Science

School of Science

The School of Science undertakes high-quality teaching and research across the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, biological sciences and computer science and technology disciplines.

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Welcome to the School of Science at RMIT

Our science programs combine theory, project–based learning, laboratory work, work integrated learning and other practical experiences to ensure that our graduates are highly sought after by employers, both here in Australia, and overseas.

Our teaching areas

RMIT's flexible and specialised programs give you plenty of options from biology to chemistry, maths and physics, to computer science, information technology and geospatial sciences. No other field has as much potential to make a difference and improve the way we live.

Research

The School of Science is home to many outstanding research centres, including the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, in which our students conduct scientific research. We are ranked in the top five Australian universities for excellence in key science research areas. Source: Australian Research Council 2015.

Research news

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One small step for man, a giant leap for space science

From why women are more efficient astronauts to how space tech can help with bushfire responses, RMIT experts share their insights on current and future space science.

‘Spintronic’ research promises faster, more efficient computing

Researchers have discovered new magnetic properties within atomically thin structures, with exciting potential for the emerging field of “spintronics”.

How Antarctica’s ultimate survivor is helping lighten our footprint

Tiny and virtually indestructible, the “moss piglet” is one of Antarctica’s toughest inhabitants. Now it’s helping us understand how to better protect this most extreme and vulnerable environment.

Goat milk formula could benefit infant gut health: study

Goat milk infant formula has similar prebiotic properties to breast milk and could support healthy gut function in babies, new research suggests.

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Meet our people

Our academics are experts working at the forefront of their fields who apply their research discoveries, industry judgement and specialist expertise to their teaching creating a world class learning experience. 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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