School of 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.

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.


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


More targeted, less toxic: the golden future of cancer treatment

Researchers have engineered gold-based molecules that target cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed, in a critical step towards precision cancer drugs with fewer toxic side effects.

Laser printing tech produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes

The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed and made in minutes. That’s the future imagined by the researchers behind new e-textile technology.

Scientists use phone movement to predict personality types

It turns out the pattern of how your mobile phone moves around says a lot about your personality.

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.


Email address:

Intranet: School of Science intranet

Postal address:

School of Science
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne 3001 Australia

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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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