A Message from the Dean

Faculty of Science

This is a very exciting time to study science. Researchers are pushing the boundaries of knowledge, making new discoveries about the world and creating new industries that will help improve the lives of people around the globe.

UNSW Science is where passion, purpose and insight meet, enabling us to solve complex scientific mysteries, investigate issues of global importance and invent and build the technologies that will shape the future.

We attract some of the brightest students in Australia and from across the world. Here you can learn, explore, discover and grow. Our vibrant and welcoming community will prepare you for real-world challenges and future leadership opportunities.

Our programs provide a breadth of choice and a depth of knowledge to suit your talents and interests. And our state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning researchers and excellent teachers will help you achieve your goals.

At UNSW Science you will learn to think creatively and critically, and to work with others in order to resolve complex problems. These are skills that are in high demand across the employment sector and the need for them will only increase with time.

This section of the Online Handbook covers the courses and programs available for study in science and provides a framework of the rules and regulations.

Staff in the Faculty’s Schools and in the Science Student Centre are available to help you with course selection, career directions, administrative matters and with any difficulties you may encounter in your studies.

We encourage you to explore the full diversity of opportunities on offer – to consider specialising in your favourite subject, but also gaining a broad appreciation of the many other fascinating areas of scientific endeavour.

We wish you every success at UNSW. We hope that the time you spend with us, as valued members of our community, will be happy, stimulating and productive and that in future years you will look back on "the UNSW experience" as one which set you on the path to fulfilling your career and lifestyle aspirations.

We believe that tomorrow's leaders will be drawn more and more from the ranks of science. We invite you to join us and let us help make sense of this amazing world and prepare you to play an important part in an even more amazing future.

Professor Peter Lovibond
Acting Dean
Faculty of Science

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