Science in schools

The Faculty of Science is committed to providing high quality communications to secondary school audiences about undergraduate and graduate courses, careers and graduate outcomes, professional development for science teachers, and activities and programs for future students, parents and careers practitioners.

We recognise that future students and secondary science teachers welcome the opportunity to spend time on the University campus to explore their scientific interests. We offer a wide variety of on-campus events for future students at different levels, and professional development programs for teachers, from a Mathematics Olympiad to visits to the Tiegs Museum of Zoology.

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The Science Experience

Every January we host year 9 and 10 students for a 3-day science summer program. Students get to meet like-minded science buffs from all around Victoria, and work through a fun, interactive program of activities. We work with the Young Scientists of Australia in Melbourne who run the craziest science challenges throughout the Science Experience too. There are only 100 places each year, register early so you don’t miss out.

For more information and to register, please visit the The Science Experience website.

The Science Experience website


RISE – Residential Indigenous Science Experience

RISE to the challenge! Spend 3 days and nights at the University of Melbourne doing all things science. With the support of indigenous and science uni students as your mentors, you will do a heap of exciting science, maths and engineering activities that will require you to see, touch, experience and get your hands dirty. You will get to stay at one of the University’s residential colleges, explore the city of Melbourne and experience university life to the fullest.

VCE workshops & lectures

Several schools and departments within the Faculty of Science run VCE workshops and lectures.

Professional development for teachers

Several schools and departments within the Faculty of Science run annual or bi-annual professional development for science teachers. For more information about subject specific professional development, see: