Physical science and mathematics
Embark upon new discoveries about the forces that shape our changing planet, solar system and molecular life, or learn industry-relevant mathematical skills.
Change is closer than you think
At Curtin, you can develop expertise in biochemistry, Earth sciences, industrial modelling, physics or surveying and apply your learning to real-world situations.
Depending on your course, you could visit industrial sites or plants, complete real projects in collaboration with industry or participate in laboratory work. You’ll gain insights into the impact of scientific research and graduate ready to work in an environment of pioneering research and discovery.
High world ranking
We’re ranked top 50 in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences.
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Learn through work
Our work integrated learning program allows you to apply your knowledge and practical skills in real work environments.
Participate in research
You can participate in various citizen science projects including the award-winning Desert Fireball Network.
Scientists debunk long-held moon theory
New international research into the Moon has provided scientists with insights into why its crust is magnetic. The research dunks one of the longest-held theories – that the crust’s magnetisation was caused by meteoroid impacts – and instead favours the theory that it was caused by an ancient molten core.
To conduct Curtin’s part of the research, Dr Katarina Miljkovic took numerical estimates of the vapour that formed after large meteroids bombarded the Moon approximately four billion years ago.
“My work calculated the mass and thermal energy of the vapour emitted during these impacts. That was then used as input for further calculations of the ambient magnetic field at the Moon, following these large impact events. Basically, we made a much more inclusive, high-fidelity and high-resolution investigation that debunked the older hypothesis.”
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