Over 100 years ago Swinburne began with a simple premise: to provide technical education to a sector of society otherwise denied further education. For over a century Swinburne has been committed to innovative education, strong industry engagement and social inclusion.
Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Its standing in prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects its commitment to high-quality teaching and research and graduate outcomes. Swinburne is ranked in the top 3% of the world’s universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, which signifies a commitment to producing high-quality research and innovation outcomes that create social and economic impact.
The Department of Mathematics
Hosted in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, the Department of Mathematics at Swinburne is nationally and internationally recognised for its research quality. Its research achieved a score of well above world class (ERA 5) in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment. Its staff has expertise in investigating mathematical problems involving differential equations and dynamical systems, hydrodynamic stability theory and optimisation and operations research. Other areas of expertise include mathematics education, statistical mechanics, molecular dynamics and nanofluidics, fluid dynamics and modelling in material sciences and mathematical biology.