are the futureScience Matters on Pursuit
- Go Figure: why do humans show the whites of our eyes?Science Matters on Pursuit
- Frogs and the CityScience Matters on Pursuit
- A tiny solution for a big problemScience Matters on Pursuit
- How urban living is impacting weather routinesScience Matters on Pursuit
- Hidden stories in Madagascar Science Matters on Pursuit
- Research supporting Mildura’s ‘hidden farmers’News
- Science wins big in ARC funding roundNews
- Assoc/Prof Tim Dempster teams up with Four CornersNews
- Professor Madeleine van Oppen featured on CatalystABC
- Science PhD students shine in thesis competitionNews
- Prof Jon Barnett named new Fellow of the Academy of Social SciencesNews
- Celebration for Ruth Fincher's contribution to geographyNews
- Humans can make rockfalls from earthquakes more dangerousNews
- ARC funding for new Centre of Excellence in Exciton ScienceNews
- Turbulence: It's not as dangerous as you thinkScience Matters on Pursuit
- Associate Professor James McCaw wins Eureka awardNews
- Professor David Karoly causes media waveNews
- Hope and grief for our environmental futureScience Matters on Pursuit
- Stories from the Indian HimalayasScience Matters on Pursuit
- Planting the seeds of sovereigntyScience Matters on Pursuit
- Yes, Aussie swimmers choked in RioScience Matters on Pursuit
- Faculty of Science students awarded Royal Society of Victoria prizesNews
- Faculty of Science academics honouredNews
- 2016 Woodward Medal goes to mathematical geneticist Stephen LeslieNews
- Empty calories no more
A biofortified rice high in iron and zinc is set to combat hidden hunger in developing countriesScience Matters on Pursuit
- Professor Mike Sandiford named Redmond Barry Distinguished ProfessorNews
Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pmThe artifice of flowers: Linking pollinator behaviour and floral evolutionSeminar/Forum
Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pmAustralian electricity supply industry - lessons for a prospective energy transitionSeminar/Forum metrics;industry;Electricity;Energy;Science;
Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pmThe Dark and the Life: The Four Big Questions of Twenty First Century AstrophysicsFree Public Lecture
Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pmInsufficient transparency in ecology, evolution, and beyond: problems and solutionsSeminar/Forum
Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:00pmLessons from Australia’s AnimalsFree Public Lecture habitat;fauna;Conservation;Environment;Australia;Science;Animals;
For over 100 years, our Faculty of Science has been recognised internationally for our role in expanding the frontiers of knowledge for the betterment of society. Guided by the University of Melbourne's strategy of Growing Esteem, our community of staff and students continue to contribute strongly in each of the three important elements of a world-class university:
Research – our researchers operate at the highest levels internationally across a breadth of disciplines, contributing to the store of human knowledge, finding applications that benefit society and informing teaching programs which position our students for the international market place.
Learning and Teaching – attracting the best and brightest from around Australia and internationally, Science at Melbourne offers a broad range of disciplines to prepare scientists and professionals for the challenges of tomorrow.
Engagement – by engaging with industry, schools and our community locally and around the world, our staff, students and alumni are able to define, analyse and help solve complex issues in science and business.
We are proud of who we are and our achievements.
Dean, Faculty of Science
Read more about the Faculty of Science, Associate Deans and Faculty leadership team.
The Faculty of Science values strong relationships with our alumni, industry, government, donors and the wider community.
We actively engage the wider community through events, social media, public lectures and schools programs. We are committed to bringing science to the community and creating excitement about scientific research and discovery.
We invite all friends and supporters of the Faculty of Science to engage with us and help us to continue being Australia's leading scientific teaching and research hub.
Stay connected with a community of over 49,000 Science Alumni. Being a valued member of our community does not stop at graduation. Alumni contribute to the vibrancy of university life and the student experience.
- Giving to Science
We sincerely thank alumni and friends who have supported us. Your support enables us to fund scholarships for students and opportunities for our researchers.
- Science in Schools
Providing high quality communications to secondary school audiences about courses, careers and graduate outcomes, professional development for science teachers, and activities and programs for future students, parents and careers practitioners.
There are many ways in which an organisation can collaborate with Science at Melbourne. Contract research and collaborative research are just a few of the ways…
- Global Opportunities
The Faculty of Science aims to make a genuine contribution to the discovery of new knowledge and technologies through collaborative partnerships with local and international academic, industry and government partners