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Science based degree courses including base courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Maths are available at Aussie universities. Courses are Natural or Applied science or combinations of  2 or more sciences.  Sciences may be also be categorised as Life, Physical & Formal sciences.  

Several ways scientific disciplines are classified:

Physical sciences: study of  non living systems

Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry,  Earth Sciences, Atmospheric, Material Sciences, Geology etc

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Formal Sciences : abstract reasoning
Logic, mathematics computer science, information theory, systems theory, decision theory, statistics etc

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Natural Sciences: study of natural physical law and phenomenon
Astronomy, Physics, Biology, Chemistry,   Earth Sciences, Atmospheric, Geological, Oceanography,  Material Sciences etc

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Life Sciences: study of living systems
Biology,  Microbiology, Molecular biology, Marine Biology, Botany and Plant science, Zoology, Oceanography, Ornithology ( birds), Entomology (insects), Veterinary science , Food, Nutrition, Zoology etc

 

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Cross-discipline sciences : combination of  two  or more  natural or physical sciences

  • Physics variants         :  astrophysics, geophysics, biophysics, nanoscience, astrobiology
  • Chemistry variants    :  biochemistry, geochemistry and astrochemistry, astrobiology
  • Biology variants         :  oceanography, Environmental scienceForestry, Ecology

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Applied Science: Practical applications with tangible results and manifested products
Engineering & Technology is often used interchangeably with ” Applied Science “

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Examples of Applied Sciences :

Applied Mathematics :

Economics, Actuarial Science, Econometrics,  Finance, Statistics, Accounting, Taxation, Demographics, Market research, Weather forecasting / Meterology, Financial Stock Market analysis, Insurance and Risk Assessment etc

Roles: Mathematician, Statistician Data Analyst, Sales Analyst, Financial Analyst, accountant, Demographer, Teacher, Actuary etc

Applied  Information Theory, Computer Science & Logic :

Software Development, Computer Programming and Information Technology IT, Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, Application programming, Computer vision, Neural networks, Networking, Knowledge management, internet, mobile phone technology, Telecommunications, Web development, Robotics, Automation,  Data Mining , Chaos Theory etc

Jobs: Software developer, programmer,  IT Architect, Systems analyst, business analyst, database administrator, Network Manager, Systems Administrator, Unix/ Linux admin, Software engineer, Technical  test analyst, Security specialist, teacher, Web developer, Web designer, Hardware engineer etc

Applied Physics :

Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Aeronautical,
NanotechonologyElectronics: Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electrical science, Aircraft, Civil & Structural Engineering, Architecture, Nuclear technology, Mobile phone, Telecommunications,  Chemical , Ceramic, Petroleum  engineering, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Optics/ Optometry, Mining Engineering, Geology,Weapons technology,  Manufacturing, Photovoltaics, Renewable, Solar Energy etc

Employment: Physicist, scientist, researcher, teacher, Engineer ( all types ) , Technician, Technical specialist, Geologist, astronomer, Astrophysicist, Inventor

Applied Biology :

Medicine, Surgery,  Veterinary medicine, Pathology, Genetic Engineering, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biometrics, Bio-medical engineering, Forestry & Conservation, Environmental Science, Fisheries science, Agriculture, Agronomy, Dentistry, Nutrition
Work as: Biologist, Botanist, Zoologist, Physician,Veterinarian, Nurse, Dentist, Nutritionist, Molecular biologist, Scientists, Genetic engineer, environmentalist, biomedical engineer, teacher

Applied Chemistry :
Pharmacology, Pharmacist, Material science, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental science, Water treatment, Food Technology, Environmental scienceForestry and Conservation, Forensic science, Geology, Ceramic engineering etc
Roles: Chemist, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist, Material scientist, teacher,  Foresic investigator (limited  job opportunities) , Chemical Engineer, Environmental scientist etc


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Victoria: VIC

New South Wales : NSW

  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology : Macquarie University
  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology Geosciences, Maths, Psychology : Uni of Sydney
  • Chemistry, Physics, Biological Science, Marine and Coastal Science, Math, : UNSW
  • Physics, Chem, Bio, Health Sciences, Food, Horticulture, Nature Conservation, Biomolecular science courses : Western Sydney University
  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences : UOW
  • Physics, Chemistry, Bio, Biomedical, Forensic Biology, Environmental Forensics, Marine Biology : Uni of Technology Sydney
  • Engineering Physics courses : Uni of Wollongong
  • Agriculture, Allied Health, Animal Science courses at Charles Sturt Univ 
  • School of Environment, Science and Engineering & School of Health and Human Sciences : Southern Cross Uni
  • Maths, Physics, Environmental and Life Science courses at Newcastle University
  • Science courses at University of New England : UNE

Queensland : QLD


Western Australia : WA

South Australia : SA

Tasmania : TAS

  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology degree courses:  University of Tasmania : UTAS

Australian Capital Territory: ACT

Northern Territory: NT

  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology degree courses : CDU