Our schools

Eight schools exploring the foundations of science and pushing the frontiers of research.

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Our eight UNSW Science schools are home to world-leading academics and globally recognised research centres and institutes. Our students benefit from this collective expertise, receiving best practice education methods in a campus environment that is both engaging and stimulating.


As a student, you’ll gain the crucial skills and knowledge to prepare you for your future career, learning from some of the world leaders across a broad range of scientific subject areas. You can choose to study from 16 undergraduate degrees and a wide range of postgraduate degrees. We also offer bridging courses, honours degrees and postgraduate research options.

Aviation

Australia’s only standalone university aviation school combines leading research, world-class facilities and practical teaching to create graduates ready to take on global opportunities within the sector.

Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences (BABS)

One of the largest and most prestigious schools of scientific research and teaching in Australia, covering genomics and bioinformatics, microbiology and microbiomes, and molecular and cell biology.

Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences (BEES)

The national voice for the natural world: from microbes to whales, from mountaintops to ocean depths, we explore the biological and the physical.

Chemistry

Our school is a leading centre for both teaching and research excellence in chemistry in Australia – developing cutting-edge knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Materials Science & Engineering

One of Australia’s top-ranked materials schools, where students benefit from the many opportunities offered via our deep industry connections and world-class facilities.

Mathematics & Statistics

Boasting an unusually high level of international collaboration, our school’s programs cover a wide spectrum of courses in pure and applied mathematics, and statistics.

Physics

One of the leading physics departments in Australia. Our teaching and research staff are at the forefront of exploration, training the next generation of physicists within a strong research culture.

Psychology

Our school offers one of the most interesting and challenging areas of scientific enquiry, covering a diverse range of topics from social behaviour to the causes and treatment of psychological disorders.