A Science degree equips you with strong, transferable skills that can be applied to a range of industries from Data Science to Healthcare. At UNSW Science, we not only provide our students with the foundation of logical, analytical and lateral thinking but we place great focus on teamwork, communication and problem-solving. With six areas of study ranking in the top 50 globally and over $450 million invested in our state-of-the-art facilities, our Faculty is well equipped to help you launch your career.
The Rising Job Market
The explosion of technology and data in the 21st century has propelled the demand for Science and Technology skills. In Australia, employment in STEM occupations has grown by 19.7% in the past five years. This is almost twice as fast as other jobs.
STEM jobs are highly skilled with 75% of people employed in a STEM occupation working in a skill level occupation equivalent to a bachelor degree or higher. This has made a Science degree one of the most valuable degrees in Australia and abroad.
In Australia alone, there are more than 200,00 vacant jobs in STEM, spanning from Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Marketing, Psychology and more. See our list of relevant Science-related industries and study paths that can help launch your career.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has shown that STEM skills are not only necessary for the jobs and careers vital to solving the Coronavirus crisis, but they’re also critical for the jobs of tomorrow. It is expected that the post-covid19 area will keep seeing a strong demand for STEM skills especially in the areas of data science and cybersecurity.