Study science in Australia

Science at Deakin University, Australia

At Deakin University, Australia, you will gain more than a degree when studying science. Our hands-on, practical and flexible approach – along with industry collaboration and expert teaching staff – prepares you for your career.

Our teaching and research staff are experts in their fields with broad international links and experiences. Much of our research is conducted in partnership with government departments, industry and leading international scientists.

Deakin University has maintained the highest level of overall student satisfaction among the Australian state of Victoria's universities for the last nine years.*
*AGS 2010–2015 and GOS, QILT survey 2016–2018.


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide**
**ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–19)

Biomedical science

As a graduate of biomedical science at Deakin, apart from studying medicine you will be able to start your career straight away in a variety of health-related industries including medical research, genetic engineering, the pharmaceutical industry and laboratory technology.

We also offer three preferential places into Deakin’s Doctor of Medicine for international students who meet the admission criteria and have successfully completed our Bachelor of Biomedical Science.


As a Deakin science student, you gain experience through innovative practical programs. This means you will get to undertake work experience within industry during your studies. This will give you the opportunity to develop your networks and explore career options in a real-life setting before you graduate.

Biotechnology and bioinformatics

This cutting-edge course provides hands-on experience with the latest techniques in biotechnology and bioinformatics research as well as bio-processing and production technologies. You will gain experience operating analytical equipment and cell culture bioreactors similar to those in industrial-scale production facilities.

Science degrees

Find out more about studying a science degree at Deakin or select a degree from the tables below.

Undergraduate science degrees

Postgraduate science degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of scholarship, degree and unit offerings.

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.

Aayushree from Nepal, Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

'To ensure we get an idea of real world discoveries and undertakings, we had guest lecturers who presented about the research conducted in their company. So, the information we were provided was not limited to text books, and it incorporated real life examples and happenings – which makes this course more realistic and interesting.'

Discover Aayushree's story on Deakin's Navigator blog

Environmental science

Whether you are interested in marine biology, environmental management or wildlife conservation, we offer a range of specialised degrees for you to choose from. Our environment degrees take you out of the classroom to give you the hands-on experience that is highly sought by employers.

Find out more about our environment and sustainability courses

Deakin in your country

We have staff all over the world who can help you decide if Deakin is right for you. They can also help you complete and lodge your application. Meet up in person, or get in touch over the phone or email.

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