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Bachelor of Statistics

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

BSTAT
  • Length 3 years full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
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Do you want to work on tangible problems such as investigating the economy, monitoring our environment, understanding disease or even improving the next generation of Xbox? Then become an expert in the most important skill for virtually all fields of study - statistics.

ANU Bachelor of Statistics graduates use their rigorous training in core statistical application and theory to deliver crucial insight.

You will be a desired professional in diverse areas including biology, economics, actuarial studies, psychology, physics, archaeology, medicine and information technology. There is always a need for a qualified statistician to make sense of the data.

Google's Chief Economist agrees that “the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians.”

Career Options

Employment Opportunities


The Bachelor of Statistics is designed to produce graduates who are able to deliver crucial insight within an increasingly information driven business environment.  Examples of employment opportunities include:

  • Applied research, for example market research
  • Academic research, particularly social sciences
  • The Government sector employs statisticians to assist with policy/program development and evaluation
  • Business analyst within finance and banking sector

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the importance of proper collection and management of quantitative information to the scientific process, including appreciation of the importance of data accuracy, verifiability and context.
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  • Understand, explain and contextualise the importance of quantitative analysis in at least one major area of application.
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  • Understand the theoretical and mathematical underpinnings of statistical theory and practice.
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  • Apply data analytic techniques that are appropriate to inquiry context, including demonstrating appreciation for the underlying assumptions and data requirements for these techniques to be valid.
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  • Communicate the principles and results of data analyses using the language and conventions of the discipline.
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  • Apply a wide range of statistical testing and estimation techniques, including modern and computer based modelling, in appropriate contexts.
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  • Develop the skills necessary to critically engage with and evaluate literature on data analysis.
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  • Explain and convey findings and information from data analysis.
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Develop the skills necessary to work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and represent data and inferential outcomes.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission pathways.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

ATAR:
86
QLD Band:
8
International Baccalaureate:
32

Domestic applicant entry requirements

From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/ for further information.

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

Prerequisites

ACT: Advanced Mathematics Extended major/minor at least 160 (recommended - Advanced Mathematics Extended double major)
NSW: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 with a minimum performance band of E3
QLD: Mathematics B and Mathematics C, with a grade of 'H' in each
SA/NT: Mathematics 1 (Double) and Mathematics 2 with a score of at least 15/20 in both subjects
TAS: Mathematics Stage 2 and Mathematics Stage 3 with a score of at least 15/20 in both subjects
VIC: Mathematical Methods 3&4 and Specialist Mathematics 3/4 with at least 36/50 in each subject
WA: Applicable Mathematics and Calculus with a score of at least 72/100
IB: Mathematics (HL) with at least 6

Bonus Points

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.  Please note that Bonus Points do not apply to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program.

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points to do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas for more information.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Statistics requires completion of 144 units, of which:

 

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 

The 144 units must include:

 

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses

COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms

STAT2001 Introductory Mathematical Statistics

STAT2008 Regression Modelling

MATH3511 Scientific Computing

STAT3004 Stochastic Modelling

STAT3011 Graphical Data Analysis

STAT3012 Design of Experiments and Surveys

STAT3013 Statistical Inference

 

6 units from completion of a core course from the following list:

MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1

MATH1115 Mathematics and Applications 1 Honours

 

6 units from completion of a core course from the following list:

MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2

MATH1116 Mathematics and Applications 2 Honours

 

6 units from completion of a core course from the following list:

STAT1003 Statistical Techniques

STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods

 

24 units from the completion of a List from List 3 of the ANU College of Business and Economics

 

6 units from completion of an elective course from List 1 or List 3 of the ANU College of Business and Economics

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

For majors and minors offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics, students may count a course towards multiple majors and minors. If a minor is a subset of all stated courses and/or prerequisites for a major, then completion of the major overrides completion of the minor, and only the major is regarded as having been completed.  If all courses in a major and/or minor are compulsory courses in the degree, the major and/or minor will not be listed on the transcript.

Students commencing in Semester 2 can view the study plan here

Minors

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective major,  minor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms 6 units MATH1115 Mathematics and Applications 1 Honours 6 units STAT1003 Statistical Techniques 6 units Elective Course 6 units
MATH1116 Mathematics and Applications 2 Honours 6 units Sequence Pre-requisite Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units STAT2001 Introductory Mathematical Statistics 6 units STAT2008 Regression Modelling 6 units MATH3511 Scientific Computing 6 units Elective Course 6 units
STAT3004 Stochastic Modelling 6 units Sequence Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units STAT3012 Design of Experiments and Surveys 6 units STAT3013 Statistical Inference 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
STAT3011 Graphical Data Analysis 6 units Sequence Course 6 units Sequence Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units

Honours

Students may proceed to the fourth honours year in Statistics. Entry to the honours year program is subject to an appropriately high average grade (generally distinction level or above) in the 3000-level compulsory subjects described in the course listings and requires the approval of College. Other conditions may also apply. Students who are interested in the honours program should seek further advice from the Convenor of the Program in the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics.

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$30,111.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Additional Information

Students should take MATH1115 Mathematics and Applications 1 Honours rather than MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 and MATH1116 Mathematics and Applications 2 Honours rather than MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 to ensure they meet the prerequisite requirements for the compulsory course MATH3511 Scientific Computing.

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