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Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics offers a range of courses which will equip students with the necessary mathematical expertise to deal with problems encountered in an increasingly technological world.

The department currently has 27 full-time academic staff, 6 Postdoctoral Research Fellows, 19 sessional academics and 3 administration staff. Students in the Department are mainly studying towards Bachelor of Science degrees in Actuarial Science and Mathematics, both 3-year programmes

Staff in the department have been very successful in attracting competitive research and equipment grants. Research is a very important component of the Department’s activities and this has resulted in a healthy number of PhD students, averaging between 25 to 30 annually over the last five years.

The Department has maintained good links with a number of overseas institutions. The academic exchanges are very important to the Department and we are always keen to forge new links. The Department’s income from international students has steadily increased over the past years and now constitutes over 20% of the annual budget.

Possible careers

  • Actuary
  • Economist
  • Stockbroker
  • Logistics analyst
  • Biomathematician
  • Statistician
  • Data scientist

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Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards Winner 2016

IP Commercialisation Awards

New software that enables an optimal, streamlined approach to mine plant shutdown scheduling to fast track maintenance was the overall winner at today’s Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards, resulting in $15,000 for its inventors.

Shutdown maintenance optimisation was a research project involving Curtin researchers Associate Professor Ryan Loxton, Dr Reza Parand, Dr Yufei Sun, Mr Chongyi Liu and Mr Praveen Jayakumari. The project was initiated and funded by Linkforce Engineering, one of the largest engineering services companies in WA.

Research accolades

Curtin is ranked fourth in Australia for Mathematics and Computer Science according to the CWTS Leiden Rankings 2015 based on the proportion of publications that have been co-authored by academics from two or more countries*.

We are also ranked fifth in Australia for the proportion of publications that belong to the top ten per cent most frequently cited in that field in the same year.

*In these rankings, the performance of the university does not depend on the size of its publication output.

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