Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics | Te Kura Mātauranga Pāngarau

Mathematics has been called the language of the universe. It provides concepts and techniques that have their own intrinsic beauty, and are also fundamentally useful in the social and natural sciences. Mathematics plays a central role in modern culture, and an understanding of the nature of mathematics will benefit students in all disciplines.


Professor Steven Galbraith, Head of Department, Department of Mathematics
Professor Steven Galbraith

Nau mai ki Te Kura Mātauranga Pāngarau o Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau.

The Department of Mathematics is one of the largest and most diverse departments within the University of Auckland.

We offer a wide range of courses in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education. You can major in Mathematics in the Faculties of Science and Arts, or study Mathematics in combination with many and varied subjects offered in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Arts, and the Business School. We also have a thriving programme of postgraduate study and PhD research.

The study of mathematics involves logic and creativity. It develops problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and an attention to detail that are of value in many careers. Mathematics can be studied in its own right, and it is also a perfect match, either as a conjoint or a double major, with subjects as varied as Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, Biology, Philosophy, Economics, Finance, Engineering, and many more.

The Department of Mathematics has an excellent reputation. Our staff include world-leaders in many areas of theoretical and applied mathematics. We are known for high-quality teaching and we have a strong focus on student well-being and achievement. Our degrees and diplomas enjoy widespread recognition from employers in New Zealand and throughout the world. Graduates of the department take up positions in business, industry, planning and environmental organisations, academia and a wide range of other areas.

Whatever your background or interests in Mathematics may be, we welcome you to our department. If you need assistance with course advice, please contact us and our helpful staff will help you. We look forward to meeting you.

Professor Steven Galbraith
Head of Department


Contact us

If you need to contact us, you can do so by phone or email. If you have questions regarding enrolment, please contact or visit the Science Student Centre. Please find contact information for staff in Our people.

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics
The University of Auckland
Level 2 Room 240
Building 303
38 Princes Street
Auckland CBD, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85857
Fax: +64 9 373 7457
Internal fax extension: 85457

Postal address

Department of Mathematics
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

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The Department of Mathematics is in Building 303. The main office is on Level 2.


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