Monash University Faculty of Science

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The Monash University Faculty of Science is one of the largest science faculties in Australia, with over 4,000 students. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, from Bachelor's degrees through to Masters and PhDs. It is based at the Monash Clayton campus in Melbourne, and has extended to Selangor, Malaysia as the School of Science.[1]

The Faculty offers units of study and research in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy.

In addition to the Bachelor of Science degree, the Faculty of Science offers two unique Advanced Honours degrees: the Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours) and the Bachelor of Science Advanced - Research (Honours).

Rankings

The School of Chemistry within the Faculty was ranked the best in Australia for both teaching and research according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015.[2]

Research centres and platforms

The Faculty of Science operates, and is associated with, a number of collaborative research centres and platforms encouraging research and industry collaboration including:

Earth Science garden for student study.
The Monash University Earth Sciences Garden is located in the science precinct, Monash Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia. It is the only outdoor classroom of its kind in Australia

ERA results 2015 (Excellence in Research for Australia)

Most scientific disciplines within the Monash Faculty of Science saw an increase in ERA ratings from 2012 to 2015.

Physical Sciences and Chemical Sciences achieved an overall rating of 5 in 2015 - well above world standard - with Mathematical Sciences and Biological Sciences achieving an overall rating of 4 - above world standard.

Facilities and infrastructure

A significant investment has been made in infrastructure at Monash University’s Faculty of Science including the recent development of a multi-million dollar Science Precinct, housing new buildings and facilities for students and academics. This includes a new $79.5M chemistry building housing state-of-the-art laboratories, encouraging collaborative learning as well as space for critical engagement between research and industry.

Teaching Excellence

Monash University’s Faculty of Science approaches the teaching of science in new and innovative ways in order to inspire and engage with all students and enable them to become research or work-ready.

Examples of innovation include the PACE (Physics and Astronomy Collaborative-learning Environment) studio, which reconsiders approaches to teaching Physics and Astronomy.

Launched in 2015, the Monash Earth Sciences Garden offers a brand new, hands-on approach to teaching geology, physical geography and atmospheric sciences.

Schools in the Faculty of Science[edit]

School of Biological Sciences

School of Chemistry

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

School of Mathematical Sciences

School of Physics and Astronomy

Monash University Malaysia, School of Science

Notable alumni[edit]

The Faculty of Science has produced a number of notable graduates who are leaders in their field, including:

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