Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics are the languages of our technological society. They are used in a wide range of existing, and future, careers and are highly sought-after skill: employers are always looking for candidates with the problem-solving, logical-thinking and quantitative and data analytical skills that degrees in mathematics and statistics provide.

We offer one PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) unit in both Mathematics and Statistics, and students can select from one of two Planet units in Mathematics or Statistics available for students outside of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. More information on these units can be found in the Macquarie Course Handbook.

Vacation scholarships are also available during the summer holidays and are typically awarded for five weeks in January and February. Check back here regularly for announcements of topics for the 2017/2018 vacation scholarships.

Vacation scholarships

  • involve cutting-edge research during the summer vacation
  • are open to undergraduate physics students in Australia
  • have a scholarship of a tax-free stipend of up to $500 per week
  • are available in areas of research excellence
  • are typically awarded for five weeks in Jan – Feb.

View a list of our previous Vacation Scholars and the projects they completed.

How to apply

Applications for the 2018/2019 Scholarships will be announced later 2018.

The application process comprises:

  • a completed application form (Word Document or PDF)
  • a covering letter
  • a copy of your academic transcript
  • your CV
  • contact details and references from two academic referees.

For more information

Terms of the award

Selection procedures


Telephone: (02) 9850 8911

Higher degree research

Our department offers programs leading to the following postgraduate research degrees:

In Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015, research in mathematical sciences received a rating of 4 out of 5 – ‘performance above world standard’ – for the discipline overall. Macquarie also received the top rating of 5 – ‘outstanding performance well above world standard’ – for the sub-discipline of pure mathematics.

This places Macquarie among the Australian universities for research in Mathematics and Statistics. Discover more about the research work undertaken by researchers within this department.

If you are interested in doing research at Macquarie University, please contact a researcher in your field of interest to discuss your ideas before applying. Contact the Higher Degree Research Office to find out more about applying or look for a supervisor.

Department Seminars

Our range of seminars covers a broad range of topics from different areas of mathematics and statistics.

On campus, orientation and support

The University provides support and information for students regarding on-campus food, childcare and travel needs.

Stay fit and active beyond the classroom with Macquarie’s Sport and Aquatic Centre which has a wide range of fitness classes and sporting facilities and a variety of membership options to suit your needs.

New and returning students are encouraged to attend Orientation week to celebrate the new session. Relax, explore and meet new people before lectures start the following week. Check out what is happening during 'O Week' and keep an eye on your emails for your invitation.

Need a little more help? Academic support is available for you providing academic and program advice, as well as peer support, study skills programs and training and support resources throughout your semester.

If you need more help, then the University’s Numeracy Centre runs as a drop-in centre, where you can ask questions.

For help outside of your studies, the Health and Wellbeing teams can help by providing guidance on how to adjust to University life, counselling servicesdisability support services, student advocacy and much more. Don't forget, you can also tap into the student social clubs and groups as a way of connecting with others who share your passions.

Support is also readily available for Indigenous students and International students who need personal or academic advice.

Contact us

Domestic student enquiries: visit
International student enquiries: Submit an online enquiry

Or contact our Science and Engineering Student Services Centre.


12 Wally's Walk L6
T: +61 (2) 9850 8257 or 
T: +61 (2) 9850 8936

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