Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers an exciting range of study options, exploring the origins of the universe, to the depths of the Antarctic ice sheets, to the processes of the human brain, and more.

Victoria University has a central place in Wellington, the Science Capital of New Zealand. We make the most of ongoing collaborations with local research institutes, healthcare providers and government departments to give our students access to the breadth of opportunities that a career in science offers.

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Aug6Science Careers Expo
Date: 6 August 2015
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
Meet potential employers and learn what you can do with a science degree from Victoria. Read more
Aug19Science Public Lecture - Napier
Date: 19 August 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Eastern Institute of Technology, 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier
A free event with two talks on tuatara and wasp populations. Read more
Nov23-24History of Science Conference
Date: 23–24 November 2015
Time: 8.00 am
Venue: AM102 and AM104, Kelburn Campus
An interdisiplinary conference on finding New Zealand's scientific heritage. Read more

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31 July 2015 Excellence recognised by world-renowned institute
Professor Peter Smith has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for his research on multiple antennas. Read more
28 July 2015 Ferrier science embedded in biotech drug development
A new drug to treat a rare muscle-wasting disease, and manufactured using Ferrier Research Institute technology, has been acquired for commercial development. Read more
27 July 2015 Island field course wows science students
A week-long biology field trip to Lord Howe Island gave 10 science students a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. Read more

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Summer Courses

Need some extra credit? Apply now for Trimester 3—we offer a selection of courses to suit you.


NIWA Science and Technology Fair

Calling all Year 7 to 13 students—entries are open for the 2015 NIWA Wellington Science and Technology Fair, held at Victoria University of Wellington from 26-29 August.

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Antarctica Online

Antarctica Online is a 6-week online course looking at Antarctic history, geology and culture, and features lectures filmed on the ice. Enrol now for September start.