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Science often plays a key role in finding solutions to world issues. This can range from the impact of climate change and reducing our carbon footprint to stem cell research and forensic crime solving. Find out where a career in science could lead you.

 

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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.

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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 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.

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.

Students are able to seek out opportunities for real-world experience in labs, both within and outside of the uni.

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Associate Professor/Course Director, Bachelor of Forensic Science

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.

Our Bachelor of Science chemistry major has also been professionally accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

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

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Communicating science

Study science at Deakin and develop practical skills for creating science communications across multiple formats, and for different audiences. You'll work with expert teaching staff and collaborate with industry on real-world science communication projects.

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Science and biomedical science at Deakin

Two students 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 Burwood Campus, featuring modern labs and equipment, and the ability to conduct practical work in the nearby natural reserve and creek.

Study with the best

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

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*2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.