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At Griffith, we enable soaring ambitions and ground-breaking discoveries

We offer a range of science degrees—from chemical to forensic, physical to biomedical—as well as Australia’s most highly recognised aviation program. Studying science or aviation, you’ll learn from award-winning teachers and in state-of-the-art amenities. You’ll also benefit from our close ties with industry and gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of your choice.

Study science and aviation at Griffith

Study Science

Hear from Professor Jennifer Martin, Director of Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery; Professor Vicky Avery of Avery Group at Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery; Professor Tim Ryley, Head of School of Natural Sciences; Professor Howard Wiseman, Director of Centre for Quantum Dynamics; and PhD students Joseph Ho and Morgan Weston.

Study Aviation

Hear from Professor Tim Ryley, Head of School of Natural Sciences; Michael Schuba, Grade 1 Flight Instructor at Basair Aviation College; Sammy Kooznetzoff, Bachelor of Aviation graduate; Sravan Pingali, Lecturer in Aviation; and Bachelor of Aviation students Anthony Hill, James Baxter and Matthew Lynch.

Ranked #1 for student satisfaction and teaching quality

Griffith is the top ranked university in South East Queensland for student satisfaction and teaching quality for natural and physical sciences. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia results, Griffith rated 'well above world-standard', the maximum rating possible, for physics, chemistry and environmental science, which means that as a student, you'll gain the latest knowledge from leading researchers.

Strong future career prospects

The majority of future jobs growth is likely to be in science, technology, engineering and maths. Through our unique employability program, including final year projects, you'll gain hands-on experience with local and international industry partners and be prepared to enter a wide range of careers.

Australia’s most recognised aviation program

With our innovative approach to aviation education, and 20 years of experience teaching in the field, we’ve gained an international reputation for producing qualified graduates in demand by the aviation industry.

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Career opportunities

Our science and aviation degrees span a range of careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you might find opportunities in environmental or health organisations, energy and resource companies, government departments or research institutes, or as a commercial pilot.

Student story

Ben Norton

Griffith photonics graduate

Nanoscience Centre of Quantum Dynamics

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Ben Norton - Griffith photonics graduate

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Monday 27 February — Saturday 17 June

Trimester 1 (International)

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester starting on Monday 27 February.

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.

Tuesday 16 May — Wednesday 26 April

Discover Griffith – Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Monday 22 May — Friday 26 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.

Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2 (International)

Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September.

Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July

Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan

Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.

Sunday 23 July — Wednesday 26 April

Open Day

Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses at Open Day to find out about student life and discover what's possible at Griffith.