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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.