Discovery begins with putting natural curiosity into practice.

We understand scientific and technological knowledge is advancing at an unprecedented rate, enabling us to better understand the world around us. That’s why we offer science courses at Swinburne.

Our science degrees and diplomas take you on a journey of discovery and innovation. We place a strong emphasis on practical learning to give you a head start in your future career. Solving global health and environmental problems and making discoveries in our state-of-the-art laboratories are only the beginning of the industry learning we provide.

You’ll also discover research as a strong course component, thanks to Swinburne’s extensive connections with national and international industries and researchers. In 2015 the Academic Ranking of World Universities again named Swinburne a top 100 research university in the field of physics.

A science course could lead to a future in laboratories, hospitals, education and beyond.

Two researchers are conducting chemistry experiments in lab

Debut in physical sciences


Swinburne’s ongoing achievements in physics, chemistry and astronomy research have been recognised by the Times Higher Education subject rankings – placing Swinburne in the top 251 to 300 universities worldwide.

The announcement follows several scientific research initiatives and adds to Swinburne’s expanding list of world-class university rankings. 

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Hear from Grace about her experience studying science at Swinburne.

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