Whether you want to learn how to interpret a crime scene, understand and treat diseases or pursue your interest in the biology of animals, Deakin's courses in science have something for you.
Bachelor of Biological Science, 2009
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Employed: Biosecurity Leader - Incursion Control, Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
'At Deakin you're not just a number and the academics take a genuine interest in your studies. I was able to talk with academics who had expertise in areas that appealed to me, which helped me decide what subjects, work and volunteer experience would get me to where I wanted to go.
'I finished the DPI Graduate Program in December 2011 and am currently working as a Biosecurity Leader - Incursion Control. This involves looking into the best ways to respond to high-risk invasive plants and animals that may enter our state. Knowing that my work can make a difference is very rewarding.
My course has helped my career by providing me with knowledge and skills that made me suitable for a wide variety of roles within the workforce and I still consult with the professors from Deakin on various work-related subjects.'
What can I study?
Deakin's science courses provide you with a range of skills that are highly sought-after by employers. You can gain specialist knowledge, practical skills, the ability to think critically and solve problems, learn independently and be an effective team member.
Why study science at Deakin?
Learn in a modern teaching environment and gain hands-on experience by participating in laboratory, field and project work.
As well as access to first-class infrastructure and facilities, you will also enjoy the advantage of small class sizes and personal contact with our research-active staff.
Research and teaching excellence
Our teaching and research staff are experts in their fields, with broad international links and experiences.
Much of Deakin's research in science is conducted in partnership with government departments, industry and leading international scientists, and is funded by nationally and internationally competitive granting agencies.
As a Deakin science student you'll gain experience through innovative practical programs, including professional practice units, designed to develop the skills employers highly value and prepare you for real-life settings.
Our Work-Integrated Learning Program can enable you to incorporate a full or part-time industry placement that is credited towards your degree.
Career opportunities for science graduates
Graduates of our science courses have the opportunity to work in a wide range of fields, including agriculture, biotechnology, the general health and medical industry, pharmaceuticals, animal health, forensics, food technology and education.
They have the potential to be involved with scientific developments that hold the key to the future, with new breakthroughs being discovered every day.
Give yourself the competitive edge after graduation. Discover and live in a new country and make friends all around the world. With a Deakin Education Abroad program, your degree can take you where you want to go.
Exchange and Education Abroad programs are available to all students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing the new Global Science and Technology Program to help high-achieving students add an international experience to their studies.
- Undergraduate: Science careers booklet (PDF, 1.6 MB)
- Postgraduate and research: Science and environment study areas booklet (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- School of Life and Environmental Sciences
- School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
View all science courses at Deakin. Courses include but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Biological Science
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science
- Bachelor of Food and Nutrition
- Bachelor of Forensic Science
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science
- Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Forensic Science / Bachelor of Criminology
- Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Teaching (Science) / Bachelor of Science
Postgraduate by coursework
- Graduate Certificate of Applied Science
- Graduate Certificate of Biotechnology
- Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education
- Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition
- Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition
- Master of Applied Science
- Master of Dietetics
- Master of Biotechnology
- Master of Human Nutrition
Postgraduate by research
- Master of Science
- Doctor of Philosophy