Australian Universities Science Ranking by Size

Australian Universities Science Ranking by Size

Studying Science in Australia

Studying science in Australia would surely promote exploration and discovery by broadening students’ view of the world. The list of the best science programs in Australia is extensive, and graduates of a science degree can look forward to a wide career prospects.

Science Courses in Australia

Science is a vocation that requires dedication and perseverance, and many of the best-ranking universities in Australia offer science programs. University of Melbourne (UniMelb), University of Western Australia (UWA), and Monash University are leading in terms of number of students attending.

The example of Melbourne University shows the range of science options available for students in Australia with areas of study including astronomy, chemistry, medicine, physics, and psychology. Sudents studying science t have the option to specialise in any of up to thirty-seven majors. These majors offer unique career opportunities upon graduation. For example, a pharmacology degree can serve as a stepping-stone toward a career in biomedical research, providing a chance to investigate potentially life-saving drugs.

Postgraduate science students have opportunities to advance their careers by engaging in advanced research. An example of this is UWA, where graduates can choose to complete a Master of Science in one of twenty-two available specializations that enhance their research and analytical skills. For students who are interested in forensics, completing a Master of Forensic Science program prepares them for independent research on any forensic discipline.

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Uni UG PG Total
Table 1: Natural and Physical Sciences Student Numbers in Australian Universities
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 8509 1712 10221
University of Western Australia (uwa) 8062 725 8787
Monash University (monash) 6842 1652 8494
University of Queensland (uq) 5487 1828 7315
University of Sydney (usyd) 5615 957 6572
University of New South Wales (unsw) 5377 1162 6539
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 2758 592 3350
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 2821 529 3350
University of Western Sydney (uws) 3131 202 3333
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 2679 612 3291
Australian National University (anu) 2011 1058 3069
Macquarie University (mq) 2273 778 3051
RMIT University (rmit) 2113 765 2878
Murdoch University (murdoch) 2551 205 2756
La Trobe University (latrobe) 2173 466 2639
Griffith University (griffith) 2306 273 2579
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 1959 541 2500
Deakin University (deakin) 2010 345 2355
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 1424 742 2166
Flinders University (flinders) 1693 359 2052
James Cook University (jcu) 1443 597 2040
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 1657 311 1968
University of Tasmania (utas) 1491 476 1967
University of New England (une) 1546 177 1723
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 1319 296 1615
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 773 669 1442
Charles Sturt University (csu) 926 428 1354
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 981 151 1132
University of South Australia (unisa) 928 141 1069
University of Canberra (canberra) 831 141 972
Southern Cross University (scu) 850 61 911
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 826 39 865
Federation University Australia (feduni) 440 124 564
Victoria University (vicuni) 439 103 542
CQ University (cqu) 393 86 479
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 429 43 472
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 205 17 222
Bond University (bond) 116 15 131
Australian Catholic University (acu) 0 3 3

The percentages displayed in Table 2 show the weighting of students studying in the natural and physical sciences area of study relative to the total number of students studying at the university in each category of undergraduate, postgraduate, and overall total.

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Uni ug% pg% Total%
Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Natural and Physical Sciences Student Numbers
University of Western Australia (uwa) 40.2 12.7 34
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 34.7 6.4 19.6
University of Queensland (uq) 15.6 14.5 15
Australian National University (anu) 20.1 9.9 14.7
Monash University (monash) 14.8 9.4 13.2
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 15 8.1 12.7
University of New South Wales (unsw) 16.7 6.2 12.5
University of Sydney (usyd) 17 4.7 12.1
Murdoch University (murdoch) 13 5.2 11.4
James Cook University (jcu) 9.3 11.3 9.3
Flinders University (flinders) 12.4 4.3 9
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 11.8 4.2 8.9
Totals Average (mean) (%) 9.5 5.6 8.2
University of New England (une) 11.4 2.7 8.2
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 10.3 3.1 8
University of Western Sydney (uws) 9.1 3 8
Macquarie University (mq) 8.6 6.9 7.9
La Trobe University (latrobe) 8.5 5.9 7.8
University of Tasmania (utas) 7.3 8.7 7.3
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 6.9 8.4 7.1
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 7.3 6.1 6.8
Southern Cross University (scu) 7.8 2.7 6.3
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 7.7 4.3 6
University of Canberra (canberra) 6.9 4 6
Griffith University (griffith) 7 3.1 6
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 5.7 5.1 5.5
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 6.9 3.4 5.4
Deakin University (deakin) 6.2 2.6 5.1
RMIT University (rmit) 4.6 6.7 5
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 3.1 10.6 4.5
Federation University Australia (feduni) 5.5 2.8 4.4
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 6.4 1.9 4.4
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 5.1 2.5 4.3
Charles Sturt University (csu) 3.5 3.8 3.5
University of South Australia (unisa) 3.8 1.9 3.2
CQ University (cqu) 3.2 1.9 2.5
Bond University (bond) 3.7 0.7 2.2
Victoria University (vicuni) 2 2.2 2
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 2.3 1.4 2
Australian Catholic University (acu) 0 0.1 0

Key & Notes

* Percentages: – displayed percentages indicate the percentage of students studying in the science area of study relative to all students enrolled at the university within each of the three categories

You might also be interested in the following pages:

– Total Student Numbers

– Undergraduate & Postgraduate Percentages