Discover the science course for you

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 ready for an exciting career. Not sure what course you want to study? We’ve got you covered, explore our disciplines within 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.


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.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

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You can confidently choose Deakin. Our wide range of disciplines allow you to tailor your studies towards your passion and unique career aspirations. Explore what’s possible for your future.

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Explore our science courses and find out more about life at Deakin. Get more inspiration for your future career in a major growth sector.

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Choose a science degree that will get you work ready

You'll gain more than a degree when you study science at Deakin. Our hands-on, practical and flexible approach – along with industry collaboration and expert teaching staff – prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career.

Design your own degree

Our Bachelor of Science offers you flexibility. Choose a major 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.

Top professional roles in science

Natural and physical science professional roles are projected to grow by 19.7% to 155,200 jobs in 2033 according to Australian Government employment projections.* Get ahead and build your professional network while studying at Deakin.

  • 33,700 jobs for medical laboratory scientists
  • 33,600 jobs for environmental scientists
  • 17,300 jobs for science technicians
  • 12,700 jobs for life scientists
  • 11,900 jobs for chemists, and food and wine scientists.

Professional recognition

Deakin is the first university in the Asia–Pacific region and the only university in Australia to offer professionally accredited forensic sciences courses. The Bachelor of Forensic Science is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in the UK. Our Bachelor of Science chemistry major has also been professionally accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Top 1% worldwide for life sciences and medicine^

Study with the best. Deakin is ranked in the top 1% globally for life sciences and medicine. This rating highlights our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.


Top 1% worldwide for life sciences


World leader in environmental science research


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 Victorian uni for course satisfaction


#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources


We work collaboratively with industry partners to help us inform our learning activities and outcomes to ensure we're meeting the demands and expectations of the sector, particularly in regard to the rapid development of technology.

Dr Prue Francis

Senior Lecturer, Marine Science

World-class teaching experiences

Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert teaching staff means that you are well prepared for an exciting future career.

Research and teaching excellence

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

First-class facilities

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 science students have access to industry-standard facilities and equipment.

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*Jobs and Skills Australia, National Employment Projections 2023 to 2033.
^QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023
Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

++Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.

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Got a question about our science courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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