If you're curious about the world around you and want to make impacts through science for the better, you're in the right place at UniSC.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, so naturally it's embedded in our learning, teaching and research. A degree in Science from UniSC will allow you to explore your passions while contributing to real-world projects and experiments. We'll get you ready for a career in your chosen industry with plenty of hands-on practical experience, including laboratory work, fieldwork, and workplace learning.
We're the second ranked public university in Australia for overall experience and student support*. And our graduates are in high demand, with UniSC placing first in Queensland and in the top three in Australia for Graduate Outcomes*.
*Good Universities Guide 2023/24
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Add one year for an Honours Degree
This program is 'End-on honours' which means one year of study, in addition to your bachelor degree. You can apply for a one-year honours program after you have completed a Bachelor of Science.
I’m a Research Scientist for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and my main role is working for the strawberry breeding program where we do virus indexing, PCRs and extracting DNA, and then seeing what’s present. Our main aim is to keep viruses out of our breeding populations to develop new strawberry varieties that are disease and pest-free.
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Science at UniSC - IN THE NEWS
Spider venom could be key to stopping devastating honeybee mite
A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is investigating whether spider and scorpion venoms have the potential to save Australia’s honeybees from the invasive and deadly varroa mite parasite.
Citizen scientists help UniSC take beach research into fourth dimension
The 12-month project, Coast 4D: A Next Generation Citizen Science Coastal Monitoring Program, started in February with a Queensland Government Engaging Science Grant.
Top honour for 365beat professor on great quest to save koalas
University of the Sunshine Coast Professor of Microbiology Peter Timms who is leading vaccine development to safeguard Australia’s iconic koala from extinction has been named a Queensland Great.