The best science unis in Australia for 2017 are

  1. University of Queensland
  2. University of Wollongong
  3. University of Adelaide

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • science faculty size (student numbers)
  • student and graduate satisfaction with science courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

Science definition

Science includes Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, and Medical Sciences and Technology.

Detailed study areas: Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry and Earth Sciences (such as Geology and Oceanography), Mathematics and Statistics, Biochemistry, Botany, Ecology and Evolution, Marine Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Human Biology and Zoology, Medical Science, Forensic Science, Food Science and Biotechnology, Pharmacology and Laboratory Technology.

University of Queensland

The Faculty of Science at UQ is ranked as Australia’s top science faculty in 2017.

The large science program produces the highest indicative graduate salary ($51,676).

University of Wollongong

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health at UOW is 2nd for subject rankings in Science.

The mid-sized Faculty is highly rated by students (90% satisfaction) and produces excellent graduate outcomes.

University of Adelaide

The Faculty of Sciences in at Adelaide Uni is ranked 3rd in Australia.

The Faculty has similar stats to UOW and is on equal points.

Science Faculty Rankings

Updated: 14 November 2016

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from overall ranking.

1. Science Faculty Size

Source: uCube Higher Education Statistics (Category: Natural and Physical Sciences)

2. Student Course Satisfaction

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by student and graduate satisfaction. For further details, see Course Ratings by Students.

3. Indicative Graduate Salaries

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for:

  1. low incomes of unemployed graduates
  2. earnings potential of graduates doing advanced studies.

For further details, see Graduate Salaries by University.