Science at the University of Melbourne attracts the best and brightest from around Australia and internationally. Taking in research and teaching in the biological, chemical and physical sciences, we offer a range of degrees, with over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Bring your passion for science and engineering, and join our scientific leaders in the search for solutions to today's most challenging problems.

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Why study science at Melbourne?

When you study science at Melbourne, you'll be joining the best and brightest students from around Australia and the world.

Whether you're starting out with a Bachelor of Science, taking your professional career to the next level with a coursework-based Masters, or focusing on research with a PhD or research Masters, you'll learn from staff at the forefront of their field.

We rank #1 in Australia for Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Statistics, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Computer Science. In all fields of science, we rank in the top 3 in Australia, and in the world's top 50. (QS World University Rankings, 2017)

And while we're talking rankings, in Melbourne, you'll be living in the heart of the world's most livable city (The Economist, 2017).

We offer a comprehensive range of science areas, so you can tailor your studies to suit your goals. And we know that university-based learning is only half the story. We offer industry internship placements, internship subjects, field trips and opportunities for overseas study.

Welcome! Here you'll find the Faculty of Science's resources for current students.

For any enquiries about your course, get in touch with Stop 1.

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Don't forget to read our e-newsletters, BSci-NEWS and GradSci-NEWS, sent to all current students.

To stay up to date between editions, like our Science Student News page on Facebook.

We are one of the most highly regarded science faculties in Australia, and throughout our history have been recognised internationally for our role in expanding the frontiers of knowledge for the betterment of society.

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Professor Karen Day - Dean of Science

Comprising seven schools, the Faculty offers a range of undergraduate, honours, graduate and research degrees; enrolling over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

We have a history of leadership in research, innovation, teaching and learning and play an important role in Australia's participation in the global knowledge economy.

The Faculty of Science is a thriving, passionate and internationally networked community. We are proud of who we are and our achievements.

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