About the School of Applied Sciences
The School of Applied Sciences comprises the primary disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics which support specialized inter disciplinary fields of teaching, research and industry engagement in biotechnology, environmental science, food technology and consumer science, nanotechnology and occupational health and safety.
These areas of study can be pursued through various specialized undergraduate and post-graduate programs. All academic programs emphasize the integration of the basic sciences within an interdisciplinary approach with the expressed intention of encouraging research, innovation and the preparation of graduates to work within a diverse range of professional practice as scientists.
Through its academic and research staff, the school possesses a depth and breadth of scientific knowledge. It is committed to integration and so its research agenda encourages projects based on team or shared interest approaches maximizing the synergies possible with cross-fertilization.
The School academic programs provide students with flexibility in choice of disciplines and industrially relevant experience empowering them to critically analyze and creatively synthesize ideas. The School’s research and commercial activities are based on the same guiding principles.
The School operates across the Melbourne city campus and the Bundoora campus. Both are easily accessible via public transportation. The School also has off-campus facilities at the Lakes Entrance, which supports student learning and experiences through field trips and research.
Guided by Professor Andrew Smith, the School offers a practical, novel and exciting approach to applied sciences.