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Tackle the planet’s biggest challenges
A career in science is a career for the future. Improve the world around you, and for generations to come, by studying science at Deakin. You’ll gain more than a degree when you study science at Deakin. With hands-on learning, industry collaboration and expert teaching staff, you’ll be well prepared for an exciting future career. You’ll also have access to some of the most modern and sophisticated facilities in the world, like the Geelong Technology Precinct at our Geelong Waurn Ponds campus. Housing the latest capabilities in materials, biotechnology, chemistry and environmental engineering, you’ll get practical, hands-on experience while being immersed in world-leading research and innovation.
Disciplines within sciences
Courses within Sciences
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)
Bachelor of Forensic Science
Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology
Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science
Doctor of Philosophy (Biology and Chemistry)
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science)
Doctor of Philosophy (Health and Disease)
Doctor of Philosophy (Health)
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)
Master of Applied Science (Health and Disease)
Master of Applied Science (Health)
Master of Science (Biology and Chemical Sciences)
Master of Science (Environmental Science)
Master of Science (Information Technology)
Explore the possibilities that science offers
Gain more than a degree when studying science at Deakin. Our hands-on, practical and flexible approach – along with industry collaboration and expert teaching staff – prepares you for your science career ahead.
Design your own degree
Our Bachelor of Science offers flexibility, with 10 possible study areas – from biology and chemistry through to mathematical modelling and environmental science. Want to expand your career path further? Combine your science studies with arts, commerce, law or teaching.
More than just a qualification
Get real-world experience through innovative and practical programs, and develop the skills employers want. Our work-integrated learning program can help you incorporate a full or part-time industry placement that's credited towards your degree.
Research and teaching excellence
Our teaching and research staff are experts in their fields, with broad international links and experiences. Much of our science research is conducted in partnership with government departments, industry and leading international scientists.
Science and biomedical science at Deakin
Hear from two students as they reveal their passion for science and biomedical science, the diverse study opportunities and the benefits of the hands-on, practical approach at Deakin.
Life and environmental science facilities
Explore Deakin's life and environmental science facilities at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, featuring modern labs and equipment, and the ability to conduct practical work in the natural reserve and creek right by campus.
Gain professional accreditation
Deakin is the first university in Australia, and the only university in the Asia-Pacific region, to offer a professionally accredited forensic science degree. The Bachelor of Forensic Science is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in the UK.
Deakin is continuously improving its teaching laboratories and spaces to ensure we provide high-quality practical experiences befitting the needs of the modern scientist. Our environment students have access to industry-standard facilities and equipment.
Students are able to seek out opportunities for real-world experience in labs, both within and outside of the uni.
Associate Professor/Course Director, Bachelor of Forensic Science
*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)