Science & engineering | Youth Central

There are so many different types of careers possible in science and engineering that it is impossible to list them all.

Some different areas of science include:

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Astrophysics
  • Biological and physical sciences
  • Environmental sciences
  • Food science
  • Forensic science
  • Health sciences
  • Meteorology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmacology
  • Research and scientific testing
  • Social sciences.

There are many specialities in engineering, including:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Agricultural engineering 
  • Automotive engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Drafting and design engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Geological engineering
  • Industrial
  • Marine engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Software engineering

Associations, peak bodies & government organisations

Visit these organisations to find out more about each industry including information about jobs, career paths and training opportunities.

Royal Society of Victoria
Science Teachers Association of Victoria
Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisatio (CSIRO)
Victorian Space Science Education Centre
National Science Week (August)
Australian Academy of Science
Engineers Australia

Career profiles

Find out about the types of jobs that people do in the science and engineering industries.