From oceanography to neuroscience, biotech to quantum physics, a science degree unlocks a world of career possibilities.

85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't been invented yet.* While the future of work is uncertain, what we do know is that demand for STEM-skilled workers is growing across all industries.

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence, big data, climate science, energy solutions, quantum computing and healthcare are set to transform the jobs of tomorrow. With a UNSW science degree, you'll be prepared for whatever comes next. Forget what you thought you knew about science as we take you beyond the lab and equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to make an impact.


Jobs in STEM fields are predicted to grow by 14.2% - twice as fast as non-STEM jobs.**


More STEM graduates sit in the highest income bracket (over $104,000) in Australia than non-STEM graduates.***


Over 70% of Australian employers identify STEM-skilled employees as the most innovative.^

Why UNSW Science?

We've redesigned our science degrees to place your passions, purpose and potential at the centre of your student experience. 
  • Graduate career-ready: Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Research Integrated Learning (RIL) are embedded in our degrees, giving you the opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world context from year one. Track your professional development and showcase your skills to future employers using our new interactive platform, SciConnect.
  • Gain a globally recognised degree: UNSW is one of the top 20 universities in the world1 and number one in Australia for employment outcomes.2 We're also ranked in the top 50 universities globally across eight science subjects including Environmental Sciences (#33), Psychology (#30), Mathematics (#44), Geology (#30), Geophysics (#31), Materials Science (#30), Earth & Marine Science (#33) and Anatomy (#40).3
  • Join a global community that's working together to build a better future: At UNSW Science, we believe that your degree isn't just about what you learn in the classroom - it's also an opportunity to find your place in the science community, explore your passions and be supported as you pursue your personal and professional goals.

Explore our new degrees

No matter which scientific field you pursue, this degree will provide you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to make a meaningful impact.

Explore degree

Through immersive research experiences and an embedded honours year, this degree will prepare you to become a leader in your field and empower you to build a better future. 

Explore degree


  • Science involves studying the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation, investigation and experimentation.

    Science is often stereotyped as being a field dominated by white lab coats, test tubes and equations. But this is no longer the status quo as science encompasses a broad range of disciplines. From healthcare to energy to technology, science is finding solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.

  • You’ve probably heard the term ‘STEM’ in relation to science. The full form of STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is an acronym that captures any subjects that fall under these four disciplines.

  • Science is a broad domain that encompasses many different disciplines. You can study a single major or broaden your knowledge base with a double major or complementary minor.

    Our flexible degree structure enables you to explore different disciplines in your first year to find the field that's right for you. Explore our study area pages below. 

  • Scientific contributions have positively impacted almost every aspect of our lives. While science has evolved to encompass a diverse range of disciplines, our study areas can be broadly categorised into three main branches - the physical, natural and human sciences.

    The physical sciences study non-living matter and energy. Matter includes everything that can be seen or not seen. The natural sciences study the Earth, atmosphere and living things such as plants, animals and microorganisms. The human sciences explore how the human body works, including human behaviour.

  • A science education unlocks endless career possibilities by equipping you with a dynamic and in-demand skillset that can be applied to any industry. With a scientific mindset, you'll know what questions to ask and how to go about finding the answers.

    Our science graduates can be found in a range of interesting and rewarding careers across the globe. From medical breakthroughs to environmental sustainability, aviation management to data security, our distinguished alumni are making a meaningful impact across their communities and industries.

    Our study area pages delve into what each discipline is and the types of careers you can pursue in each field. Our STEM careers page explores the wide range of industries that science graduates can work in.

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