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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.


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) 3 courses

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.

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
Duration: 4 years
Contribute important ideas to the medical field, with a PhD in Medical and Biological Sciences.
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
Contribute important findings with a PhD in Science conducted in VU's world-class research institutes and collaborative industry studies.
Duration: 4 years
Help resolve food security challenges facing growing populations with PhD in Food Sciences & Technology.
Duration: 4 years

Our integrated program allows graduates without a research background to undertake a PhD in Food Sciences and Technology.

Duration: 4 years

Study towards a PhD in Medical and Biological Science with additional research training.

Duration: 4 years

Undertake important scientific research ecology, food science or biomedicine. Our integrated program offers graduates research training needed to begin a PhD in 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.
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your knowledge across various research fields and focus your practical skills into specific research areas in health, IT and science.
Duration: 2 years
Enhance your range of knowledge in various research fields across health, biomedicine, IT and science.
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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