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Train Your Microscope on an Unlimited Future.

You understand the world is a vastly complicated place – from the tiniest atom to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

You want to fill in the blanks in human knowledge. Run your theories through the microscope of scientific rigour. And pass your discoveries on to future generations. Explore a world of infinite possibilities. At Western.    

Western has a brand new state of the art science building at Parramatta.

Short Term Learning. Long Term Gain.

Delivered through an innovative model of focused, condensed learning, our range of online short courses enable you to ramp up your knowledge and learn new skills quickly – and even complete your studies in as little as 30 weeks. Study online where and when it bests suits you.

Applications to commence study in February or April 2022 are now open.

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Facilities

Our state-of-the art research facilities and labs include an imaging lab, instrumentation lab, polarisation microscopy systems, development systems for detecting fingerprints, specialised light sources and cutting-edge photography technologies.

Cool toys for serious work

Perform cutting-edge research using high-tech instruments, like the Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer, the confocal bio-imaging facility, and the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility, arguably the best in the Southern Hemisphere.

Experimental field sites

See agriculture in action at Western’s experimental field sites. These include farm dams, climate-controlled plant-growth cabinets, a post-harvest controlled environment system and physiology labs, orchards, a vineyard, an olive grove and cleared plots. Animals kept on campus include cattle, sheep, reptiles, marsupials and deer.

Crime Scene House

Forensics majors can collect evidence and investigate realistic crime scenes at Western’s world-class training and research facility, Crime Scene House. Facilities include:

Join a leading Australian Institute

Major in Medicinal Chemistry and you can apply for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Leading climate change research

The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE) at Western is a beacon for the best and brightest climate change and energy researchers from around Australia and the world. Just some of the HIE’s research includes landscape revegetation and reforestation, biofuel production, remediation of contaminated soils and adaptation to climate change.