Preparation for the establishment of the Mathematics Department has been carried out since 1981 by bringing together all basic science laboratories in Universitas Brawijaya to become a service center for teaching and practicum needs for faculties at Brawijaya University. After the facilities and infrastructure were deemed sufficient for the needs of undergraduate education, in 1987 the Mathematics Study Program was opened under the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Program.
In 1993 the Mathematics Study Program upgraded its status to the Department of Mathematics with one study program, namely the Mathematics Study Program based on the Minister of Education and Culture Decree No. 0371/10/1993. This Study Program (PS) is managed by a group of lecturers who have a background in mathematics and statistics who are spread across various faculties in Universitas Brawijaya supported by administrative workforce and equipped with facilities and infrastructure for teaching and learning activities. In 1995, the Mathematics Department opened the MITEK Diploma (D-3) program to facilitate prospective students who are interested in the fields of Information Systems and Computer Technology.
In subsequent developments in accordance with the availability of lecturers with a background in the discipline of Statistics and the increasing interest of students in the field of interest in Statistics, then in 1998 the Mathematics Department opened the Statistics Study Program. Likewise, in line with the development of science in the era of globalization, especially in the field of Information Technology, a Computer Science Study Program was opened in 2002. The Mathematics Department of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Brawija University is the only department at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences which has three Study Programs, namely Mathematics, Statistics and Statistics. PS Computer Science. Meanwhile, for the Diploma III (D-3) Program there are two study programs, namely the Informatics Management Study Program and the Computer Engineering Study Program.
The Department of Mathematics at Universitas Brawijaya is the unit that administers Academic Education, namely education which is directed primarily at the mastery of Science and Technology (Law No.2 of 1989, CHAPTER IV Article 11 Paragraph 7) This is a very young age in its work in the world of education compared to other departments in Universitas Brawijaya.
From this situation, the Mathematics Department is motivated to equalize its position with other majors, both within and outside of Unibraw. This indication is shown in the increasing number of prospective students who are interested in entering the Mathematics Department and the increasing number of teaching staff for further studies, conducting research activities, community service and actively participating in trainings both at regional, national and international levels. In accordance with Unibraw’s mission, one of the requirements to achieve excellence in the field of Science and Technology is the development of basic sciences including Mathematics which have strong moral potential and the ability to develop active, creative and independent learner attitudes so that they can play an optimal role. in the arena of accelerating global change.
In line with this, the Department of Mathematics, Unibraw, will inevitably face the current of changes occurring both at the Asian level and at the international level. Recognition and appreciation of such changes, every academic person must start in the classroom. Creating an academic atmosphere in the Mathematics Department is a must as a solid foundation to face the aforementioned challenges. Hence the attainment of this foundation is indispensable. All of these are the basis for the preparation of a curriculum which also includes a framework for learning objectives that does not reduce the creativity of the course teacher but as signs and the development of that creativity. The curriculum is structured not only regarding the names of courses but is designed to include class management, a quality learning process and encourages each teaching staff to provide a lecture atmosphere that stimulates students to learn proactively and design courses creatively and attractively.