Studying STEM

The STEM subjects within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are challenging, diverse, satisfying and practical.

One week you might investigate sustainable energy economies, while the next you'll build an app! Explore the full list of high school STEM subjects here, and the courses these can lead to after school.

Quick facts about studying STEM

  • 85%

    of students are ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ interested in STEM subjects

    * Youth in STEM Report 2021
  • The Australian Curriculum develops STEM competencies across Science, Mathematics and Technologies subjects

    * ACARA 2022
  • Between 2015 and 2020 there was an increase of


    in the number of women enrolling in university STEM courses

    * STEM Equity Monitor 2022
Child holding circuitry as part of learning experiment

STEM at school

Explore the full list of STEM subjects available in the Australian school curriculum, to find out which ones interest you.

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STEM after school

Find a TAFE or university course in STEM and see what subjects you should choose now, to help you in your preferred course.

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Internships and scholarships

Discover opportunities to pursue a career in STEM through study scholarships, traineeships and internships.

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