Science courses

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Introduction to Science courses

Study science online and investigate innovative and evidence-based solutions to improve the world around you. Whether your passion lies in the environment, biology, chemistry or astronomy, studying a course in science will equip you with the tools to devise solutions and make a meaningful difference.

Grow an appreciation for laboratory, field research or explore the origins and evolution of life on Earth.

Make discoveries, devise solutions, forge breakthroughs, solve equations, challenge existing beliefs, save energy, experiment. Discover the undiscovered.

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Peter studied biotechnology with RMIT University through Open Universities Australia

Science degrees

Undergraduate UNE-DSC-DIP

Diploma in Science

Undergraduate MAQ-BSC-DEG

Bachelor of Science

Available majors

  • Core Zone: Major in Biology

Postgraduate GRF-CAT-MAS

Master of Catchment Science

Postgraduate UND-MTH-GCE

Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

Science subjects

Undergraduate USA-BIOL1052

Foundations of Human Biology 1

Related degrees

Undergraduate UNE-PHYS100

Introductory Physics

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Undergraduate UNE-GEOL313

Environmental Geology

Related degrees

Non-Award CUR-UNR07

Mathematics for Science

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Undergraduate MAQ-FOSX1015

Statistical Concepts for Science

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Undergraduate TAS-KPZ001

Science of Gardening

How to become a science professional

Plant the seeds for a budding career in a growing field.

Study science and open up a world of opportunities across a range of industries.


Improve your career prospects when you study through OUA and get accreditation from some of Australia’s peak, reputable organisations.

Australian Institute of Biology (AIB)

The AIB represents biology professionals throughout Australia. They promote education and research in biology, and speak on behalf of biologists with government and other organisations.

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Student stories and study advice

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What is environmental science?

Are you passionate about understanding the natural world? A career in environmental science could be an excellent fit for you. Discover more about this fascinating field.

Careers in maths: 6 ways to use your mathematics degree

Have a knack for numbers? A mathematics degree will take you far—and maybe somewhere unexpected. 

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