School of Molecular and Life Sciences

School discipline areas

Agriculture students


Australia has the potential to be a leader in developing innovative solutions for sustainable, economical and ethical food production, across domestic and international markets.

In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 assessment, Curtin University ranked well above world standard for crop and pasture production.

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Chemistry discipline area


Chemistry is recognised for established strength in physical and analytical chemistry, with emerging activities focused on materials and synthetic chemistry.

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Environment and agriculture discipline area

Environmental Sciences

Our courses are supported by research-led teaching and delivered by academics with industry experience and the dedication to creating a better world.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, Curtin ranked top 100 in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences.

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Food science discipline area

Food Science

Feed the world! If you like working with food and you enjoy science, then a career as a food scientist may be for you. A career in food science and technology is diverse and challenging, one day you may be developing a new food product and the next you may be solving technical problems on a processing line.

The study of food science and technology is multi-disciplinary, involving application of the life sciences; biology, chemistry, nutrition, engineering, microbiology and the latest research developments in the handling, processing and packaging of foods from the farm to the consumer’s plate.

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Medical radiation science discipline area

Medical Radiation Sciences

Dealing with sick and sometimes anxious people requires considerable care and understanding. Professionals involved in the field of medical radiation must balance a genuine interest in patients and their welfare, along with the necessary technological requirements of the diagnostic or therapy procedure to be undertaken.

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