About us

About us

The Faculty of Science at Monash University is at the forefront of innovation and discovery in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and earth, atmospheric and environmental sciences.

Key Faculty Metrics 2019



Direct expenses$140M

Direct expenses

Research income$29M

Research income

Student fees and Commercial income$134M

Student fees and Commercial income

Undergraduate and Postgraduate student enrolments6,996

Undergraduate and Postgraduate
student enrolments

Monash in the top one per cent of world universities697

Higher degree by research
student enrolments

  • Monash Science is ranked the best university in Australia for Chemistry according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings*.
  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked our Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy within the top 100 (THE Rankings, 2020).
  • And our academics’ high-impact research has contributed to Monash University’s Number 1 ranking in the prestigious Nature Index.
  • In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia national research evaluation framework, the School of Physics and Astronomy achieved the highest rating of 5 in all assessed Fields of Research and an overall rating of 5. Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Plant Biological, Zoology and Environment Science and Management achieved 5. This indicates that our research is well above world standard.
  • * Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS World Rankings 2020.