Since 2008, the University of Melbourne has organised a field study subject, 'Forests in the Asia Pacific', for students in the Master of Forest Ecosystem Science. The students travel to Laos and Vietnam to explore the relationships between people and forests in the Asia Pacific region. The subject has also been taken by students in the Master of Environment and other programs.
In November 2015, with the support of Vice Chancellor's Fellow Professor Kate Auty, filmmakers Belinda Ensor and Joel Checkley joined part of the program and made a short film. It explores the experiences of past and current students and staff and highlights the importance of field-based learning in academic study.
- Research Themes
Our research is driven by respected research leaders, with ten themes across eight core research disciplines.Explore
Research partnerships and collaborations with a variety of organisations are an integral part of our research capability.Learn more
- Facilities, equipment & services
State-of-the-art facilities 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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Video: Canola Research - Blackleg Fungus
Course Planning and Advice
Planning your course, understanding your options, and being inspired by the opportunities in Science.
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
Our Graduate Ambassadors are current students in the Faculty of Science from across many different disciplines; they volunteer their time to help with a range of future student, alumni and current student activities.
How to get assistance for managing your enrolment: tips, links and helpful advice.
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 systems, 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 graduate science training that is focused on skills relevant to industry, business and 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
- Great Barrier Reef bleaching would be almost impossible without climate changeNews
- Photo Gallery
See what's been happening in the Faculty of ScienceView
- International award for bushfire scientist
Associate Professor Kevin Tolhurst has been awarded the International Association of Wildland Fire’s (IAWF) Ember AwardNews
- Industry projects leverage collaboration in molecular pathology and skin cancer diagnostics News
- Planting trees for the Earth
Campaigners want us to plant 7.8 billion trees to combat climate change. But what then?Science Matters on Pursuit
- Swapping guns for gardening
Returned WWII servicemen and women were given a fresh start through training in horticulture and gardening at BurnleyScience Matters on Pursuit
- Pistol and Boo saga a win for Australian biosecurity: Andrew Robinson tells SBS NewsNews
- Promiscuity may help some corals survive bleaching eventsNews
- Agreement on Point Nepean Research CentreNews
- Sky's the limit
Laby Fellow Jacinta den Besten is helping women to believe in themselves and succeed in scienceNews
- Trapping malaria in a gene net
The ability of this disease to mutate to nullify drugs is actually its downfallScience Matters on Pursuit
- Move it or lose it: exploiting genetic diversity to fight extinction
We need to think differently about species conservationScience Matters on Pursuit
- Video: A new way to save beesNews
- Governor of Victoria visits Bio21 InstituteNews
- A new planetarium show highlights two new frontiers in Australian astrophysicsScience Matters on Pursuit
- Climate change could put eucalypts at risk of death from air bubblesNews
- Six reasons behind our love of chocolate
We can explain this enduring food obsession with a little chemistryScience Matters on Pursuit
- PhD student goes from Madagascar to FameLabNews
- The Drain Scene Investigators
Melbourne water researchers have turned detectives to track down the source of pollution in our waterwaysScience Matters on Pursuit
Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pmBioSciences Seminar - Modeling the size spectrum: individuals to ecosystems, from bacteria to whalesEvent
Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:00pmGeography & Environmental Studies Seminar - Explorations of the Last Interglacial: insights from a s...Event
Thursday 12:00pm - 1:00pmChemistry Research Information SessionsEvent
Friday 9:30am - 10:30amSEFS Head of School Seminar - Applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in environmental resea...Event
Thursday 12:00pm - 1:00pmChemistry Research Information SessionsEvent
Friday 9:30am - 10:30amCreswick Seminar - Research and Monitoring in Victoria’s State forestsEvent
Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pmBioSciences Seminar - Where are all the small peptides and what might they do?Event
Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:45pmBlack Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer SpaceEvent
Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:30pmCitizens of the Anthropocene: community and polity in a changing climateEvent
Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:00pmFocus on ScienceEvent
Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pmIt's Hot in the City Tonight: Using GI to Mitigate Climate ChangeEvent
Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pmRumble in the (Urban) Jungle: Novel Science Research Driving Green CitiesEvent
Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pmUrban Plantings as Living Laboratories for Climate ChangeEvent
Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pmWhere People, Landscapes and Biodiversity CollideEvent
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…