Rainfall is on the rise in northwest Australia
Warming oceans have altered a common weather pattern that brings monsoon rains across northern Australia, causing a massive increase in rainfall in the northwest.
At the University of Melbourne, our Faculty of Science is a global leader across fundamental and applied scientific research and education.
Our strength is our breadth of expertise. Comprising seven schools, we offer a range of undergraduate, honours, graduate and research degrees, teaching more than 15,000 students. This depth of knowledge positions us to better understand, explore and impact our world within a truly comprehensive Faculty of Science.
Our faculty at a glance
Science begins with curiosity, and our researchers are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles to the solar system. Our state-of-the-art facilities and strong culture of industry collaboration ensure we are at the forefront of finding solutions to the issues that matter most.
Flexible and respected teaching
We are dedicated to delivering transformative educational outcomes, underpinned by research, and an inclusive and inspiring student experience. Our programs range from our globally distinctive undergraduate degrees to our Masters, PhD, Diploma and Certificate courses.
We sit across six of the University’s seven campuses – Parkville, Dookie, Burnley, Creswick, Shepparton and Werribee. This provides us with a unique perspective that is beneficial to our teaching and research, providing greater learning experiences for our students.
What makes Science at Melbourne different?
Cutting-edge research and commentary
We are thought leaders who positively impact the community locally and globally, addressing major societal issues from climate change to animal disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.
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.
Our students and alumni
We train students with the knowledge and intellectual flexibility to drive the industries of tomorrow and lead across all levels of society. Meet our diverse undergraduate and graduate students and see where science has taken our alumni.