Science

 

Specializations

 

The science field is very large; it incorporates Physical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. Examples of areas of specializations include:

  • Astronomy;
  • Astrophysics;
  • Biochemistry;
  • Bioinformatics;
  • Biomedical Science;
  • Biotechnology;
  • Botany;
  • Chemistry;
  • Earth Science;
  • Ecology;
  • Entomology;
  • Environmental Science;
  • Food Science;
  • Forensic Science;
  • Genetics;
  • Geography;
  • Geology;
  • Mathematical Science;
  • Parasitological Science;
  • Physics;
  • Toxicology; and
  • Zoology.

Professional Associations

 

Graduated students may be eligible for membership in the following professional bodies:

Astronomy
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU)
  • Astronomical Society of Australia Inc. (ASA)
Biological Science
  • Australian Institute of Biology (AIB)
  • International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)
Biotechnology
  • AusBiotech – Australians Biotechnology Organisation
Chemical Science
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Earth Sciences
  • The Geological Society – UK
  • Geological Society of Australia (GSA) – unavailable as at 2 March 2011
  • International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
Food Science
  • Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST)
  • International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)

Career Opportunities

 

  • Geologist;
  • Geophysicist;
  • Scientist;
  • Mathematician;
  • Laboratory Assistant/Technician;
  • Biochemist;
  • Chemist;
  • Ecologist;
  • Environmental Scientist;
  • Wildlife Biologist; and
  • Biotechnician.

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