University of Sydney Faculty of Science

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Faculty of Science
Type Public
Established 1882
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 8 schools and 9 disciplines:



  • Anatomy & Histology
  • Information Technologies
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Nutrition
  • Infectious Diseases & Immunology
  • Molecular Biotechnology



  1. ^ "Institutional Analytics and Planning - IAP - The University of Sydney". 
  2. ^ Science, Faculty of. "Faculty of Science - About Us - History". 
  3. ^ Turner, I. S. Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University – via Australian Dictionary of Biography. 
  4. ^ "The University of Sydney Nano Institute". Retrieved 2017-11-27. 

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