More than lab coats and test tubes
From analysing global pandemics to combating climate change, Science has never played a more important role in society. Studying Science at UC will give you the skills and experience you need to make a difference in the world of tomorrow.
Satisfy your curiosity exploring the science behind medicine, help conserve our environment or investigate medically important pathogens. Learn in our modern facilities under the guidance of academics who are experts in their field.
Our science degrees have been built for the workforce of tomorrow, whether that’s getting your hands dirty outdoors in the field, or analysing specimens in the laboratory. A degree in science can lead to a broad range of careers including opportunities in policy, education and business.
So what’s stopping you? The choice is yours.
5-Star Science Educational Experience
UC provides the top-rated Education Experience in Canberra for Science.
(Good Universities Guide, 2022)
Our Science degrees are built to meet the industry needs of tomorrow.
#1 in Canberra for graduate employment in Science
We’re ranked first in Canberra and fifth in Australia for science employment.
(Good Universities Guide, 2022)
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Our learning spaces
Learn a range of biomedical science classes in our Microscopy Lab. Discover where Science and Technology collide with integrated digital microscopy teaching tools.
Mega Science Lab
This is where you’ll undertake your foundational units, like chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology. Conduct experiments, use equipment and learn with your classmates and expert teachers.
Here’s where our state-of-the-art tools and technologies used in environmental science call home. You’ll get to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty as you explore eDNA, water science, conservation ecology and genomics.
Put theory into practice while you study in all of our science degrees. Internships, field work and practical projects are core to our science curriculum. Connect with science industry partners and gain industry experience that will give you a career advantage when it’s time to graduate.
Research and industry projects
Team up with our world-class research centres on a range of research projects, or address real-world problems with industry projects. Investigate how drugs are used to treat disease, deep-dive into disease mechanisms or explore diagnostic tools are used behind a breakthrough.
New Science Curriculum
We’ve recently refreshed our Science degrees, so you can benefit from a curriculum designed to suit new and emerging industry trends. Developed in close consultation with industry, you’ll get to use the latest lab equipment in our contemporary learning spaces, and benefit from hands-on experience thanks to inbuilt professional practice units.
Whether your passions lie in medical, biomedical or environmental science, you’ll graduate work-ready, world-ready and future-ready.
Our research centres
- Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genomics – this centre is committed to protecting our environment to ensure it remains diverse, healthy and productive for future generations.
- Centre for Applied Water Science – aspires to be a national and international leader in applying the best science to achieving solutions to water management challenges.
“UC was a supportive environment throughout my degree, I didn’t feel like I was just a number. The lecturers had genuine interest in each student’s personal journey and provided great content and relevant approaches to apply in the real world.”
Environmental Science (2021)