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At Griffith, we enable soaring ambitions and ground-breaking discoveries

We offer a range of science degrees—from chemical to forensic, physical to biomedical—as well as Australia's most highly recognised aviation program. Studying science or aviation, you'll learn from award-winning teachers and in state-of-the-art amenities. You'll also benefit from our close ties with industry and gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of your choice.

Study science and aviation at Griffith

Study Science

Hear from Professor Jennifer Martin, Director of Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery; Professor Vicky Avery of Avery Group at Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery; Professor Tim Ryley, Head of School of Natural Sciences; Professor Howard Wiseman, Director of Centre for Quantum Dynamics; and PhD students Joseph Ho and Morgan Weston.

Study Aviation

Hear from Professor Tim Ryley, Head of School of Natural Sciences; Michael Schuba, Grade 1 Flight Instructor at Basair Aviation College; Sammy Kooznetzoff, Bachelor of Aviation graduate; Sravan Pingali, Lecturer in Aviation; and Bachelor of Aviation students Anthony Hill, James Baxter and Matthew Lynch.

Ranked #1 for student satisfaction and teaching quality

Griffith is the top ranked university in South East Queensland for student satisfaction and teaching quality for natural and physical sciences. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia results, Griffith rated 'well above world-standard', the maximum rating possible, for physics, chemistry and environmental science, which means that as a student, you'll gain the latest knowledge from leading researchers.

Strong future career prospects

The majority of future jobs growth is likely to be in science, technology, engineering and maths. Through our unique employability program, including final year projects, you'll gain hands-on experience with local and international industry partners and be prepared to enter a wide range of careers.

Australia's most recognised aviation program

With our innovative approach to aviation education, and 20 years of experience teaching in the field, we've gained an international reputation for producing qualified graduates in demand by the aviation industry.

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Career opportunities

Our science and aviation degrees span a range of careers. Depending on your degree and specialisation, you might find opportunities in environmental or health organisations, energy and resource companies, government departments or research institutes, or as a commercial pilot.

Student story

Ben Norton

Griffith photonics graduate

Nanoscience Centre of Quantum Dynamics

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Ben Norton - Griffith photonics graduate

January 16, 2018

Bright sparks: How Griffith researchers are using light to build a better supercomputer

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Key dates

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Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Monday 22 January — Wednesday 31 January

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December

Ongoing Q&A sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Monday 26 February — Saturday 23 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 26 February 2018 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Saturday 9 to Saturday 23 June.

Sunday 8 April — Monday 9 April

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo - Adelaide

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo in Adelaide to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Tuesday 1 May — Wednesday 24 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Lismore

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 2 May — Thursday 3 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Thursday 3 May — Sunday 6 May

VCE and and Careers Expo - Melbourne

Visit the Griffith University stand at the VCE and Careers Expo in Melbourne to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Wednesday 9 May — Wednesday 24 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Townsville

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Thursday 10 May — Wednesday 24 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Cairns

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Friday 11 May — Saturday 12 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more

Monday 14 May — Wednesday 24 January

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - Gold Coast campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Tuesday 15 May — Wednesday 24 January

Pathways to Medicine Information Evening - South Bank campus

What you need to know to maximise your chances of gaining a place to study Griffith's Doctor of Medicine.  

Tuesday 15 May — Wednesday 24 January

Mature Student Open Evening - South Bank campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Tuesday 15 May — Wednesday 24 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Toowoomba

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Thursday 17 May — Wednesday 24 January

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast campus

If you’re considering returning to university for postgraduate study, or starting for the first time, come along to a Griffith University Mature Student Open Evening to speak to our specialist advisers about pathways to study and support for non-school leavers and mature age students.  

Monday 21 May — Friday 25 May

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.   Find out more

Tuesday 22 May — Wednesday 24 January

Parent and Student Advice Night - Nathan campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Thursday 24 May — Wednesday 24 January

Parent and Student Advice Night - Gold Coast campus

Tour the campus and get personal study and subject selection advice with our expert study advisers at this informative on-campus event. Meet current Griffith students and their parents and hear about their experiences of the transition from school to university.  

Tuesday 29 May — Wednesday 24 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Mackay

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Wednesday 30 May — Wednesday 24 January

Future-proof your career - The Griffith STEM Roadshow - Rockhampton

Learn how you can future-proof your career with study in STEM. Hear from Griffith lecturers, researchers and students about Griffith programs and how you can prepare yourself for the careers of the future.  Find out more

Tuesday 19 June — Wednesday 24 January

Discover Griffith - Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Thursday 21 June — Wednesday 24 January

Discover Griffith - Gold Coast campus

Join us at our Gold Coast campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You'll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.  

Monday 9 July — Saturday 20 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 9 July . Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 6 to Saturday 20 October.

Saturday 21 July — Sunday 22 July

TSXPO (Tertiary Studies Expo)

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Tertiary Studies Expo to find out about your study options, how to apply and university life.  Find out more