World Class Learning

World Class Learning

UQ offers students innovative programs, top scientists & the best teachers

At UQ you can choose from one of the widest ranges of science specialisations and program combinations in Australia.
 
Not only will you work alongside some of the world’s top scientists, you will you also learn from teaching staff who have received more awards than staff at any other Australian university. Your teachers are also researchers which means your learning is informed by their latest research findings.

New Science students get help to ease into life on campus

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is a student-centred, interactive learning program for first-year Science students, aimed at smoothing their transition into university life. The collaborative study sessions, run by second and third-year Science students, provide the opportunity for new students to seek guidance from their further advanced peers on academic and non-academic matters relating to coursework.

First Class International Research

First Class International Research

Among Queensland’s 8 universities, UQ receives 60% of research funding

With some of Australia’s best and brightest inquiring minds, UQ is ranked as one of the country’s top three research universities. UQ attracts on average more than $300 million in research funds every year – of which $150 million comes from competitive grants. You can be part of this ground-breaking research environment with a Summer Research Scholarship.

Top Facilities

Top Facilities

Dedicated learning spaces for UQ Science students

Access over 1800 teaching and research labs and try the informal learning and collaboration spaces such as the Science Learning Centre (SLC) and the Interactive Learning Centres (ILCs). The SLC provides meeting rooms, wireless and data points for laptops, booths with built-in monitors for group study, data projectors, visualisers and whiteboards. Tutors are available to assist with questions on most science courses too.

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

Employers rank UQ Science graduates highly

Consistently ranked as the number one University in Australia for graduate outcomes, as a UQ graduate you will on average, find employment within the first six months of graduating. Average starting salaries for UQ graduates are also considerably higher than the national average. Find out where our talented Science graduates are employed in the Careers that started in science page.

Gain practical skills from field trips

Gain practical skills from field trips

Field trips and research experiences provide you with practical skills

Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Moreton Bay, Lamington National Park and outback Australia on field trips in selected science courses designed to build your knowledge and practical skills. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with science research teams, tour active research laboratories and get involved in research group placements.

Find out which practical opportunities are available as part of your science degree.

Advanced Study Program in Science

Advanced Study Program in Science

High achieving students are given every opportunity to excel

The Advanced Study Program in Science allows high-achieving students to broaden their university experience through an enriched program of study. With individual mentoring by a scientist, exposure to research laboratories in first year and access to creative thinkers across all disciplines, this is a unique opportunity to see research in action and consider whether a career in research is for you.

Overseas Study Adventures

Overseas Study Adventures

UQ has 170 internationally recognised partners throughout the world

With exchange agreements at more than 170 world-class universities in over 38 countries, you can study overseas as a UQ Abroad exchange student for one or two semesters as part of your degree. Overseas study is an invaluable opportunity to experience life in another country, gain additional skills and enhance your employment opportunities – all while earning credit towards your UQ science degree.

Social Networks

Social Networks

Get involved!

With over 190 UQ Union affiliated clubs and societies, including some focused on specific Science disciplines, you’re sure to find at least one that suits your social or academic interests.

Further Study Options

Further Study Options

Honours & Postgraduate studies opportunities are available

Increase your employment options with an Honours program, or the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters by coursework programs. If you’re interested in a career in research or academia, you may undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy research program after completing the Honours requirement.
 
Designed exclusively for PhD students, the UQ Career Advantage PhD Program is an innovative professional development program which is unique in the Australian market.  This program offers a multi-faceted research training experience and delivers exceptional career development opportunities.
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