University of Sydney Faculty of Science

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Faculty of Science
Established 1882
Type Public
Dean Trevor Hambley
Location Camperdown / Darlington, Sydney, Australia
Affiliations University of Sydney

The Faculty of Science is a constituent body of the University of Sydney, Australia. It was established in 1882.

In 2011 the faculty had a total student enrolment of 6,077 (12.4% of all students), thus making it the university's third-largest.[1]

At the undergraduate level, the faculty offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science (also in two additional streams: Advanced; Advanced Mathematics), Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Psychology, and Bachelor of Medical Science.

As of 2013, the Dean of the faculty is Professor Trevor Hambley.


Teaching of science at the university began in 1852 (university was established in 1850), however the first professors were based within the Faculty of Arts. The Faculty of Science itself was established in 1882.[2]

The first professor of mathematics and natural philosophy was Morris Pell, who was appointed in 1852.[3]


The faculty is divided into 7 schools, 1 unit and 11 disciplines (also known as departments):


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