Our vision is to be Australia's leading international research university with a reputation for excellence in scholarship, learning and the student experience. We have almost 8000 overseas students, over 250 sister university partnerships and a growing number of close liaisons with industry, commerce and professions (nationally and internationally). Our programs are relevant to today's ever-changing world and our students are in touch with the demands of their chosen professions.
“Our growing list of successful alumni shows very clearly UNSW Science is a stepping stone to success.”
Professor Merlin Crossley, Dean, UNSW Faculty of Science
After 60 years of dynamic growth, UNSW student numbers have grown from 46 to over 40,000, with over 5000 staff. The two Sydney campuses (Kensington and Paddington, College of Fine Arts) together with the University College at Canberra's Australian Defence Force Academy perpetuate an informal and lively tone with engaged students and offer a large range of facilities.
UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities in Australia with top national and international rankings for teaching and research, and a founding member of Univeritas 21.
UNSW provides a vibrant and diverse community in which to study our wide range of science degrees. We attract some of the best Australian and international scientists and have award winning Laureate fellows, Federation fellows, Eureka prize winners and Rhodes scholars amongst our staff.
Our graduates are globally focused and are professionally equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to satisfy a range of career pathways.
Opportunities include: strong industry links, access to state-of-the-art technology, studying alongside quality peers, scholarships, internships, exchanges and much more.
A key element in our success is the nexus between our internationally recognised research and education programs. This significantly influences the Faculty's ability to attract internationally renowned academics, deliver world-class education to both Australian and international students and contribute to business-thought leadership. Our priorities for enhancing the student learning experience include increasing experiential learning, international exposure, social responsibility and enhancing flexibility and choice.
Our Bachelor of Science degree has the highest entry requirement in New South Wales (83.05 ATAR in 2013), and UNSW Science is ranked No. 1 in ‘Excellence' for teaching and learning (Federal government 2009 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund)
The Faculty of Science at UNSW has a student population of nearly 8000 and over 250 university partnerships. This results in cultural diversity, an international focus, and a truly dynamic environment. What's more, with more than 40,000 alumni spread around the world you'll be part of a broad network that can help you realise your dreams on a global stage.
Our Industry Connections
The Faculty of Science continually builds extensive and enduring links with the business community, enabling us to develop our research, lifelong learning experiences and partnerships. Our strong Advisory Council acts as an invaluable source of advice, support and information. The Council lends their energy, experience and influence to pursuing the vision of the Faculty of Science, recognising that business, government and management organisations are important stakeholders in our success as a leading Science institution.
Outstanding Career Prospects
Obtaining a five star rating (Good Universities Guide, 2012) for undergraduate graduate employment - getting a job, starting salaries and positive graduate outcomes - ensures our students are highly sought after in industry, government and not-for-profit sectors.
Travel the World
As a student at UNSW you'll be encouraged to study part of your degree overseas through UNSW's reciprocal exchange agreements in Asia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America and the United States. UNSW has one of Australia's largest international exchange programs, giving you the opportunity to study at more than 190 prestigious universities in over 32 countries.
UNSW offers a range of scholarships to science students, including the prestigious Malcolm Chaikin Scholarship valued at $15,000. Our links with business and industry also attract many other scholarships.
Science Industry Scholarships
The Faculty of Science provides numerous scholarships in partnership with reputed industries and organisations in Australia for undergraduate students taking degrees with specific Faculty Schools. This industry partnership program aims to provide an incentive for attracting the best and brightest students to undertake science degrees. In turn, these scholarships provide opportunities for our high quality graduates to work in these industries. Our industry partners include: OneSteel, Rio Tinto, AngloCoal, CSIRO, ANSTO, Weir Minerals, Xstrata Coal, Cochlear, Hanson Construction Materials Ltd, CCI Pope, BHP Billiton NTC, CSR Pilkington, Sandvik Steel, TEMCO, Bridges Institutional Broking.
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and performance in interviews. For further information regarding the Science Industry Partnership Scholarships, please contact Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Associate Dean Strategic Industry Liaisons, email@example.com, Tel: +61 2 9385 4426 Fax: +61 2 9385 5956.