University of Sydney, Faculty of ScienceBy Asian Correspondent Mar 15, 2013 1:49AM UTC
The Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney is research focused and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees of exceptional quality. The faculty is made up of seven Schools – Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Molecular Bioscience, Psychology and Geosciences – plus the Unit for the History and Philosophy of Science.
Academics in the Faculty of Science have won a multitude of prizes for their research and teaching, and this one faculty alone attracts more competitive research funding from the Australian government (through the Australian Research Council) than most other entire universities across all disciplines. This reflects the culture of excellence that the Faculty of Science fosters, which is of direct benefit to students.
The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and a member of the Group of Eight – the eight leading and research intensive universities in Australia. Scholars and students share a passionate commitment to the transformative power of education, bringing together people from all social and cultural backgrounds.
Studying science with the University of Sydney
The undergraduate degree programs in the Faculty of Science are designed to offer challenges and excitement at a range of different levels, including the Talented Students’ Program, Advanced Science degree and specialist streams within the BSc that provide more directed science training and, in some cases, opportunities for industry placements.
The Faculty maintains close links with industry and a wide range of employers, and provides opportunities throughout your degree to explore career options. The degree programs have been designed so that students can specialise if they wish, but there they don’t have to make that decision until they have completed a general first year. There are opportunities for top science students with a strong interest in scientific investigation to undertake activity and research not available in normal enrolments through the Talented Student Program.
The first year experience in Science is designed to help students settle into University, to meet other students, and to decide on or confirm their interest in a specialised area of study. The university uses a variety of teaching methods to help students develop sound generic computing skills, interpersonal and communication skillsand an ability to work in teams and groups.
Most importantly, students learn how to analyse problems, work out solutions, and communicate these clearly to others. The staff provide insight into how complex systems function, while encouraging students to develop lifelong strategies for learning new approachesand to gain the skills needed to explore and use information in different contexts.
Postgraduate research presents an incredible opportunity for graduate students to extend their knowledge, build practicalskills and pursue their passion in a specialist subject. However, in today’s workplace, postgraduate research graduates are increasingly valued for their analytical talents,time management, problem solving skills, independence and acumen. University of Sydney graduate destinations are incredibly diverse, spanning research, policy, industry, management, government, business and international development, to name just a few sectors. The University of Sydney is pleased to offer a number of scholarship opportunities.
University research programs are designed to help students advance their research interests whiledeveloping professional skills and networks. The Faculty is actively producing the next generationof global leaders and cutting-edge researchers.