At Macquarie University, we’re renowned for our expertise in science across fields such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, microbiology and physics. Our highly regarded science graduates benefit from our interdisciplinary approach and forge successful, productive careers across a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Our science staff are recognised for their teaching and many are known internationally for their research, which ensures you are taught the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.

  • Astronomy and astrophysics

    Stars, planets, black holes and galaxies contain the secrets of the cosmos. At Macquarie you’ll explore our understanding of these celestial objects, with significant emphasis on the techniques and technology that have been developed to gather astronomical data.

  • Biology


    The origin and complexities of life are constantly unfolding through discoveries of new species and their interactions, fossils and through advances in technologies such as genomics.

  • Biomolecular sciences

    Biomolecular sciences

    Biomolecular sciences focus on the molecular basis of life such as RNA, DNA, proteins and other molecules. At Macquarie you’ll conduct interdisciplinary study in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, computational biology and bioinformatics to understand how the body works.

  • Biotechnology


    Biotechnology is the science of the future, using insights from biochemistry and cell biology to modify living systems to develop new medicines, foods and organic substances.

  • Chemistry


    Chemistry plays a major role in our economy, environment, lifestyle and health, as well as in processes going on in the world around us.

  • Earth sciences

    Earth Sciences

    Earth sciences combine study of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.

  • Geology and geophysics

    Geology and Geophysics

    Whether you’re interested in studying the materials that make up the Earth or applying the principles of physics to study the inaccessible Earth, you’ll find a rewarding career in geology and geophysics.

  • Mathematics


    The power of mathematics lies in its unique capacity to use the physical world as inspiration for abstract ideas that can be developed and studied through pure thought and deductive reasoning, providing astonishing insight into all aspects of our environment.

  • Palaeobiology


    Through palaeobiology, we get a ‘deep-time’ perspective on the evolution of life.

  • Photonics


    Without photonics we wouldn’t have products such as DVDs, digital cameras, flat-panel displays, laser scanners or many biomedical instruments. Photonics is also intrinsic to many technologies for medicine, environmental monitoring, advanced computers, machine vision and manufacturing.

  • Physics


    Physics is fundamental to all natural sciences and plays a central role in the development of new technologies. At Macquarie you’ll explore basic questions about intrinsic laws of the universe and learn how physics is applied to interdisciplinary fields.

  • Statistics


    Statistics has been described as the science of making conclusions in the presence of uncertainty. There is a current shortage of well-trained statisticians, both in Australia and worldwide, meaning you’ll graduate with a wealth of career opportunities.

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