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Natural and Physical Sciences

Our State's biodiverse and varied landscape is the perfect location to gain the knowledge and experience required to maintain balance in our natural environment. Whether you’re interested in protecting the environment, improving healthcare, developing new technology and materials, or deciphering the universe, your studies in Natural and Physical Sciences will set you up for a rewarding career in science and technology.

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Choose from a range of subjects such as agricultural science, biotechnology, earth sciences, ecology, genetics, geology, marine biology, mathematics and statistics, molecular sciences, physics, wildlife conservation and more.

Learn the technical skills in data analysis, visualisation, interpretation and technological skills – all of which are essential in growth industries such as science, technology, engineering and finance. Led by our award-winning researchers, inspirational leaders and expert academics, you’ll be immersed in the hands-on side of natural and physical science with opportunities to use and control high-precision instruments in our laboratories, on field trips and in realworld industry placements.

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Why study Natural and Physical Sciences

  • 100+ units offering practical work experience where you'll gain hands-on industry relevant experience and skills
  • Get career-ready with our strong industry, business and government networks including Alcoa; BHP; CSIRO; Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Kings Park and Perth Zoo); Fortescue; Rio Tinto; WA Museum; Woodside; and more
  • Be recognised – a number of our courses are accredited by the likes of the Australian Institute of Physics, the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine, and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • UWA is in the World Top 50 for Agriculture and Forestry, Earth and Marine Sciences, Geology, Geophysics (QS 2022), and Agricultural Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Oceanography and Biological Sciences (ARWU 2022)

World-class facilities

EZONE UWA Student Hub

EZONE UWA provides an unparalleled student experience, building an innovative and collaborative culture based on a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) capability like no other in the country.

Bayliss Building

The Bayliss Building is an impressive five-storey facility that's the largest and most technically complex building on our campus. Home to the School of Molecular Sciences, the building was named after Emeritus Professor Sir Noel Stanley Bayliss (1906-1996), an eminent Australian chemist whose name was given to the mineral 'baylissite'.

You'll also have access to leading facilities including the Biomolecular Interactions Facility, The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, The Square Kilometre Array radio-telescope, and supercomputing facilities through The Pawsey Centre and iVEC@UWA, along with close links and ties with hospitals, industry and government research organisations.

Undergraduate courses

Natural and Physical Sciences covers a wide range of disciplines including agriculture and environment, biology and chemistry, earth and ocean sciences, physics and mathematics.

Comprehensive degrees

Agriculture and Environment majors

Biology and Chemistry majors

Earth and Oceans majors

Physics and Mathematics majors

Specialised degrees

Agriculture and Environment

Biology and Chemistry

Earth and Oceans

Physics and Mathematics

Combined bachelor's degrees

Agriculture and Environment

Combined bachelor's and masters degrees

Agriculture and Environment

Biology and Chemistry

Earth and Oceans

Physics and Mathematics


Postgraduate courses

Master’s degrees

Agriculture and Environment

Biology and Chemistry

Earth and Oceans

Physics and Mathematics

Short courses

Our micro-credentials focus on skills that are in high demand by employers and industry – they are short and affordable so you can easily fit them into your lifestyle, with the flexibility to pick and choose what works for you.

Update, upskill or reskill; complete a one-off micro-credential or stack them up and convert them into credit towards an undergraduate or postgraduate course – the choice is yours.

Find out more about the micro-credentials offered in Natural and Physical Sciences at UWA Plus.

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