• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Borek Puza
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    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, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will achieve an understanding of and facility in the following topics:

  • Introductory probability including combinatorics and Bayes' theorem
  • Discrete random variables and their probability distributions
  • Continuous random variables and their probability distributions
  • Multivariate random variables and their probability distributions
  • Sampling distributions and the central limit theorem
  • The method of moments and maximum likelihood estimation
  • Confidence estimation and hypothesis testing
  • 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 Master of Actuarial Studies, Master of Actuarial Statistics, Master of Actuarial Practice or Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics.

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $2916
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3534
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3948
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3847 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9251 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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