• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Statistics
  • Areas of interest Statistics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Borek Puza
    • Dr Janice Scealy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
    See Future Offerings

A first course in mathematical statistics with emphasis on applications; probability, random variables, moment generating functions and correlation, sampling distributions, estimation of parameters by the methods of moments and maximum likelihood, hypothesis testing, the central limit theorem, simple linear regression.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students should have the
knowledge and skills to:

Demonstrate a high level of understanding and be able to communicate the following topics:

1. Introductory probability including combinatorics and Bayes' theorem
2. Discrete random variables and their probability distributions
3. Continuous random variables and their probability distributions
4. Multivariate random variables and their probability distributions
5. Sampling distributions and the central limit theorem
6. The method of moments and maximum likelihood estimation
7. Confidence estimation and hypothesis testing
8. Simple linear regression  

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Final Examination (60% or 80%)
  • Mid-Semester Examination (20% or 0%) (redeemable in favour of the Final)
  • Two Assignments (10% each)   

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Workload

Four contact hours per week plus private study time. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed MATH1113 or MATH1116 or MATH1014, and either STAT1003 or STAT1008; or be enrolled in the Master of Actuarial Studies, Master or Actuarial Practice and Master of Statistics.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3127 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8787 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

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