Deakin Biological Science students learn in a modern teaching environment and gain hands-on experience by participating in laboratory, field and project work. They have access to first-class infrastructure and facilities and are taught by lecturers who are active researchers in their chosen field of biology.
All campuses at Deakin University have state-of-the-art teaching facilities and laboratories and offer a vibrant social atmosphere. Deakin’s lecturers are active within their profession and provide valuable knowledge and understanding of the field. The Melbourne Campus at Burwood has research programs in Human Genetics, Cancer Biology, Physiology, Nutrition and Exercise Science. The Biomedical Science program at the Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds has close links with the new Deakin postgraduate medical school, biomedical research laboratories, and cutting edge research being conducted at the Geelong Technology Precinct.
Deakin’s Environmental Management course gives students use of first-class facilities including the teaching and computer laboratories, where students can develop their skills as future environmental managers.The location of the Melbourne Campus at Burwood provides easy access to the study of interactions between people and the environment in urban and industrial settings, as well as the ecosystems of nearby coastal and rural areas.
Forensic Science students use the very latest technology to convert the clues collected from a crime scene into evidence admissible in a court of law. They have access to a forensic crime scene room and full suite of forensic instrumentation for learning and research that is unique within the Victorian tertiary sector. These instruments include the Applied Biosystems 3130 DNA Analyser and Electrostatic Detection Apparatus.
Freshwater Biology students have access to first-class facilities including a state-of-the-art fish culture system and small fleet of boats. The course is offered at the Warrnambool Campus where students are within easy reach of rivers and estuaries. Through elective study options, students have the opportunity to add an understanding of marine systems, including tropical environments, to their freshwater knowledge.
Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including the exciting remotely operated Underwater Vehicle. The vehicle will this year allow images generated on the sea floor to be beamed into the classroom, providing a window into the underwater environment.
Deakin Science students learn in a modern teaching environment and gain hands-on experience by participating in laboratory, field and project work. They have access to first-class infrastructure and facilities that include recently refurbished laboratories.
Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Deakin students have access to first-class facilities and infrastructure including the Geographic Information Systems lab and wildlife trapping and tracking technology.
At Burwood they are also within easy reach of numerous government organisations and a diversity of ecosystems within southern Victoria.