• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Statistics
  • Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Statistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Borek Puza
    • Dr Janice Scealy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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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:

  • LO1: Introductory probability including combinatorics and Bayes' theorem
  • LO2: Discrete random variables and their probability distributions
  • LO3: Continuous random variables and their probability distributions
  • LO4: Multivariate random variables and their probability distributions
  • LO5: Sampling distributions and the central limit theorem
  • LO6: The method of moments and maximum likelihood estimation
  • LO7: Confidence estimation and hypothesis testing

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

  • Assignment 1 - 10%
  • Assignment 2 - 10%
  • Mid-Semester Exam - 20% or 0% (redeemable)
  • Final Exam - 60% or 80%

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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 (H) or MATH1014 , and STAT1003 or STAT1008

Majors

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:
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
2015 $3414
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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
2243 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 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
3175 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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