UQ Science Advantage
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Honours & Postgraduate studies opportunities are available