About the College

The College of Science, Health and Engineering contains nine schools and 16 departments working across La Trobe's multi-campus operations, offering general and specialist undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degree courses.

Our world-leading staff are dedicated to achieving significant educational and research outcomes in their fields. Our degrees are linked to emerging trends and are designed to prepare students for work in changing environments. We deliver a wide range of general and specialist courses that challenge students to expand their life and learning experiences.

We are engaged in both regional and metropolitan communities, with our courses offered across the Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Bundoora, Franklin St (Melbourne), Mildura, Shepparton and Sydney campuses.

Our students have access to world-renowned research facilities including the A$100 million La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) and the A$288 million Centre for AgriBioscience.

Our world-class researchers work in collaboration with industry partners and multiple disciplines across the university to deliver significant research outcomes across five thematic areas:

  • Building healthy communities
  • Securing food, water and the environment
  • Sport, exercise and rehabilitation
  • Transforming human societies
  • Understanding disease

Our researchers work in an environment which encourages innovative solutions and opportunities for research breakthroughs across important scientific and social issues. They hold significant strength and expertise in:

  • Environment
  • Rehabilitation and Exercise
  • Brain, Mind and Behaviour
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Infection, Immunity and Cancer Research.

College Strategic Plan

Visual overiew of the SHE College Strategic PlanThe College of Science, Health and Engineering Strategic Plan [PDF 35KB] sets out a series of core priorities across Research, Teaching and Learning, Partnerships and People.

The pursuit of excellence across these four areas is ongoing and is essential to the growth of the School's reputation and resilience.