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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 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Statistics
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Statistics

Statistics opens the door to understanding our world through the exploration of data and the modelling of uncertainty. The need for statistics is growing rapidly as our ability to collect massive amounts of data outruns our ability to understand and use the data we collect. Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, declared that “the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians”, as the challenge of understanding large, complex data structures mounts. It is estimated that 2.5 exabytes of data is generated every single day, with the accumulated amount of data doubling every 18 months, and that 90% of all data ever gathered was produced within the last two years. What’s more, statistics is critical for every discipline for which data play a role, and in responding to the world’s biggest challenges such as climate change, terrorism, health and medicine, and global economic conditions. Some of the world’s largest employers of statisticians include Google and Facebook as well as governments, financial institutions, medical and pharmaceutical industries, universities and many other sectors. By completing a BStat at ANU, you stand ready to meet humanity’s biggest challenges by understanding the world we observe through the eyes of data and statistical and probability modelling.

 

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

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

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Review and synthesise a broad range of statistical knowledge in their major

  2. Demonstrate the ability to use R statistical computing language

  3. Carry out model selection in a multiple linear regression modelling context

  4. Describe the concepts of stochastic processes in discrete and continuous time

  5. Describe and interpret probability theory, continuous random variables, and sampling distributions and the central limit theorem

  6. Analyse programming problems to suggest, design and implement appropriate modular program structures, based on a data-directed approach.

Further Information

Electives: 

Students have 48 units of electives in a single degree program. Electives can be selected from CBE or other Colleges. No more than 10 courses at 1000 level.

Students wish to undertake an out of college elective may contact the relevant College directly.

Student Responsibility:

It is the student's responsibility to select electives in such a way that:

  • they satisfy prerequisites for the corresponding course/s.
  • they conform to the rules set out in Programs and Courses or if unsure seek advice from the CBE office.

It is the student's responsibility to select the courses appropriate for his/her program.

Study Plans:
Study Plans for Commencing Semester 1 or 2

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, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; 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 international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

More information about ATAR requirements for individual programs can be found HERE.

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

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on an ATAR 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.

ATAR:
86
QLD Band:
8
International Baccalaureate:
31

Prerequisites

ACT: Specialist Mathematics (major/minor) (160+) Recommended Studies:  Specialist Mathematics (double major)
NSW: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 with a minimum performance band of E3 Recommended Studies: HSC Mathematics Extensions 2
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

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to Bachelor degree 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. Academic bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Visit the ANU Bonus Points website for futher information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$40,416.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply 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.

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 the completion of one of the following statistics majors:

Applied Statistics

Probability and Stochastic Processes

Statistical Data Analytics

Theoretical Statistics

 

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

STAT2001 Introductory Mathematical Statistics

STAT2005 Introduction to Stochastic Processes

STAT2008 Regression Modelling

 

6 units from completion of an introductory statistics course from the following list:

STAT1003 Statistical Techniques

STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods

 

6 units from completion of an introductory computing course from the following list:

COMP1040 The Craft of Computing

COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving

 

12 units from completion of an introductory mathematics courses from the following list:

MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1

MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2

MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1

MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2

 

6 units from completion of a discrete mathematics course from the following list:

MATH2301 Games, Graphs and Machines

MATH3511 Scientific Computing

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.

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.

Majors

Minors

Elective Study

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

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving 6 units MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units STAT1003 Statistical Techniques 6 units Elective Course 6 units
MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units Major 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 Major Course 6 units
STAT2005 Introduction to Stochastic Processes 6 units Elective Course 6 units Major Course 6 units Major Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Major Course 6 units Major Course 6 units
Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Major Course 6 units Major Course 6 units

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The Bachelor of Statistics offers a rigorous program of training in the theory and application of statistics. The program involves a core mainstream statistical application and theory, supplemented by studies in specialist streams. You may choose to specialise in any of a number of areas including: Business Statistics, Econometrics, Financial Statistics, Statistical Methodology, Applied Probability and Psychological or Sociological Research Methods.

Single degree

  • This degree requires 24 courses (144 units)
  • A maximum of 10 courses (60 units) of 1000 level courses
  • 16 compulsory courses
  • 8 electives 
Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1 

  • COMP1100 Intro Prog & Algorithms 6 units
  • MATH1115 Maths and Apps 1 H 6 units
  • STAT1003 Statistical Techniques 6 units
  • Elective Course 6 units

Semester 2 

  • MATH1116 Maths and Apps 2 H 6 units
  • Major Course 6 units
  • Elective Course 6 units
  • Elective Course 6 units

Commencing Semester 2:
Semester 2 

  • STAT1008 Quant Res Methods 6 units
  • COMP1100 Intro Prog & Algorithms 6 units
  • Elective Course 6 units
  • Elective Course 6 units

Double degree

  • This degree requires 16 courses (96 units) of CBE courses
  • A maximum of 8 courses (48 units) of 1000 level CBE courses
  • 16 compulsory courses.
Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1 

  • STAT1003 Statistical Techniques 6 units
  • MATH1115 Maths and Apps 1 H 6 units

 Semester 2 

  • COMP1100 Intro Prog & Algorithms 6 units
  • MATH1116 Maths and Apps 2 H 6 units


Commencing Semester 2:
Semester 2 




About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Statistics single degree program you will study a total of 144 units.  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 courses across your whole degree. You will need to complete a minimum of 16 CBE courses (96 units) but will also get to choose 8 courses (48 units) from other ANU Colleges.  You can try a range of courses or take a major or minor in a non-CBE subject, the choice is yours.

Double degree
In a Bachelor of Statistics double degree program you will study a total of 96 units.  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses across your whole degree.  However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Statistics degree and then 2 courses from the other half of you degree - still a total of 4 courses a semester.



Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

 


Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as BUSN1001.

Please also note that:

  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
  • You cannot study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
  • You may take 1000-level courses later in your program.   But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) in total towards your single degree.
  • You can change your enrolment via ISIS in courses up until the Monday of Week 2 (27 February).

Electives

You can use your electives to enrol in any courses that you like, provided you meet prerequisite requirements.

Remember that you can choose up to 8 courses from another ANU College if you are undertaking the single Bachelor of Statistics degree.

If you are in a double degree, your electives must be CBE courses.

Don't forget the maximum number of 1000 level courses is 10 in a single degree.




Study Options

Bachelor of Statistics

This is a typical study plan for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Statistics

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving 6 units MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units STAT1003 Statistical Techniques 6 units Elective course 6 units
MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units Major Course 6 units Elective course 6 units Elective course 6 units

Bachelor of Statistics - Double Degree

This is a typical study plan for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Statistics degree with another degree, such as the Bachelor of Arts (degree B)

Study Options

Year 1 48 units STAT1003 Statistical Techniques 6 units MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units Degree B course 6 units Degree B course 6 units
COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving 6 units MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units Degree B course 6 units Degree B course 6 units

Disciplines

For further information on specific discipline you can:


Academic Advice

At least 24 units from the completion of a sequence from List 3 of the Bachelor of Statistics.  Sequence pre-requisites can be taken in the first year of study.

If after reading through these guidelines you are unsure about your which courses to enrol in, you can email info.cbe@anu.edu.au

If you are seeking status (credit) from previous study at another university you will need to submit a copy of your official transcript, detailed course outlines and a completed credit application form to info.cbe@anu.edu.au

Please refer to the CBE Fast Track page:
https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/fasttrack 

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