The University of Newcastle, Australia

Visionary solutions for complex problems

Responding to the demand for graduates with quantitative and analytical skills, the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS) prepares students and researchers to be visionary thinkers, exploring tomorrow’s big challenges today.

With STEMM disciplines continuing to grow at a rapid pace, MAPS sits at a nexus of these fields of study, creating integrated solutions to global problems.

World top 250 ? for applied mathematics
ERA 5 ? well above world standard for statistics research
100% ? of our STEMM research is ‘at’ or ‘above world standard’

Study mathematics and physical sciences

The School provides a modern, relevant, and comprehensive learning experience, with graduates earning sought-after qualifications that lead to exciting career opportunities.

Research

The School undertakes excellent and impactful research, with our consistently high rankings being one of the strongest contributors towards the University’s international success and recognition.

Latest news

News • 11 Nov 2019

What was happening to the climate 55 million years ago?

Climate emergency: Lessons from the Past?Professor Silvia Frisia, who leads a team investigating prehistoric climates, discusses the history of climate change with ABC Newcastle's Kia Handley.

A remotely operated vehicle underwater

News • 4 Nov 2019

New monitoring technique lets your Remotely Operated Device do the snorkelling

Researchers at the University of Newcastle and Macquarie University have found a novel way to remotely track fish in shallow water environments.

News • 1 Nov 2019

Proud to be a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion

The University of Newcastle is proud to be named as a Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion by the Australian Academy of Science.

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Upcoming events

Event • 19 Nov 2019 at 9:00am

the Educator Network Showcase

Theme: Student Retention and Success19 November 2019(9am - 1:30pm)NeWSpaceThis event will be co-hosted by the Student Success Strategy Implementation Team. We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker…

Coastal and Marine Science

Event • 19 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm

Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science Program Launch Newcastle

Is the ocean and coast part of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to learn about our diverse coastal and marine environments?The Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle invites…

Coastal and Marine Science

Event • 21 Nov 2019 at 5:00pm

Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science Program Launch Central Coast

Is the ocean and coast part of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to learn about our diverse coastal and marine environments?The Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle invites…

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