Study with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics 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.

Mathematics courses

Mathematics courses

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

Mathematics is used for analysis, forecasting and modelling, and plays a vital role in today's information age.

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Statistics courses

Statistics courses

Discover how to estimate the present and predict the future. Design experiments, collect data and summarise information.

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.

The result: A student experience that rests on great teaching, a high level of support and industry experience.

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Women in mathematics and statistics

Women in mathematics and statistics

We educate students to enter the information age. We need to make sure that women are fully represented.

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My philosophy is to create a classroom environment that’s engaging and supportive. I love to see students achieve more than they thought they could, and I hope they finish the semester enjoying statistics more than they did at the beginning.

Dr Amanda Shaker
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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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 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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Award winning educator

Award winning educator

Dr Amanda Shaker has received an Australian Award for University Teaching for contributions to student learning.

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