Science courses and degrees

Think you might be the next Marie Curie or Albert Einstein? Maybe you’re a budding Brian Cox or Neil deGrasse Tyson? With a science degree, you’ll open up endless possibilities.

Our science degrees and courses will prepare you for a career solving real world issues,  from global health and climate to the mysteries still held in our oceans and skies. Our state-of-the-art labs give you the best environment to put your passion for science to good use.

Whether you move into research, education, healthcare, tech or another industry, a science degree gives you a fundamental understanding of how our world works — which means you can help change it. 

Why study with us?

Top 400 globally for physics*

A leader in ground-breaking research through OzGrav#

Home to the supercomputer OzSTAR^

Hear from Grace about Science at Swinburne

Hear from Grace about Science at Swinburne

Hear from our students about what it's like to study a Bachelor of Science with a major in Physics at Swinburne. Listen as Grace recounts her personal experience and shares what it is that makes Swinburne such a unique learning environment.

Get a taste of our courses

  • Swinburne debuts in physical sciences Times Higher Education rankings

    QUALITY EDUCATION

    Swinburne debuts in physical sciences Times Higher Education rankings

    Swinburne’s ongoing achievements in physics, chemistry and astronomy research have been recognised by the Times Higher Education subject rankings – placing Swinburne in the top 251 to 300 universities worldwide in 2017.

  • Putting the heart into science

    GRADUATE SUCCESS

    Putting the heart into science

    At Swinburne, Julie Kheng was studying, a student ambassador and a voice of encouragement for budding science students. Twelve months on, Julie is now kicking goals as a cardiac physiologist.

Studying science at Swinburne

  • Swinburne science students hard at work in the university's laboratory facilities.
    Swinburne science students hard at work in the university's laboratory facilities.
  • Swinburne science students hard at work in the university's laboratory facilities.
    Swinburne science students hard at work in the university's laboratory facilities.
  • Swinburne science students hard at work in the university's laboratory facilities.
    Swinburne science students hard at work in the university's laboratory facilities.
  • Swinburne science students hard at work in the university's laboratory facilities.
    Swinburne science students hard at work in the university's laboratory facilities.

*2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities

#Swinburne leads OzGrav, the $31.3 million ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery

^The $4 million supercomputer has a performance peak of 1.2 petaflops and is used by Swinburne-based OzGrav

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