Science and mathematics

Learning to think like a Scientist is a skill that will set you up to be analytical, capable, and above all, highly employable.

Science covers an ever-evolving range of sub-disciplines which involve observation, experimentation, and the testing and development of new ideas and products. UQ Science graduates now work in fields including chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, genetics, psychology and statistics.

Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns, formulate new conjectures, and establish truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions.

Key Facts:

  • 75% of growing employment areas in Australia require scientific training
  • Unemployment for Science graduates over 30 years old is less than 3%
  • Science degrees provide you with the skills employers are looking for:
    • collaboration and teamwork
    • oral and written communication
    • ethical reasoning
    • quantitative skills to apply mathematical and statistical thinking

Where can Science and Mathematics take you?

  • Business Analytics, Vodafone Hutchinson Australia
  • Business Planning and Improvement Manager, OBE Organic
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Molecular Oncology Research Institute, Tufts University, Boston
  • New Technology Associate, Asia-Pacific New Technologies Team (ANTT), Cook Medical
  • Freelance Campaign Consultant, Not for profit organisations
  • Consultant, Bain & Company, Santiago, Chile
  • Feature Writer – Life & Times, New Straits Times, Malaysia
  • Head of Labwater Regional Marketing – Asia Pacific, Merck Millipore
  • Tiger Handler, Dreamworld
  • Veterinarian, Mobile Vet Practice, Swan Creek, NSW
  • OCE Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO, Melbourne
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU
  • Senior Carnivore Keeper, Auckland Zoo
  • Medical Researcher, Veteran Mental Health Initiative, Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation
  • Senior Veterinarian, Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital, University of Sydney
  • PhD candidate, Cambridge University
  • Project Manager, Medigen Biotechnology Corporation, Taiwan
  • Director Pharmaceutical and Biotech Markets, Springer Nature Publishing
  • Enterprise Developer, Clinton Foundation, Nairobi
  • Biostatistician, QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research
  • Scientific Aide, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Aircraft Performance Lead, Virgin Australia
  • Owner, Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers
  • Chief Technology Officer, ETP Ion Detect
  • Marine Biologist, ECOCEAN
  • PhD Candidate, UQ Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Global Program Manager, Sales Enablement and E-learning, Coloplast, Denmark
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