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Join scientists tackling climate change, long-term ecological strategy, energy and geosystems, food security and water resource management. We need the next generation of scientists to be driving us to a better and brighter future. Scientists who will make discoveries we can't even dream about today, and who will help solve future challenges.

Undergraduate

Kick start your career with an undergraduate science degree that integrates theory and practice. With a strong focus on experimental design, you'll be equally skilled at the desk, in the laboratory and in the field.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate

A postgraduate science degree offers you the opportunity to further your knowledge in well-established and emerging areas in the field.

Postgraduate courses

Research

Join a collaborative research community at QUT that drives innovation and solve complex, real-world challenges.

Research degrees

Your science career starts here

Think about the future. What issues do we need to address, as a society, to ensure longevity? Climate change. Water scarcity. Food shortages. Species extinction. Affordable housing.

A predicted 75% of future occupations need STEM literacy, so a skilled STEM workforce is central to addressing these complex issues now and into the future.

Science

Explore the full range of science majors in your first year before you choose your science career specialisation.

Bachelor of Science

Advanced science

Immerse yourself in real-world research from your first year - with authentic research environments and projects.

Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours)

Science studies in action

Welcome to the Faculty of Science

Hear Professor Troy Farrell, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, discuss how pursuing studies in science, maths or IT will prepare you to be a lifelong learner, able to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Hands-on science experiences

Discover STEM at QUT

Webinar: Emerging and high-demand careers

Discover your future at QUT

Why STEM skills are important

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QUT's Joel Alroe measures atmospheric composition that will inform climate models and prediction of future climate change

Seeking future climate scientists

Climate change is the foremost critical challenge to the sustainability of Earth. There is rapidly growing demand for expertise in the area. Our new climate science minor delivers a strong understanding of climate science and combines it with Earth-ocean-atmosphere interaction, insight into global change, sustainability and air quality, and climate change mitigation measures.

Seeking future climate scientists

Climate change is the foremost critical challenge to the sustainability of Earth. There is rapidly growing demand for expertise in the area. Our new climate science minor delivers a strong understanding of climate science and combines it with Earth-ocean-atmosphere interaction, insight into global change, sustainability and air quality, and climate change mitigation measures.

Scholarships for science students

With a QUT scholarship you could receive money to help with your living costs and uni supplies, opportunities to work on great projects, practical work experience, or an introduction to industry professionals.

Scholarships for science students

With a QUT scholarship you could receive money to help with your living costs and uni supplies, opportunities to work on great projects, practical work experience, or an introduction to industry professionals.

Gemma Price, science student and scholarship recipient

Virtual tours

Explore our cutting-edge science facilities with 360⁰ videos and 3D tours of our campus spaces.

Double your career opportunities

A double degree can help you develop a portfolio of skills and capabilities so you will be flexible, prepared for change and able to maximise your career opportunities. Create your own specialist career niche by combining your science degree with a complementary study area that interest you.

[Image saved here. Please use caption: Lauren Blackwell, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science student]

Lauren Blackwell, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science student

Double your career opportunities

A double degree can help you develop a portfolio of skills and capabilities so you will be flexible, prepared for change and able to maximise your career opportunities. Create your own specialist career niche by combining your science degree with a complementary study area that interest you.

What does a science career look like?

Discover what a job in science is all about, meet real people working in the field and find out what you can do right now to set your career on the right path.

Download the Future Scientist job kit (PDF file, 5.1 MB)

Download the Medical Physicist job kit (PDF file, 2.7 MB)

Our experts

Find a supervisor to undertake a research degree, an industry expert for project specific advice, or a potential partner or collaborator.

Our research

Discover our research strengths, take the next step with our research degrees, or connect with our expertise, equipment and facilities.

Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska

Our experts

Find a supervisor to undertake a research degree, an industry expert for project specific advice, or a potential partner or collaborator.

Our research

Discover our research strengths, take the next step with our research degrees, or connect with our expertise, equipment and facilities.

Ready STEM Go!

Tune in to hear from a great line-up of guest QUT alumni from around the world.

Hosted by current QUT STEM student, Mackenzi Oliver, the show welcomes our guests to share stories about the paths they’ve taken to get where they are in their STEM careers.

Watch all the episodes

What does a science career look like?

Discover what a job in science is all about, meet real people working in the field and find out what you can do right now to set your career on the right path.

Download the Future Scientist job kit [PDF saved here]  

Women in STEM

With only one in four STEM workers being women, we recognise the importance of supporting and celebrating women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

We're tackling this gender divide through a number of programs and initiatives, including #STEMtheTide.

Let's STEM the tide

QUT alumnus Dr Abigail Allwood is at the cutting-edge of space exploration

News and events

1 Aug 2022

Hydrogen production policy critical to net-zero-emissions

Hydrogen production should be carefully regulated and consumers informed about emissions credentials if Australia is to achieve a sustainable energy economy and net zero emissions by 2050, QUT experts warn.

1 Aug 2022

QUT awarded AIS grant to research how data boosts sporting strategy

QUT’s expertise in predictive analytics and using data to improve sport strategy and performance of athletes is the focus of a new 12-month research grant awarded by the Australian Institute of Sport.

25 Jul 2022

New grad creates amazing worlds with global games company

QUT animation and marketing graduate Holly Noble has always dreamed of amazing worlds. She originally wanted to be an astrophysicist and study space, but now she has the qualifications and skills – and an exciting new job – to create 3D worlds for gamers.

Contact the Faculty of Science