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Master of Statistics

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MST
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Statistics
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Statistics

Program Requirements

The Master of Statistics requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following initial component:

36 units from completion of courses from the following list:

STAT6038 Regression Modelling

STAT6039 Principles of Mathematical Statistics

STAT6046 Financial Mathematics

STAT7018 Stochastic Modelling

STAT7029 Design of Experiments and Surveys

STAT7030 Generalised Linear Models

STAT8002 Applied Time Series Analysis

STAT8003 Biostatistics

STAT8027 Statistical Inference

EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Economics

12 units from completion of the following compulsory research courses:

STAT7001 Applied Statistics

STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis

48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

A minimum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

STAT6043 Life Contingencies

STAT6045 Actuarial Techniques

STAT7042 Survival Models

STAT8035 Risk Theory

STAT8036 Credibility Theory

STAT8053 Applied Research Essay

STAT8056 Advanced Mathematical Statistics

EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Econometrics

EMET8008 Econometric Theory

EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

A maximum of 24 units from completion of 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses from the following subject areas:

ACST Actuarial Studies

BUSN Business

ECON Economics

EMET Econometrics

FINM Financial Management

MATH Mathematics

STAT Statistics

Students must achieve a minimum 60% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

Students who do not achieve a minimum of 60% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Finance Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics with a specialisation in Statistics.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%, with at least one course in the field of mathematics that must cover calculus and linear algebra.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Students must achieve a minimum 60% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

Students who do not achieve a minimum of 60% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Finance Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,312.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,800.00

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.

In disciplines as diverse as biology, economics, actuarial studies, psychology, physics, archaeology, medicine and information technology, there is always a need for qualified statisticians to make proper sense of the data. The Master of Statistics program will enable you to specialise in any of a large number of areas, as well as receive rigorous training in core statistical application and theory. This will set you up as a professional statistician whose services will be highly sought-after. With an ANU Master of Statistics you will excel in your career literally anywhere is the world.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate statistical computing skills for use in quantitative and data-based problem solving.
  2. Understand and be able to apply the processes and applications of: multiple linear regression, survey design; mathematical statistics, stochastic modelling, generalised linear modelling techniques; the principles of data representation, summarisation and presentation; multivariate statistical techniques; and, the role and notion of both parametric and non-parametric statistics.
  3. Analyse complex problems by running and interpreting time series models involving dynamic volatility and/or trends.
  4. Analyse and interpret data in various contexts using appropriate methodology.
  5. Work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of fundamental research questions in applied statistics.

Further Information

For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to info.cbe@anu.edu.au. The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.

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A new program from 2015.

In disciplines as diverse as biology, economics, actuarial studies, psychology, physics, archaeology, medicine and information technology, there is always a need for qualified statisticians to make proper sense of the data. The Master of Statistics program will enable you to specialise in any of a large number of areas, as well as receive rigorous training in core statistical application and theory. This will set you up as a professional statistician whose services will be highly sought-after. With an ANU Master of Statistics you will excel in your career literally anywhere is the world. 

Single degree

This degree requires 96 units:

  • 48 units (8 courses) of initial component
  • 48 units (8 courses) of concluding component

About this degree

Students must achieve a minimum 60% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

Students who do not achieve a minimum of 60% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Finance Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics


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.

Remember you will need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

Electives

As prescribed. A maximum of 24 units from completion of 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses from the following subject areas: ACST, BUSN, ECON, EMET, FINM, MATH, STAT.

Students must discuss with Program Convener, Dr Bronwen Whiting for course selection.

Study Options

Master of Statistics

A two year degree. You can also choose to study an elective course in Semester 2 from the following: FINM (FINM7007, FINM7008, FINM7041), EMET, ECON, MATH

Study Options

Year 1 48 units STAT6039 Principles of Mathematical Statistics 6 units STAT6046 Financial Mathematics 6 units STAT7001 Applied Statistics 6 units STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis 6 units
STAT6038 Regression Modelling 6 units STAT7029 Design of Experiments and Surveys 6 units STAT8027 Statistical Inference 6 units STAT8002 Applied Time Series Analysis 6 units

Academic Advice

Before applying for any credit or exemption towards the program, students (except the ANU students) should include details of the ANU courses for which they seek for status on the form: http://www.anu.edu.au/sites/www.gaia-web1.anu.edu.au/files/resource/application-for-course-credit-st... They also are required to attach with the course outlines of their previous studies, or assessment of their qualification completed by any relevant professional bodies.

It is advisable that students discuss their course selection with the Program Convener, Dr Bronwen Whiting (Bronwen.whiting@anu.edu.au). Please ensure you take a copy of your academic transcript with you when you meet with Dr Whiting.She will available during the O week in her office (Room 4.31, Building 26C):

 If you are required to have a permission number to enrol the course, or any course that is approved by Dr Whiting, please complete Enrolment Change Form (http://www.anu.edu.au/sites/www.gaia-web1.anu.edu.au/files/resource/Enrolment-Change.pdf) and submit it to the CBE front office, or email to info.cbe@anu.edu.au.





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