2020 Fields of Research codes

Instructions
It is vital that you use the six-digit codes that designate the most specific subject descriptions.  Use the drop-down and select the description number to locate the appropriate six-digit code.

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  • 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES

    3001Agricultural biotechnology
    3002Agriculture, land and farm management
    3003 Animal production
    3004 Crop and pasture production
    3005 Fisheries sciences
    3006 Food sciences
    3007 Forestry sciences
    3008Horticultural production
    3009Veterinary sciences
    3099Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences

  • 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    3101Biochemistry and cell biology
    3102Bioinformatics and computational biology
    3103 Ecology
    3104 Evolutionary biology
    3105 Genetics
    3106 Industrial biotechnology
    3107Microbiology
    3108Plant biology
    3109Zoology
    3199Other biological sciences

  • 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES

    3201Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
    3202Clinical sciences
    3203 Dentistry
    3204 Immunology
    3205 Medical biochemistry and metabolomics
    3206 Medical biotechnology
    3207Medical microbiology
    3208Medical physiology
    3209Neurosciences
    3210Nutrition and dietetics
    3211Oncology and carcinogenesis
    3212Ophthalmology and optometry
    3213Paediatrics
    3214Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
    3215Reproductive medicine
    3299Other biomedical and clinical sciences

  • 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN

    3301Architecture
    3302Building
    3303 Design
    3304 Urban and regional planning
    3399 Other built environment and design

  • 34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES

    3401Analytical chemistry
    3402Inorganic chemistry
    3403Macromolecular and materials chemistry
    3404Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry
    3405Organic chemistry
    3406Physical chemistry
    3407Theoretical and computational chemistry
    3499Other chemical sciences

  • 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES

    3501Accounting, auditing and accountability
    3502Banking, finance and investment
    3503Business systems in context
    3504Commercial services
    3505Human resources and industrial relations
    3506Marketing
    3507Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
    3508Tourism
    3509Transportation, logistics and supply chains
    3599Other commerce, management, tourism and services

  • 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING

    3601Art history, theory and criticism
    3602Creative and professional writing
    3603Music
    3604Performing arts
    3605Screen and digital media
    3606Visual arts
    3699Other creative arts and writing

  • 37 EARTH SCIENCES

    3701Atmospheric sciences
    3702Climate change science
    3703Geochemistry
    3704Geoinformatics
    3705Geology
    3706Geophysics
    3707Hydrology
    3708Oceanography
    3709Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    3799Other earth sciences

  • 38 ECONOMICS

    3801Applied economics
    3802Econometrics
    3803Economic theory
    3899Other economics

  • 39 EDUCATION

    3901Curriculum and pedagogy
    3902Education policy, sociology and philosophy
    3903Education systems
    3904Specialist studies in education
    3999Other Education

  • 40 ENGINEERING

    4001Aerospace engineering
    4002Automotive engineering
    4003Biomedical engineering
    4004Chemical engineering
    4005Civil engineering
    4006Communications engineering
    4007Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics
    4008Electrical engineering
    4009Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
    4010Engineering practice and education
    4011Environmental engineering
    4012Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
    4013Geomatic engineering
    4014Manufacturing engineering
    4015Maritime engineering
    4016Materials engineering
    4017Mechanical engineering
    4018Nanotechnology
    4019Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy
    4099Other engineering

  • 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

    4101Climate change impacts and adaptation
    4102Ecological applications
    4103Environmental biotechnology
    4104Environmental management
    4105Pollution and contamination
    4106Soil sciences
    4199Other environmental sciences

  • 42 HEALTH SCIENCES

    4201Allied health and rehabilitation science
    4202 Epidemiology
    4203Health services and systems
    4204Midwifery
    4205Nursing
    4206Public health
    4207Sports science and exercise
    4208Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
    4299Other health sciences

  • 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY

    4301Archaeology
    4302Heritage, archive and museum studies
    4303Historical studies
    4399Other history, heritage and archaeology

  • 44 HUMAN SOCIETY

    4401Anthropology
    4402Criminology
    4403Demography
    4404Development studies
    4405Gender studies
    4406Human geography
    4407Policy and administration
    4408Political science
    4409Social work
    4410Sociology
    4499Other human society

  • 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES

    4501Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
    4502Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
    4503Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges and management
    4504Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing
    4505Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
    4506Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sciences
    4507Te ahurea, reo me te hītori o te Māori (Māori culture, language and history)
    4508Mātauranga Māori (Māori education)
    4509Ngā mātauranga taiao o te Māori (Māori environmental knowledges)
    4510Te hauora me te oranga o te Māori (Māori health and wellbeing)
    4511Ngā tāngata, te porihanga me ngā hapori o te Māori (Māori peoples, society and community)
    4512Ngā pūtaiao Māori (Māori sciences)
    4513Pacific Peoples culture, language and history
    4514Pacific Peoples education
    4515Pacific Peoples environmental knowledges
    4516Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing
    4517Pacific Peoples sciences
    4518Pacific Peoples society and community
    4519Other Indigenous data, methodologies and global Indigenous studies
    4599Other Indigenous studies

  • 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES

    4601Applied computing
    4602Artificial intelligence
    4603Computer vision and multimedia computation
    4604Cybersecurity and privacy
    4605Data management and data science
    4606Distributed computing and systems software
    4607Graphics, augmented reality and games
    4608Human-centred computing
    4609Information systems
    4610Library and information studies
    4611Machine learning
    4612Software engineering
    4613Theory of computation
    4699Other information and computing sciences

  • 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE

    4701Communication and media studies
    4702Cultural studies
    4703Language studies
    4704Linguistics
    4705Literary studies
    4799Other language, communication and culture

  • 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES

    4801Commercial law
    4802Environmental and resources law
    4803International and comparative law
    4804Law in context
    4805Legal systems
    4806Private law and civil obligations
    4807Public law
    4899Other law and legal studies

  • 49 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

    4901Applied mathematics
    4902Mathematical physics
    4903Numerical and computational mathematics
    4904Pure mathematics
    4905Statistics
    4999Other mathematical sciences

  • 50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    5001Applied ethics
    5002History and philosophy of specific fields
    5003Philosophy
    5004Religious studies
    5005Theology
    5099Other philosophy and religious studies

  • 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    5101Astronomical sciences
    5102Atomic, molecular and optical physics
    5103Classical physics
    5104Condensed matter physics
    5105Medical and biological physics
    5106Nuclear and plasma physics
    5107Particle and high energy physics
    5108Quantum physics
    5109Space sciences
    5110Synchrotrons and accelerators
    5199Other physical sciences

  • 52 PSYCHOLOGY

    5201Applied and developmental psychology
    5202Biological psychology
    5203Clinical and health psychology
    5204Cognitive and computational psychology
    5205Social and personality psychology
    5299Other psychology