Gain practical knowledge and in-demand skills

Explore the mathematical and physical sciences – peer into our universe’s distant past or learn the mathematical techniques to find solutions to real world challenges.

Our areas of study

At Macquarie’s School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, you can study in the fields of:

  • Astronomy and astrophysics – explore the science of the cosmos, from planets to galaxies, using our on-campus observatory and big data collections to acquire knowledge and transferable technical and research skills.
  • Mathematics and statistics – in the 2019 CareerCast report, four of the top 10 best jobs were statistician, data scientist, operations research analyst and mathematician.
  • Physics – our emphasis is on learning through practical experience, which takes place in some of the best-equipped teaching laboratories in Australia.
Suraya Newell

The science labs at Macquarie, where I do my practical work, are exceptional. They’re industry standard or better, so the equipment I use is exactly what I’ll be using when I enter the workforce.

Suraya Newell Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
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Last updated: 07 Jul 2022