School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing
Creating the computing software, mathematical solutions and physics theories of the future
The School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing gives you a broad education to develop skills to tackle the fast-paced changes in today's world.
Our courses equip you with practical and theoretical expertise to develop effective and efficient analysis, visualisation, interpretation and technological skills.
The majors we offer in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Software Engineering provide the knowledge you need for complicated problem-solving while preparing you to take the leap into an interesting and rewarding career.
If you wish to have a career as a data scientist, astronomer, medical physicist, computer programmer, statistician, accountant or banker, then this School is for you. Our graduates are working for leading organisations around the world, including Google, NASA and Microsoft.
By enrolling in a Physics, Mathematics or Computing course at UWA, you will be closely involved in developing, creating and improving our everyday lives by interpreting the data, IT, mathematics and physics behind technological advances.
Study how we exist in the world, through astronomy and astrophysics, computational, experimental, medical and theoretical physics.Read more
Mathematics and Statistics
Use data analysis, forecasting, decision making and detailed problem solving to find solutions to real world problems.Read more
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Tackle technological challenges and devise innovative solutions to transform the way we live.Read more
UWA is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
UWA's Department of Mathematics and Statistics awarded 5 out of 5 in Excellence of Research Australia in Mathematical Sciences (Pure and Applied Mathematics)
UWA's Department of Physics was awarded 5 out of 5 in Excellence of Research Australia in Physical Sciences
We're home to three startups: Fleet Engineering, Wearhawk and Mapizy
Mathematics is humanity's most powerful tool for comprehending the universe and is essential for many fields of modern endeavour such as science, technology, engineering and finance.Read full course information
Physics is the key to understanding the world around us.Read full course information
Computing software and systems are becoming increasingly integral to our lives, revolutionising the world in which we live, work and communicate.Read full course information
As one of the most rapidly growing fields in information technology, Data Science unearths value and meaning from data to help businesses and organisations across the globe.Read full course information
Medical physicists are closely involved in the commissioning, calibration, safe operation and maintenance of medical systems that help diagnose and treat thousands of people every year.Read full course information
Gain the skills to tackle big data challenges and compete in the digital realm.Read full course information
Ensure your adequate research preparation to satisfy the eligibility requirements for a PhD with this higher degree by research preliminary course.Read full course information
Take part in a research project with an internationally recognised research group.Read full course information
Gain advanced IT skills to engage at the cutting edge of global technology solutions.Read full course information
You can learn from
Professor Michael Small is one of Australia’s highly published mathematicians and has spent his career developing innovative approaches to modelling and predicting future behaviour from data. He has applied this to improving the reliability of engineering systems.Read more about Michael Small
Cheryl E Praeger is a multiple award-winning Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at UWA and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.Read more about Cheryl Praeger
Spotlight on Our Facilities
Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre
The Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre (MILC) is the result of an innovative alliance between The University of Western Australia and leading national engineering group Monadelphous. In this centre, world-class teaching and practical training in engineering combine to form a learning environment that is based on a simulated professional workplace.Read more
Clough Engineering Student Centre
The Clough Engineering Student Centre at UWA is a dedicated space for students undertaking courses within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS).Read more
The EZONE UWA Student Hub is a world-class learning space for engineering and mathematical science students, industry, alumni and community.Read more
Our research themes
Engineering for Remote Operations
Engineering for Remote Operations is a strategic research initiative bringing together researchers across EMS to create innovative solutions to problems.
Science of Discovery
Understand the human quest to discover our universe and what lies within through the Science of Discovery in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Technologies for Better Health
Technologies for Better Health develops new medical processes and devices to improve the lives of people around the world.