Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are fundamental to our lives. Who can imagine a world without modern transport, medicines, Wi-Fi and smartphones? All these were created thanks to the fields known collectively as STEM.

STEM is about more than fancy gadgets and medical innovations. It embodies a way of questioning, testing and analysing that enables you to draw conclusions based on evidence. A way of thinking about the world that will benefit you in far-reaching ways beyond the specific disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

STEM is responsible for the great innovations that make our world better. Research reveals that 75 percent of the fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and knowledge* and a degree in these areas will prepare you for careers in global scientific, technological and engineering revolutions.

You can study areas as diverse as nanoscience, molecular biology, robotics, biomedical engineering and computing. With major technological advances opening up many new areas, from ecosystems to nanotechnology, there has never been a more fascinating time to study STEM.

*Australian Industry Group research report: Lifting our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Skills

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We've taught Australia’s first astronaut, an Antarctic explorer, a chief scientist and a Nobel laureate. When you study STEM at Sydney, you will learn critical thinking and evaluation, and how to put forward a logical argument.

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STEM careers


If you’re considering studying science or engineering, you’re probably wondering what job you might get.

Find out more about the variety of careers to choose from when you graduate with a STEM degree.





STEM courses


The University of Sydney offers a wide variety of STEM degrees across Science, Engineering and IT, Agriculture and Environment, and Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

To start your journey in STEM, take a looks at the courses offered here at Sydney.