Our science degrees can be tailored to suit your needs and career aspirations. Discover the breadth of what science has to offer or narrow down your interests from a wide variety of specialisations and explore what you’re passionate about in depth. Our courses also include work integrated learning experiences and industry placements to ensure you are job ready.
No.1 in SA
in Science & Mathematics for starting salary, learner engagement, learning resources, skills development, student support and teaching quality.
(The Good Universities Guide 2020 (undergraduate), public SA-founded universities only
No.1 in SA
in Science & Mathematics for student support and teaching quality.
(The Good Universities Guide 2022 (postgraduate))
No. 1 in SA
in Science & Mathematics for full-time employment, learning resources, student support and teaching quality.
(The Good Universities Guide 2022 (postgraduate), public SA-founded universities only)
Registrations are now open for Science & Engineering Honours and Masters Student Projects. Specialise in your area of interest, gain real-world skills that employers are looking for in today’s competitive marketplace and enhance your career prospects.
Use science to discover the truth
Challenging and rewarding, a career in forensic science will see you applying scientific methods to help solve crimes.
Get career-ready, you will benefit from our strong connections to industry leaders that will provide you with real-world experience through our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements.
With a huge range of 12 to 20-week industry placement opportunities in South Australia, Australia and overseas, WIL can be in the form of internships, field education, vocational and professional practice, including projects with industry and community organisations. They will improve your employability by giving you valuable practical experience in a workplace setting, directly related to the degree you’re studying.
Our students and graduates are also strongly supported throughout their studies and beyond, and you’ll have access to an exclusive network of Flinders alumni that will continue long into your career.
A sustainable future is in your hands
Explore your passion
There are many specialisations and majors available through our Science degrees.
Gain a broad foundation in science or pursue a specific expertise. Science at Flinders allows you to follow your interests without being confined by traditional boundaries. Whichever path you choose, you’ll gain practical and theoretical knowledge that will help you understand and address the challenges facing the world today.
Study science with the best
Learn from researchers working on interesting and ground-breaking projects, in some of Australia’s best research facilities.
Be mentored by staff with extensive links to national and international collaborators and take advantage of our $120 million hub at Tonsley, where science meets innovation and entrepreneurship. You may want to get involved in our leading research in biotechnology, groundwater hydrology, forensic and environmental science, and the invention of medical devices and technologies—or start your own project with the support of our knowledgeable staff.
Find a career you'll love
Graduate with a degree that will lead to a rewarding career.
Prepare for the future a Science degree that is aligned with economic and employment trends. Strong links with industry provide practical experience that prepares you for your next step—and every one after. Our graduates have pursued a range of career pathways and research opportunities in a broad and exciting range of professional areas. Become one of them and discover with yourself what a Science degree can do for you.
Moving from high school to university without knowing anyone else in my course was incredibly daunting at first. The Science and Engineering course structure provides orientation program which make meeting new people a breeze!
Studying at Flinders University has been incredibly rewarding and allowed me to grow into the scientist I am today.
During my studies, I was also lucky to present my research at a conference in New Orleans, USA which provided a great opportunity to network with other researchers and companies worldwide.
Flinders has a great variety of specialisations in science and by my second year I found out I was really passionate about microbiology.
In my degree, I was able to work with lots of lab groups in both biology and physical sciences, and I had the chance to go on multiple field trips all around Australia, working with all kinds of animals and plants.
My degree placement allowed me to gain exposure to the world of research through my placement at Australia’s premier research facility, CSIRO. This placement led me to the next phase of my career. Flinders employs some of the world’s most renowned hydro-geologists and I am able to network with some of the best brains in the field.
I chose to study at Flinders because of the extensive range of interesting topics offered. I knew it would benefit my career in environmental management. Flinders has become more than just a university for me and I’ve had the opportunity to make great friends and experience life in Adelaide.
Extracurricular activities at Flinders have helped me gain confidence and feel more prepared for my future and career. I have enjoyed the field trips for my course and have been able to volunteer for two of the Marine Biology and Aquaculture programs.
Flinders is really good because it offers a lot of freedom in your choice of electives. You have your core topics but you also get to pick and choose what you’d like to do.
The University does an excellent job at giving a balance between the theory and the practice, so you come out understanding the details of how things work and also how to do things in the lab.
Flinders is the only university in Australia to offer a dedicated undergraduate degree in Palaeontology, combining lab and field-based topics from Biological and Environmental Sciences, Archaeology and Visual Arts.
The Bachelor of Science (Palaeontology) will provide you with in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the Australian fossil record, and a broad-based foundation in the scientific principles underpinning palaeontology and allied disciplines.
Our students emerge with a deep understanding of life through time and space, particularly for Australian vertebrates and their environment.
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