The Faculty of Science is home to teaching and research initiatives at Parkville, Creswick and Burnley campuses. Each of these locations has historical ties to specific disciplines, which continue to evolve and address contemporary science and environment issues.

Burnley campus

Burnley campus is renowned for teaching and research in environmental and ornamental horticulture. Set on 9 hectares of heritage-listed gardens, the grounds began operating as a learning centre at the forefront of horticultural education in 1891. A strong collective of academics and contributors continue to develop education in horticultural processes to meet industry demands.

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Creswick campus

Situated on 20 hectares of land with adjacent native and plantation forests, Creswick has been an important location for forest science education since 1910, the historic campus containing original goldfields architecture significant to Victoria's heritage. It is Australia's only dedicated forest ecosystem science campus where staff undertake extensive research in forest ecosystem conservation, forest industries and molecular biology.

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Parkville campus

Parkville is the central University of Melbourne campus, located just north of the Melbourne CBD, and home to over 30,000 students and most staff. The campus dates from the mid-nineteenth century with many historic buildings and gardens. Of note is the System Garden which is unusual because unlike a botanical or ornamental garden, the plants were selected and planted according to an evolutionary system of classification – hence, System Garden.

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