A global impact

The Faculty of Science is a global leader in creating new knowledge, revolutionary technology and innovative teaching which will transform our regions and the world. We are at the forefront in exploring solutions to the complex challenges of today and the emerging concerns of tomorrow.

The Faculty of Science has been integrated into the new College of Engineering, Science and Environment.

The Faculty is home to authorities in their fields who engage in cutting-edge research and teaching. We provide our graduates with the expertise and skills to make a positive difference.

We offer a broad range of study and research opportunities across both established and emerging science disciplines, with over 40 coursework degree options available for students to follow their passion and develop their careers.

We are active collaborators with industry and our communities, and well versed in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Schools and research centres

Science in Practice 2021

Science in Practice 2021

Free, virtual activities and talks by our world-class experts.

Solving global challenges

Professor Chris Scarlett from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences is changing the way we treat pancreatic cancer, and it all began with the simple sea sponge.

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20 ? Science disciplines rated at ‘well above world standard’
#1 in Australia ? for teaching quality and overall educational experience in Psychology
#1 in NSW ? for skill improvement (Science and Mathematics)

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From ecological conservation, to working with cells, to unravelling the mysteries of the human mind, and using data and mathematics to analyse real-world problems, you can help affect positive change on our communities and planet.

A degree from the Faculty of Science gives you the flexibility to explore your interests and make an impact through the pathway that’s right for you.

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Science Maths and Real Technology

Science Maths and Real Technology

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Research

Our researchers work beyond boundaries. By collaborating across teams and disciplines, and with industries, governments and other institutional partners, our researchers push the limits of human knowledge.

By using and creating trailblazing technologies, we strive to explore and affect our world and the universe.

Faculty highlights

Chulan relishes the Newcastle study life

Chulan relishes the Newcastle study life

Chulan is completing a Bachelor of Biotechnology. She is also the president of the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA) – a university club bringing young Chinese and Australian students together to unlock career opportunities and promote cross-cultural dialogue.

Finding the perfect balance

Finding the perfect balance

After completing his Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) in 2019 and his Master of Professional Psychology in 2020, James is taking on a PhD (Clinical Psychology), through the Vice Chancellor’s Training Scheme Scholarship.

From Open Foundation to bug farming

From Open Foundation to bug farming

After completing Environmental Science as part of her Open Foundation course, it was a “no-brainer” for Jess to enrol in Environmental Science and Management with a major in Ecosystems and Biodiversity.

Growing confidence through Work Integrated Learning

Growing confidence through Work Integrated Learning

Alexandra fell in love with the sound of a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management at the University of Newcastle.

Studies that prepare a career in business intelligence

Studies that prepare a career in business intelligence

Through gaining coding and analytical skills in her studies, Navneet is prepared for a career in business intelligence.

Radhika is using her degree to explore the intersection of engineering and science

Radhika is using her degree to explore the intersection of engineering and science

Studying a double degree of Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science gave Radhika the opportunity to gain a wide range of skills and the freedom to discover where her greatest passions lie.

Vibin is exploring critical global issues through postgraduate study

Vibin is exploring critical global issues through postgraduate study

From the southern Indian town of Sivakasi, Vibin completed his undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering at India’s Anna University before enrolling in a master’s degree at the University of Newcastle.

Joshua’s passion for helping others sparks career growth

Joshua’s passion for helping others sparks career growth

Joshua will soon commence his final semester of a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and after almost four years of full-time study remains a passionate advocate for improving the mental health of disabled and aged individuals.

Latest news

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News • 18 Feb 2021

Scientists unlock potential to yield “diet” fruit

A new study has demystified sugar distribution in plants, paving the way to create low sugar or ‘diet’ fruits.

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News • 18 Dec 2020

Muscling RNA polymerase off the DNA

Researchers elucidate a unique molecular mechanism for efficient gene expression in pathogenic bacteria

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News • 18 Dec 2020

University of Newcastle author wins major literary award

Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the University of Newcastle is part of a collective of women who were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s literary awards non-fiction category.

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