The decision to study a STEM discipline can give you the skills to pursue a career in countless professions and specialist areas from science to engineering, medicine to information technology, design and beyond. Highly transferable, STEM skills are consistently proven to increase graduate employability in today’s rapidly evolving job landscape.

Fulfil your curiosity as you learn why and how the world works. Choose an area of study that interests you and learn from leading academics and researchers in your field. Why not explore molecular biology, electricity or artificial intelligence? Find out about STEM at the University of Melbourne and how to make a positive impact around the globe.

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Episode 10: A STEM of advice

We’re back! After a brief hiatus, we’re proud to unleash our series finale: A STEM of Advice. It’s our most jam-packed episode yet, featuring tips and tricks from almost every guest we’ve interviewed so far.

Bonus episode: In conversation with Alan Finkel, Chief Scientist of Australia

In this special bonus episode of Secret Life of STEM, our resident Science Advisor Dr Andi Horvath speaks to Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel. Listen in as Alan Finkel talks about his inspirations and biggest tips for aspiring scientists, and answers year 10’s burning STEM questions.

Episode 9: Growing pop cultures

Futurists often use popular science-fiction stories to predict future STEM trends.Many technologies previously seen only on Star Trek and similar shows have now become everyday objects, like the iPad. Can you think of something you use today that might have come out of a sci-fi movie in the past?

Episode 8: STEM in society

Want to use STEM to build a better, brighter future? You better listen up! The world of STEM is rapidly changing, just like you will be.

Episode 7: STEM gets down to business

How do you turn your STEM studies into a living wage? Or even better - how do you turn your golden STEM idea into actual gold? You might just find out in this episode of Secret Life of STEM.

Episode 6: STEM: Will I fit in?

We’re going to tackle the issue of diversity in STEM head-on. There’s simply no room for prejudice in the STEM workplace. You’ll hear from some amazing people who are taking on bias in STEM, and winning.

Episode 5: Supporting your STEM student

Our team discuss the transition from high school to university, and how to make the most of your university open day. Make sure to take note of these insider tips for invaluable advice on taking your STEM learning to the next level.

Episode 4: STEM for artsy types

If you’re an arts student, you might not think STEM is that exciting. But – as we discover in this episode – the arts are not so separate from the sciences as we think. We call this crossover STEAM – Science, Tech, Engineering, ARTS and Maths.

Episode 3: What else can I do with STEM?

What if you want to jump from STEM into a new adventure? We explore this question with a lawyer, an entrepreneur, a politician, and a journalist. STEM could be your key to all corners of the world!

Episode 2: Future proof your career

In this episode, we discuss the importance of maths in building your foundation for career success. We also demystify getting into the university course you want, and learn what to do when an unexpected career opportunity arises.

Episode 1: Where Can STEM Take Me?

In this episode, we talk to Frances Separovic, who dropped out of uni for a while, but retained her curiosity and keenness to learn and is now a professor of a chemistry department. Find out what STEM can do for you!

Study STEM at Melbourne

Find out how you can apply to study STEM at Melbourne and make a difference in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

Information for Career Advisers and Teachers

Enquire about STEM education with Melbourne, areas of study, and how students can apply.