For those with a passion discovery and problem-solving, one of the many courses available in the field of science may be of interest. A double degree in science paired with something like education, engineering, law or business can expand employment opportunities, providing a back-up in a tough job market.
Related courses and occupations include computing and information technology, engineering and technology, mathematics, surveying, various health fields and veterinary science.
Some of the majors available in science include astronomy; biotechnology; chemistry; food science and technology; geology; marine science; medical science; meteorology; physics and zoology.
The Good Universities Guide’s ratings look at specific strengths of Australian universities, giving insight to support and guide your decision-making when choosing a university.
This month, we looked at which universities with undergraduate degrees in science performed best in the categories of overall experience, full-time employment graduate salary and learning resources.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience. Bond University in Queensland ranked first with a score of 97.4%, and The University of Notre Dame Australia in placed a second with a score of 88.9%.
This rating compares the median salary of graduates from different universities. Curtin University in Western Australia ranked first with a median graduate salary of $71,400 and Monash University in Victoria placed a second with a median salary of $65,400.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who felt they were satisfied with the learning resources at their institution. Bond University ranked first again with a 97.3% satisfaction rate, while Deakin University placed second with a score of 94.3%.
View all 2021 rankings for sciences — filter by state, or level of study to view both undergraduate and postgraduate ratings.