Science

What would you like to study?

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Make your first preference count with RMIT. Explore our hands-on courses and the range of services available during the Change of Preference period.

Why study science at RMIT?

Find your niche with specialised and flexible programs

Make professional connections with our industry partnerships

Study in a world-renowned geospatial research institute*

*Source: Geospatial World Leadership Awards 2019

Discover science

What’s next stems from here

Build a skill set in STEM that prepares you for the work of tomorrow. Join a discipline that is focused on making an impact on the future. Emphasis on collaboration with industry flows through to your learning experience.

In our recently redesigned science courses, you’ll go beyond the classroom and apply what you’ve learned to real-world problems. You’ll gain hands-on experience during field studies and excursions, both locally and internationally.

Career outcomes

Skills for an evolving field

We actively engage with industry to ensure that you're always building the most relevant and in-demand skills for an evolving field. Our range of science courses, combined with work integrated learning, translate into excellent career prospects for our graduates.

Industry connections

Gain practical experience

Industry and community projects give you the chance to put your skills into action and gain practical experience before you graduate. These include local field trips, mapping the environment, exploring the aquatic environment, and even going overseas to tackle environmental challenges in other countries.

Facilities and locations

World-class research facilities

We’ve changed the way we’re teaching so you can continue your education online now, and on campus later. You will gain real-world experience with practical projects, along with ongoing student support, facilitated online by experienced researchers.

When you return to campus, you'll have access to pharmaceutical labs, radiation therapy equipment, and medical treatment research facilities designed to help you gain the practical and theoretical skills to pursue a career you're passionate about. 

Whether you study mathematics or data, food technology, micro- or nanotechnology, chromatography or spectrometry, RMIT has custom-built facilities and laboratories that help students and researchers make scientific breakthroughs.

Get familiar with the spaces you’ll be studying in and take the virtual tour of our engineering, technology, science and health facilities.

Environmental challenges study tour in China

Environmental engineering and science students gain a global perspective as part of an intensive two-week study tour through China. This experience allows students to explore an international perspective on a relevant environmental issues, and collaborate on projects that aim to solve pollution and degradation issues.

Dr Matthew Currell, senior lecturer and coordinator of the China study tour, describes the tour as a valuable experience for RMIT students:

“During their time in China, students hear firsthand from experts working on real issues that are affecting the country."

Experience science at RMIT

Bringing girl power to STEM: How these RMIT women are kicking goals in their fields

Bringing girl power to STEM: How these RMIT women are kicking goals in their fields

We asked some of our passionate women in STEM about their own career paths and their advice to students.
New space science degree reaching for the stars

New space science degree reaching for the stars

A new Bachelor of Space Science is all set to blast off, and the timing couldn’t be better.

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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 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.