Message from the Dean
With more than 160 years' experience in pioneering scientific thinking and analysis, we are recognised internationally for our role in expanding the frontiers of knowledge for the advancement of society.
As Australia's most comprehensive Science faculty, we offer 43 research disciplines and 50 courses. We are dedicated to delivering transformative educational outcomes and offer a range of undergraduate, honours, graduate and research degrees, enrolling more than 15,000 students. We are dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and thinkers.
Working collaboratively with industry and governments, we are a leading teaching and research hub. We are custodians of:
- Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute
- Office for Environmental Programs
- Melbourne Biodiversity Institute
- Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)
- Indigenous Knowledge Institute
- Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI)
- Mathematical Research Institute (MATRIX).
Importantly, our vision is to continually bring scientific thinking and curiosity to the world around us – to share it with communities and engage in conversations that find the answers to the biggest questions we face today.
Excellence comes in many forms. Diversity of thought, perspectives and disciplines is essential to deliver a globally leading science experience. At the core of our success is our focus on an inclusive environment for all in our community.
Start your Science at Melbourne journey today.
Professor Moira O'Bryan
Dean of Science
Seven schools, one mission
Our seven schools are the heart of teaching in the Faculty of Science and the engine rooms driving our research. Find detailed information on the schools, their people, and the amazing breadth of research and teaching they're involved in.
Indigenous research, engagement and inclusion in the Faculty of Science
See how the Faculty of Science is working to lead Indigenous research, engagement and knowledge through a shared endeavour to expand human scientific knowledge.
Diversity, inclusion and belonging in the Faculty of Science
Diversity and inclusion are key priorities for the Faculty of Science. Find out how the Faculty of Science is working to ensure diversity and equity and foster inclusion among our people.
Engage with us
Through school outreach programs, industry engagement, public lectures and events, we share our research and discoveries with our communities. With the help of our friends, supporters and alumni, we can continue being one of Australia's leading scientific teaching and research hubs.
Learn more about us
Scientific thinking at the University dates back 160 years, and in 1903 the Faculty of Science was established. Read more about our early pioneer thinking and discoveries that have paved the way for modern research.
Faculty of Science leadership team
The Faculty is led by the Dean and supported by the Leadership Team, including directors, heads of schools and associate deans.
Locations and facilities
The Faculty of Science sits across five of the University’s seven campuses – Parkville, Burnley, Creswick, Dookie and Werribee.
Contact the Faculty
If you're an academic, a current or potential student or a member of the media or the general public, find out how to get in touch with us.