Science and mathematics

The world needs more scientists and mathematicians to solve problems in finance, the environment, science, food and quantum physics.

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.

A degree in a STEM field will develop your critical thinking and analytical skills and prepare you for a fulfilling and successful career:

  • Demand for workers with STEM skills is growing across all industries1
  • Jobs in STEM are projected to grow 14% by 2026, twice as fast as non-STEM jobs2
  • More than half of employers expect the need for STEM-qualified professionals to increase3

Where can science and mathematics take you?

If you already have a study area that interests you select the category below. Or just keep scrolling for the full list of careers that started by studying science and maths at UQ.



  • New Technology Associate, Asia-Pacific New Technologies Team (ANTT), Cook Medical
  • Feature Writer – Life & Times, New Straits Times, Malaysia
  • Project Manager, Medigen Biotechnology Corporation, Taiwan
  • Senior Data Scientist, Wear Optimo, Brisbane
  • Project Manager (mRNA vaccine development), Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Scientist, Aurigene Oncology Limited, Bangalore, India
  • PhD Candidate, Institute for Molecular Bioscience


  • Global Program Manager, Sales Enablement and E-learning, Coloplast, Denmark

Biomedical science

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sydney
  • Medical Researcher, Veteran Mental Health Initiative, Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation
  • Graduate Occupational Health and Safety Officer, BHP Billiton

Chemistry and nanotechnology

  • OCE Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO, Melbourne
  • Director Pharmaceutical and Biotech Markets, Springer Nature Publishing

Earth sciences

Food science and technology

Marine sciences

  • Filmmaker, Executive Producer and Director, Sydney
  • Investigator (Boating and Fisheries Patrol), Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Marine Biologist, ECOCEAN


  • Business Planning and Improvement Manager, OBE Organic
  • Consultant, Bain & Company, Santiago, Chile
  • Junior Software Development Engineer, SilverRail Technologies
  • Biostatistician, QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research
  • Aircraft Performance Lead, Virgin Australia

Molecular biosciences

  • Business Analytics, Vodafone Hutchinson Australia
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Molecular Oncology Research Institute, Tufts University, Boston
  • Head of Labwater Regional Marketing – Asia Pacific, Merck Millipore


  • Chief Technology Officer, ETP Ion Detect
  • Enterprise Developer, Clinton Foundation, Nairobi
  • Researcher, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU
  • Freelance Campaign Consultant, Not for profit organisations

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