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Department of Mathematics

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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.

For undergraduate students, the department offers a bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics. Staff from our department also teach general and course-specific mathematics units for students enrolled in courses from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Our Mathematics and Statistics Help Centre (MASH) is a faculty supported innitiative providing additional tutoring support at no additional cost for all FSET students and is open 10am - 4pm, five days a week during semester.

Students also have access to our online MathsCast library to assist in their studies.

For students looking to study for a higher degree, we provide an interactive research environment for postgraduate students interested in exploring the mathematical properties of systems in atmosphere/ocean science, fluid dynamics, statistical mechanics and molecular dynamics, computational biology and a number of other disciplines.

The department also encompasses a research group in Mathematics Education and learning technologies, and supervision for associated postgraduate degrees in these areas.

In accord with their interests and background, postgraduate students may take their doctorate in Mathematics, Science or Engineering.


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    Open Day
    10am - 4pm, 3 August
    It is an opportunity for prospective students to see the university, talk to staff and find out more about our undergraduate study opportunities
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    Understanding Epigenetics through Mathematics
    5:30-7pm, 19th August
    Swinburne’s Department of Mathematics is proud to host an AMSI Public Lecture by Prof. Terry Speed, the 2013 Prime Minister's Science Prize winner