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Science courses

From applied biology through to physics, we offer a range of learning suitable for everyone. Gain the skills to take your career further you can study at degree or postgraduate level. We scored 5 stars in the 2018 Good Universities Guide for learner engagement in science and mathematics.

Careers

Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • nutritionist
  • physical education teacher
  • psychologist
  • biologist
  • physicist
  • computer science professional
  • researcher.

Short courses 1 course

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 6 courses

Duration: 3 years
This course combines the areas of human health and disease with the complementary areas of pharmaceutical, design and synthesis and analysis.
Duration: 3 years
Study an industry focused science degree that offers intensive hands-on laboratory and fieldwork experience, has modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, provides opportunities for industry projects and placements which will prepare you for a career in science.
Duration: 1 year
Undertake an independent research project in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, ecology or physics.
Duration: 1 year
With an emphasis on project work, this course provides study at a fourth year level which builds on the knowledge and skills developed at degree level.
Duration: 1 year
Further your science degree by developing your knowledge of the science of food. This additional fourth year of study prepares you for postgraduate studies.
Duration: 3 years
This course provides students aspiring to become specialist Maths/Science teachers with a solid foundation in Science and/or Maths.

Postgraduate research 11 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years
Develop a capacity for solutions through independent research and problem analysis. You will expand and develop specialist knowledge in your chosen field of research and provide evidence of independent thought and the ability to manage a research project.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Food Sciences and Technology is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Medical and Biological Sciences is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas.
Duration: 4 years
Make real advances in IT and mathematical modelling with original research in your PhD in Information and Computer Sciences.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Science (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Duration: 4 years

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Science provides an alternative pathway to a PhD.

Duration: 4 years

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Food Sciences and Technology is an alternative pathway to a PhD if you've not had previous research training and/or experience.

Duration: 4 years

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Medical and Biological Sciences provides an alternative pathway to a PhD.

Duration: 2 years
Enhance your range of knowledge in various research fields across health, biomedicine, engineering and science and to enable a focusing of practical skills into a specific research area.
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your knowledge across various research fields and focus your practical skills into specific research areas in health, engineering and science
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your range of knowledge in various research fields across health, biomedicine, engineering and science and to enable a focusing of practical skills into a specific research area.
I had many opportunities for professional development and extracurricular activities that were critical to my success. I was able to do more than just study in a laboratory. Through VU, I got hands-on experience at the National Measurement Institute where I now work as an analytical chemist and research scientist.
Kuorwel Kuorwel

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