- 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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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
- Revealed: The billion-year soundbite
Einstein was right all along. The discovery of gravitational waves proves the universe is talking to us – and listening to it will take us to places we’ve never been beforeScience Matters on Pursuit
- Photo Gallery
See what's been happening in the Faculty of ScienceView
- The not-so-plain Nullarbor
Today it’s one of the driest spots in Australia, but just a few million years ago the Nullarbor was flush with trees and plants and had four times as much rainScience Matters on Pursuit
- Moving with the power of thought
A device the size of a matchstick, implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex, could one day help paralysed people move their limbsNews
- Why don’t humans have tails?
Yes, there is a good tale behind the disappearance of tails from monkeys to humansScience Matters on Pursuit
- Top 10 ways to give nature a helping hand
Victorians are being urged to help nature adapt to new conditions under climate change through a new 10-point guideNews
- Leadership study shows that age beats height
New research out of the University of Melbourne suggests that when it comes to good leadership at the Olympic level, age trumps physical statureNews
- Vale Professor Peter HallNews
- Discovered: A treasure trove of new fish
Researchers have found 20 new species of freshwater fish in the remote Kimberley region - and had to fend off an angry crocodile in the processScience Matters on Pursuit
Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pmStem Cells on the Scientific Frontier: Hopes for Cures and Scientific RealitiesEvent
Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pmBioSciences Seminar - Is ecology rocket science? Its range from the difficult-simple to the impossib...Event
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Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pmBioSciences Seminar - Hybrid zones and the 'genic' view of speciesEvent
Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pmBioSciences Seminar - The Evolution of Molecular Methods in Microbial EcologyEvent
Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pmBioSciences Seminar - Synthetic plant biology: Light-driven production of structurally complex diter...Event
Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:30pmPushing Back the Frontiers of Biological Science in AustraliaEvent
Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pmBurnley Festival and Alumni DayEvent
Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pmBioSciences Seminar - Where are all the small peptides and what might they do?Event
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
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…