Science

Explore our science courses and disciplines

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Semester 2 applications are now open

New skills, new ideas and new careers await at RMIT. Pursue your dream career or change industries with the perfect study option. Apply now and start in July. 

Why study science at RMIT?

Top 10 and top 100

RMIT is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for materials science, physics and astronomy^

Flexible and one-of-a-kind

We offer flexibility and specialisation tailored to your interests and career goals, including the only standalone space science degree in Australia

State-of-the-art facilities

Our cutting-edge Food Innovation and Research Centre and award-winning $32-million biosciences building are at the forefront of trailblazing science

^QS World Rankings by Subject 2024

Science courses for an evolving field

From monitoring the spread of infectious disease to exploring the vast reaches of space, every area of science plays a crucial role in helping us understand why and how things work.

Studying science at RMIT gives you the critical thinking and specialist knowledge to tackle real-world challenges and opportunities in areas like sustainability, disease treatment and space technology.

With industry partners including CSIRO, RMIT science courses provide work-integrated learning opportunities and real-world experiences that translate into excellent career prospects for our graduates.

Career outcomes

There are no limits to the career paths that an RMIT science course can take you. From the lab to the field, science offers numerous career options across a wide range of industry sectors.

Here are just a few of your possible career outcomes:

  • cartographer
  • chemist
  • data analyst
  • ecologist
  • environmental manager
  • food microbiologist
  • geologist
  • mathematical modeller
  • medical imaging technician
  • medical physicist
  • nanotechnologist
  • pathologist
  • quantity surveyor
  • toxicologist

Industry connections

Gain practical experience

Study science at RMIT and gain practical experience before you graduate.

On campus, prepare to be captivated by the depths of rocket technology and get hands-on in the lab with specialist food technology. You’ll embark on local field trips and have the opportunity to take your studies overseas to tackle environmental challenges in other countries.

Plus, through RMIT’s industry connections, you could undertake a science placement with organisations like Saber Astronautics, the Bureau of Meteorology or CSIRO.

Facilities and locations

World-class research facilities

When you study science at RMIT, you’ll have access to world-class research facilities.

Be immersed in our award-winning $32-million biosciences building or the nine laboratories that make up our Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF).

Our Food Research and Innovation Centre sees Australian businesses develop and market innovative, high value products for the global marketplace. Before you experience it for yourself, catch a glimpse of the facility with a virtual tour. 

Experience science at RMIT

Beyond the lab: Three science careers that will take you places

Beyond the lab: Three science careers that will take you places

Hear how these RMIT scientists have built rewarding careers in science and taken their skills beyond the lab.
Five facts everyone should know about careers in space

Five facts everyone should know about careers in space

Careers in space aren’t all about astronauts in spacecrafts. In fact, if you want to make the world a better place, space is the perfect sector to start.

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*Geospatial World Leadership Awards 2019.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation 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 - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation 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.