Top 1% worldwide for life sciences


Top 1% of universities worldwide 


Top 1% worldwide for ecology


World leader in environmental research


Award-winning university career service 


Cutting-edge facilities


Find a science degree

Want to help find solutions to the world’s biggest issues? From climate change to stem cell research to forensic crime solving – a Deakin science degree will put you on the path to your dream career.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Discover the best pathway to your dream degree at Deakin

Diploma of Science at Deakin College

Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. Successfully complete an eight or 12-month Diploma of Science at Deakin College and move straight into the second year of Deakin University’s Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability), Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology), Bachelor of Forensic Science or Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science.

International pathway program: Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC), Sri Lanka

If you are interested in Deakin’s science, biomedical science, environmental science or forensic science bachelor degrees, you can complete your first year of study as an on-campus student at Deakin’s partner institution, Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC) .You will study Deakin curriculum delivered by a combination of RIC and Deakin staff. The credit you earn through your study at RIC will be applied toward a Deakin degree that you will complete through studies in Australia.

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International pathway program: Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L), Indonesia

Complete the first three years of your Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Biotechnology at the International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L) and earn credit toward the final year of Deakin’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science. After successfully completing your studies in Australia, you will graduate with a double degree.

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Looking for a science degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Our science degrees are informed by industry and taught in cutting-edge facilities, preparing you for your dream career.

Gain an industry advantage

At Deakin, we give you the chance to apply the knowledge you learn in your degree in real life situations. Industry-based learning opportunities and real-world projects offer you valuable experience that relate directly to your chosen field.

Be taught by world-class teachers

Our teaching and research staff are experts in their fields and teach based on the latest scientific insights. It’s not surprising that Deakin is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide for life sciences and ecology.

Graduate with an employment advantage

Deakin is ranked in the top 1% worldwide for life sciences and medicine due to our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Professional recognition

Deakin is the only Australian university – and the first in the Asia-Pacific region – to offer professionally accredited forensic science courses.

Top professional roles in science

There are projected to be 121,000 roles for science professionals by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections:

  • 28,600 jobs for medical laboratory scientists
  • 23,600 jobs for environmental scientists
  • 15,000 jobs for chemists, and food and wine scientists
  • 12,100 jobs for life scientists.

The facilities provided by Deakin are out of this world. There is no reason for you to not reach your full potential with the help you get from this university.

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

World-class teaching

Our industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning prepares you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Immerse yourself in first-class facilities

Discover our state-of-the-art science labs, purpose-built crime scene training facility, aquaculture facilities and high-tech biomedical research laboratories. Deakin’s Geelong Technology Precinct features the latest research capabilities in materials, biotechnology, chemistry and environmental engineering. The Deakin Genomics Centre is a state-of-the-art DNA sequencing facility that helps support our teaching programs and research activities.

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Shape your studies to suit your interests

Choose how you want to study science based on your passions and career goals. Undertake a general science degree or choose a more specialised path in biomedical, forensic, marine or zoology and animal science.

If you want to pair your interest in science with other areas, you can also combine your science studies with arts, commerce, law or teaching.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 Victorian university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.

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Kickstart your science career with Deakin’s Bachelor of Science

Love science but unsure about committing to a specialist degree like chemistry or marine science? Deakin's Bachelor of Science might be your perfect fit.

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