Choose from over 30 study areas across the physical, natural and human sciences. Each study area offers a variety of courses, programs, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and research opportunities.
Study the structure of the human body. Anatomy embraces the separate but strongly related disciplines of gross anatomy, histology, embryology, neuroanatomy and biological anthropology.
Prepare for a successful career in the aviation industry. We offer flying programs for those looking to become pilots and aviation management programs for those pursuing a corporate role in the industry.
Develop technologies for analysing and interpreting genetic information. Bioinformatics merges computer science and statistics and applies these disciplines to the goals of molecular biology.
Biology is the science of life. Biologists explore how living organisms function, grow, evolve and relate to one another and the environment in which they live.
Explore the various biological processes used to make products and perform services. Biotechnology is used for the production of food, industrial chemicals, development of improved crops and livestock for farming, environmental clean-up, forensics and the production of pharmaceuticals.
Study the world from the ground up with chemistry – from the sub-atomic, atomic and molecular to the spectacular. Whether you're looking to dive deep into quantum chemistry or have a passion for synthesising new products, the opportunities in chemistry are vast.
Explore the structure and dynamics of the Earth's climate system. Climate science explores the processes that change global, regional and local climates over time. It's a multidisciplinary area of study, which draws upon theory from a variety of domains including climate, oceanography, atmospheric science, ecosystems, carbon cycle, terrestrial processes, climate impacts, energy policy, climate model evaluation and palaeoclimatology.
Data scientists have become one of the most in-demand professionals globally because they have the unique skills to unlock hidden insights within data. Learn how to compile, interpret and act on data in ways that make a big impact.
Earth science explores the nature and evolution of our planet covering everything from the structure of natural crystals and formation of fossils to the powerful forces that drive earthquakes and volcanoes and move continents across the globe.
Explore how various organisms including mammals, invertebrates, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, plants and microbes interact with one another and with their environment. You’ll discover a diverse range of ecosystems from the ocean to the desert and learn about approaches to conservation and natural resource management.
The world is facing many critical environmental challenges such as climate change, pollution and biodiversity decline. By studying environmental management, you'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to help you create sustainable solutions to global problems.
Food science involves the understanding of fundamental sciences and the application of this knowledge from paddock to plate. It involves the study of production, handling, processing, preservation, distribution and marketing, through to consumption and utilisation by consumers.
Genetics is the study of the behaviour of the genes that are fundamental to all living organisms. In humans and all other species, genes influence every characteristic, from chemistry to appearance to behaviour to disease. Because genes affect every characteristic of every organism, each new development in genetics has far-reaching consequences.
Study the Earth’s landscapes, people, places and environments. You'll learn how natural and built environments function and change over time.
Explore all aspects of the marine environment, from biology to geology and the many sciences in between. Marine and coastal science can be studied with an emphasis on biology, earth sciences, climatology or oceanography.
Everything we use is made of materials, yet only a handful of these materials occur naturally. The rest have been microscopically engineered originally by nature, but increasingly by materials scientists and engineers. Materials science and engineering is the foundation for creating high-performance components and devices from metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for use in society.
Mathematics underpins all corners of science and technology. Mathematics specialisations can be broadly categorised into:
Medicinal chemistry involves the development of new pharmaceutical agents, from concept to clinic. It's an exciting, rapidly-expanding area within the broad discipline of chemistry that has seen enormous growth recently both within Australia and globally.
Study the smallest forms of life - bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa. These fascinating organisms impact on our lives in many ways. They turn the biological wheels on earth and are responsible for the sustainability of life.
Explore molecular structures, the processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction and development of living organisms. Cell biology studies the basic unit of life, the cell, including:
Explore the biological and behavioural aspects of the nervous system. Neuroscience has two primary goals: to understand and explain the physical basis of behaviour and consciousness; and to understand and treat diseases of the nervous system such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Delve into the study of diseases at the genetic, molecular, cellular and organ levels. Pathology is also a medical specialty that focuses on making diagnoses, but contrary to popular belief, it's not all about blood tests.
Discover the effect that drugs have on living tissues and the normal body functions of humans and animals.
Measure, model and predict the processes that form the oceanic and atmospheric system. These processes range from waves and deep ocean currents to cyclones, dust storms and climate change.
Physics is the study of the laws of nature that govern the behaviour of the universe, from sub-atomic particles to the galaxies. It applies these laws to the solution of practical and theoretical problems and to the development of new technologies. The study of physics can take you from cosmology and astrophysics to exploring quantum computing, nanotechnology, big data and the history of the universe.
Physiology is all about what makes human bodies work including how the organs function, how humans grow and develop, how humans sustain bodily functions and what happens to these processes during disease and ageing.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. It's a broad field that includes brain-behaviour relationships, the processes of perceiving, learning, memory and thinking, the assessment of abilities and attitudes, the origins of personality and emotional states, and the nature and effects of social interactions with other people.
If you're interested in understanding how to model the random behaviour of the world we work and live in, whether it be the environment, the economy or society, then statistical science is the right option for you.
Study the sensory processes that underlie vision and vision-related technologies. A major in vision science will prepare you to work with ophthalmic industries in the development of new technologies, diagnostic instruments and patient care options.