Applied and computational mathematics are among the most interwoven and interdisciplinary of all research areas, encompassing modelling, analysis, algorithm development, and simulation for problems arising throughout the sciences and engineering.
Swinburne University of Technology provides an interactive research environment for post graduate students interested in exploring the mathematical properties of systems in atmosphere/ocean science, high temperature physics, fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, financial mathematics, computational biology and any number of other disciplines.
In accord with their interests and background, post graduate students may take their doctorate in Mathematics, Science or Engineering.
The Applied Mathematics major in the Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree is now being offered as a course of study.
Majors with other faculties (undergraduate)
Swinburne's offers a flexible structure to most of our undergraduate degrees, subject to faculty approval and timetabling, it may be possible for students to complete majors from other faculties.
The major is ideal for students who are strong in mathematics but wish to pursue a non-mathematical major.
Science graduates with a applied mathematics major are expected to be highly sought after in research and industry positions where quantitative skills in graduates are essential.
Such students might be expected to progress to science honours programs and ultimately into research positions, including those offered at the Swinburne Research Centres.
The applied mathematics major will also enable science students who wish to pusue a career as a teacher to broaden their offering to include expertise in mathematics. There is currently a chronic and acute shortage in trained mathematics teachers.
The applied mathematics major will also assist students obtain jobs in which employers are seeking excellent analtyical ability to supplement their “hands-on” scientific skills.
Further careers information for Mathematics & Statistics - Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute