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

  • 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.

  • 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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