Study with the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical and and Physical Sciences has a unique, and supportive, approach to teaching that offers students hands-on experience and close guidance from academic staff.

Our mathematics major enhances problem solving. Data science is also available as an undergraduate major in most degrees and in the Master of Data Science – giving students the opportunity to specialise in big data, cloud computing, analytical science or bioinformatics.

Our physics major prepares you for a dynamic and creative career by teaching problem-solving skills and technical fundamentals. You will start building practical and theoretical skills from first year, and graduate ready to work in new and exciting roles in emerging areas.

Our students experience great teaching, a high level of support and industry experience.

Mathematics courses

Mathematics courses

Explore mathematical concepts, learn how to formulate and model abstract problems, and build skills in problem solving.

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Statistics courses

Statistics courses

Develop skills in statistical thinking, predicting and planning, and identify trends from masses of information.

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Student experience

Student experience

Our programs feature small group activities and we strive for continual improvement based on student feedback.

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Women in mathematical and physical sciences

Women in mathematical and physical sciences

We need to make sure that women are fully represented in the information age.

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Graduate research degrees

Graduate research degrees

Specialise in fundamental and applied research to create innovative and practical solutions.

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Physics courses

Physics courses

Become part of our proud history of materials and optical physics and study in innovative laboratories.

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I enrolled in the Master of Data Science because I enjoy problem solving and critical thinking. Based on my industry based learning experience, I chose my final semester’s elective subjects to benefit my future career.

Amelia Vella
Master of Data Science,
Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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Our students learn how to adapt to rapid advances in technology and the sciences.

Meet our students

Meet our students

Mathematical and physical sciences can take you anywhere. Meet the future professionals of the information age.

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Study data science

Study data science

Employers worldwide are searching for graduates that understand data science and can navigate the digital landscape.

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Study physics

Study physics

Study a major in physics at La Trobe University. Learn about matter and energy, and how they interact.

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