About the FacultyRanked 1st in Australia for: Agricultural Sciences (14th in the world), Biological Sciences (30th in the world) and, Environmental Science & Engineering (16th in the world)
(Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017)
Science has the power to change our world for the better. UWA’s Faculty of Science is harnessing this power to improve society, save lives and protect our environment.
Our world-renowned scientists are collaborating with international and industry partners to make discoveries of global significance.
Providing the very best experience is a priority for the Faculty; we successfully equip our students with the skills needed to compete in an increasingly competitive employment market.
Science Student Office
Support for postgraduate research students
A variety of resources are available to assist postgraduate research students throughout your candidature.
There are six schools in the Faculty of Science
Centres and initiatives
Institutes and infrastructure
Spotlight on our courses:
Master of Environmental Science: Dinah Yunitawati
Dinah Yunitawati talks about her career pathway and the UWA experience.
Master of Biotechnology
Biotechnology is rapidly becoming central to our lives. This course offers a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology in combination with training in enterprise, commercialisation and intellectual property (IP) protection.
Master of Ecotourism
The Master of Ecotourism is the only postgraduate course of its kind offered in Western Australia. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the growing ecotourism (or nature-based) industry, and is delivered at UWA's Albany campus, in one of the most environmentally rich regions in Australia.
We are ranked in the world's top 40:
- Anatomy and Physiology: 13th
- Exercise and Sports Science: 20th
- Agriculture and Forestry: 31st
(2017 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings)
- Agricultural Sciences: 14th
- Biological Sciences: 30th
- Ecology: 22nd
- Environmental Science and Engineering: 16th
- Marine Engineering: 9th
(2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU))