Top 1% worldwide for life sciences and medicine


Top 1% worldwide for ecology


1st in Australia to offer accredited forensic science courses


Top 1% of universities worldwide


World leader in environmental and biological science research


Victoria's #1 university for teaching quality


Victoria's #1 university for student support


#1 Victorian university for student satisfaction


Gain an industry advantage

Work on real-world case studies and gain valuable industry experience through industry based learning opportunities.This gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in your degree, experience workplace culture and practices, explore career options, and develop your professional networks.

Learn from the best

Learn from teaching and research staff who are experts in their fields, with coursework based on the latest scientific insights. Deakin is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for Life Science and Medicine* and Ecology.^

Tailor your studies to suit your interests

How you study science at Deakin depends on your interests and career aspirations. Study a general science degree, with many interesting and diverse study areas. Choose a specialty area from cell biology and genomics through to chemistry and environmental science and design a program for the direction you want to take. Alternatively choose a specialist science degree – in biomedical, forensic, marine or zoology and animal science.


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.

Deakin College’s Diploma of Science pathway

Deakin College is a pathway to Deakin University for students who do not meet the academic entry requirements for their Deakin University degree, or who need to bridge the gap between previous study and university. Deakin College offers an eight or twelve month Diploma of Science as a pathway 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.

As a Deakin University preferred partner provider, choosing to study at Deakin College means you are taking the first step in preparing yourself for your Deakin University degree, while gaining access to many of the same facilities and resources available to Deakin University students.

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Learn in outstanding facilities

Studying at Deakin gives you access to cutting-edge technology and the very best in 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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The facilities provided by Deakin University 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

From Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC), Sri Lanka to Deakin, Australia

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, RIC. 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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Science and Biomedical Science at Deakin

Hear from two Deakin students as they reveal their passion for Science and Biomedical Science, the diverse study opportunities available and the benefits of the hands-on, practical approach at Deakin.

Life and Environmental Science facilities

Explore Deakin University'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..

How to apply: international students

Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.

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