Industry Partnerships in Learning and Teaching

First in Australia for Educational Partnership with Google

School members are the only Australian educators to win the honour of being YouTube Partners in Education.

Two members of the School, Dr Chris Tisdell and A/Prof Norman Wildberger, have formed educational partnerships with internet giant Google, invited to become “YouTube Partners in Education”. Such a partnership enables innovative and wide-ranging advancements in the creation and sharing of online learning videos.

Co-op Scholarships

The UNSW Co-op Program is a career development scheme that helps to prepare UNSW scholars for work in industry after graduation. The program incorporates industry experience, leadership and professional development, networking, mentoring, and financial support. 

Currently, there are two different Scholarships on offer for students of Mathematics and Statistics: An Advanced Mathematics Co-op Scholarship, and a Data Science and Decisions Co-op Scholarship.

Industry sponsors for these scholarships include Commonwealth Bank, the Reserve Bank, Macquarie Group, Solar Analytics, and PwC.

Consulting for the ABC

Dr Chris Tisdell has been consulting with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as an educational advisor for their ABC Splash! initiative: "Watch, listen and play videos, audio clips and games. The ABC and ESA have teamed up to bring teachers, school-aged children and their parents engaging learning resources, all mapped to the Australian Curriculum."

Degrees and Courses

Since 2005, the School has taught a second-year course on Data Management for Statistical Analysis, sponsored by SAS. SAS awarded the School a major international prize for the venture.

SAS and the CBA are sponsors of Australia's first degree program in Quantitative Risk. SAS announced an industry-linked scholarship for the QR program, which began in 2009. CBA and SAS also sponsor the School's second-year course on Quantitative Risk and the summer internship program associated with the course.

From 2007, UNSW's Master of Financial Mathematics degree has been delivering top quality education to provide students with a path to high-level careers in the financial industry.


The following industry sponsored prizes are awarded to students within the School:

  • The SAS Institute Australia Prize - For the student with the best performance in MATH2871 Data Management for Statistical Analysis.
  • The Westpac Prize - For the student with the best performance in MATH2831 Linear Models or MATH2931 Higher Linear Models.
  • The Weatherzone Prize (two prizes) - For the second year student with the best performance in MATH2241 Introduction to Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics, and the third year student with the best performance in MATH3261 Fluids, Oceans and Climate.