About our School

Welcome from Head of SchoolProf Colin Waters

Mathematics is a universal way of interpreting the physical world. Mathematics, Statistics and Physics propel many technological innovations and advances that we rely on every day.

Welcome to the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. We have established an enviable reputation for our teaching and research largely due to the high calibre staff within our School.

Our graduates complete degrees that have embedded employer feedback including research, team work and quantitative and analytical skills. We have a range of flexible degree options for students to tailor their studies.

Within our Bachelor of Mathematics degree we offer majors in applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. A major study stream in physics is available through the Bachelor of Science. Combined and double degrees are also offered.

We offer coursework at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research Higher Degree programs link our students with cutting-edge researchers and contemporary research projects.

Our teaching staff are committed to providing quality training across all these areas of study and have a strong focus on student needs.

The research achievements of our staff are some of the highest within the University. Our leading academics contributed to a number of fields of research excellence and in particular to our University being ranked above world standards for applied mathematics, computation theory and mathematics, pure mathematics and mathematical sciences in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia rankings.

The School is actively involved in a range of outreach activities including the highly successful Science and Engineering Challenge, the SMART program and ExperimentFest. Our goal is to engage the community about the importance and benefits of mathematics, statistics and physics.

We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Professor Colin Waters
Acting Head of School
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
University of Newcastle