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Macquarie University Undergraduate Science Degrees

Macquarie University has an international reputation for being innovative in the study of science. It is at the forefront of research nationally and internationally, and excels in the application and commercialization of new discoveries. The Faculty of Science at Macquarie is broken down into the following departments:

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • Department of Chiropractic
  • Department of Computing
  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Department of Engineering
  • Department of Environment and Geography
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Department of Statistics

Biological Sciences
Macquarie University Department of Biological Sciences is a department of integrative Biology. This department integrates research and teaching across all levels of biological organisation as well as across a diversity of taxa. The department's work links structure with function and processes that influence the evolution and ecology of organisms, using models ranging from microbes through to fungi, plants and animals. They offer comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate education in the full range of biological disciplines, from molecules to ecosystems and the biosphere.

Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
The Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences (CBMS) was established in 2005 when academic staff working in molecular and cell biology in the Department of Biological Sciences teamed up with the existing Chemistry Department. CBMS is now part of the Faculty of Science and has approximately 20 academic staff and 60 higher degree research students making them one of the most research-intensive departments on campus.

Chiropractic The department is Australia’s leading Chiropractic tertiary teaching and research institution, offering a complete suite of undergraduate, postgraduate and research studies in Chiropractic Science. Our Chiropractic programs are fully accredited and internationally recognised, offering a pathway into professional practice in the field of Chiropractic.

The Department of Computing offers a comprehensive teaching program that covers the spectrum from undergraduate, master of research programs, postgraduate coursework and PhD study. Specific courses include traditional computer science, programming languages, software engineering, information systems, e-business technologies through to artificial intelligence, web technologies and language technology, games development and web design.

Earth and Planetary Sciences
Scientists at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences work in a world-class research environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The Department offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which also can be integrated with many other disciplines.

Environment and Geography
This department of the Macquarie Faculty of Science and Engineering is committed to excellence in research, learning and teaching, and community engagement. In 2011, the Times Higher Education ranked Macquarie University the top institution in Australia and New Zealand for research in environmental sciences and ecology, and 14th in the world. More recently, environmental sciences was one of three disciplines at Macquarie to have again achieved the maximum rating (‘well above world standard’) in the Australian Government’s 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) analysis.

The department offers a balanced program of pure and applied mathematics, with emphasis on flexibility and quality, encompassing both theory and application, and covering the three major aspects of modern mathematics: analysis, modelling, and computation taught by academic staff with internationally recognised expertise.

Physics and Astronomy
Macquarie’s physics and astronomy research is world leading. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, our physical sciences research received a rating of 5 out of 5 – ‘outstanding performance well above world standard’, as did the department's research in the sub-disciplines of astronomical and space sciences, and quantum physics.

The Department of Statistics is one of Australia’s largest statistics departments and offers a full range of statistical units, ranging from introductory statistics suitable for all Macquarie University students, through to units at Masters level, for those who wish to become professional applied statisticians.

Macquarie teachers and researchers are recognised internationally, and Faculty of Science facilities, such as the digital science laboratories, are considered among the best in the Asia-Pacific region.

With state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of study options, Macquarie offers students unique opportunities in biology. Macquarie's main science teaching laboratories provide a world-class, highly interactive and stimulating learning environment. They have been fitted with the latest digital technology that allows students to use microscopes in a totally new way—namely by projecting the microscopic images onto computer screens and projector boards so they can share their discoveries with the entire class. It is like every practical becomes a nature documentary, and the students are the directors.

Each student in these laboratories has access to a networked computer, digital camera and microscopes, allowing them to create their own virtual libraries of images from the laboratory exercise and share these with their classmates and teachers.

Macquarie University Undergraduate Science Degrees

Bachelor of Science (many majors to choose from)
Bachelor of Advanced Science (specialisations: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biology, Biomolecular Sciences, Chemistry, Palaeobiology, Physics, and Software Technology
Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Environment (several majors to choose from)
Bachelor of Human Sciences

Within the Macquarie Bachelor of Science program, students can choose their major from the following study areas: Atmospheric Science, Biological Sciences, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Chiropractic Science, Demography, Electronics and Communication Systems, Environmental Science, Geoecology, Geochemistry, Geographic Information Science, Geology, Geophysics, Health, Human Geography, Information Technology and Information Systems, Language Technology, Lasers, Linguistics, Marine Science, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Photonics and Optoelectronics, Physics, Physical Geography, Psychology, Resource and Environmental Management, Speech and Hearing Sciences

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