The Faculty is organised into five departments – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy and Science and Technology Studies – which are the home to most undergraduate and graduate degree programs and to our research and teaching faculty and staff. In addition, the Department of Geography is home to the BSc programs in environmental science and geography. The Division of Natural Science offers general education science courses to non-science students from other Faculties of the University.
Our teaching and support staff is committed to preparing undergraduate students for whatever path their future life takes, whether it be further studies at graduate or professional schools, business or entrepreneurial activities, or the great diversity of working life. Courses in science are rich in learning experiences found through combinations of laboratories, problem solving sessions, tutorial discussions, and of course engaging formal lectures. Peer-led tutorials and supplemental instruction opportunities are crucial supports through which student learning thrives and are organised through Bethune College, our associated college.
Graduate teaching is fundamentally based on research mentoring. Courses and seminars provide the disciplinary foundation but the in-depth research project, whether for the Masters or PhD degree, conducted under the daily supervision of a scientist with international stature in their field, forms the heart of the teaching and learning experience. This is our mission – to provide an unparalleled learning environment.