Welcome to the School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor Guang Shi - Head of SchoolThe School is ambitious in its scope, encompassing a wide range of disciplines from biomedical science to environmental management. These two fields are at the ends of a continuum which has at its central point the biology of living organisms. We aspire to be Australia's best school of life and environment, known for outstanding teaching and research at the cutting edge of the interface between the physical, biological and environmental sciences.

This breadth of activity means that our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses are able to cover a wide range of exciting and novel areas, including:

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Bachelor of Biological Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Forensic Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)
  • Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science

Postgraduate Courses:

  • Biotechnology

These courses have been designed based upon prospective student interest and employer feedback to provide exciting and enjoyable learning experiences and marketable professional skills. They are delivered by a team of highly qualified and experienced Staff, many of whom have been rewarded with University, national and international prizes for their excellence in teaching and research.

Our breadth also means that our Research Program, which attracts about Four million dollars annually, can focus on national research priorities that are important for the future social, economic and environmental development and well-being of Australia and the world. Much of our research is conducted in partnership with government departments, industry and leading international scientists, and are funded by nationally and internationally competitive granting agencies. Our ambitious and cutting-edge research programs are clustered around five existing research strength areas:

  • Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Marine and Freshwater Science
  • Palaeobiology and Global Change
  • Ecophysiology, Sensory Ecology and Behaviour
  • Biomolecular Sciences
  • Chemistry and Forensic Sciences

We are excited about the extensive suite of our courses and our expanding research program. I invite you to visit our website and find out more about our teaching and our research. I hope that your visit is stimulating, informative and helps you in seeking answers to questions you might have.

Professor Guang Shi
Head of School


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