single degree

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

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 in the world.

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.

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.

Students in the Master of Statistics program have the option of applying to undertake a Statistics Masters thesis as a possible pathway to PhD study. Details regarding the Masters thesis are below:

·              Length: 24 units, to be completed in the final year of the Master of Statistics

·              Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, students must have achieved a GPA of at least 6.5 across prior coursework within the Master of Statistics. Eligibility will also depend on the compulsory courses that students are required to still complete as part of their Masters degree, and specifically whether students have sufficient space in their program.

·              How to apply: Students’ must write a case as to why they want to engage in the course and must have already secured a supervisor

·              Courses the thesis replaces: The courses that the thesis replaces will be determined in consultation with the Statistics Masters convenor and will depend on the background of each student. 

 Students who are accepted into the Masters thesis component should contact Gen Nowak (gen.nowak@anu.edu.au) to confirm their study plan for the program. Please note that undertaking a Masters thesis does not guarantee entry to a PhD.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7, with at least one course in the field of mathematics that must cover calculus and linear algebra.

Or an ANU Graduate Certificate of Finance and Actuarial Statistics (Statistics specialisation) with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0, with at least one course in the field of mathematics from university studies that must cover calculus and linear algebra.

English Language Requirements

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

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Applications for course credit

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$32,256.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$42,960.00

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

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

STAT6038 Regression Modelling

STAT6039 Principles of Mathematical Statistics

STAT7001 Applied Statistics

STAT7004 Introduction to Stochastic Processes

STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis

STAT7030 Generalised Linear Models

STAT7040 Statistical Learning

STAT8027 Statistical Inference

 

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

STAT7006 Advanced Stochastic Processes

STAT7016 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis

STAT7017 Big Data Statistics

STAT7018 Stochastic Modelling

STAT7029 Design of Experiments and Surveys

STAT7042 Survival Models

STAT8002 Applied Time Series Analysis

STAT8003 Biostatistics

STAT8035 Risk Theory

STAT8036 Credibility Theory

STAT8056 Advanced Mathematical Statistics

 

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

ACST Actuarial Studies

COMP Computing

EMET Econometrics

FINM Financial Management

MATH Mathematics

STAT Statistics

 

Study Options

Year 1 48 units STAT6038 Regression Modelling 6 units STAT6039 Principles of Mathematical Statistics 6 units A course from EMET8005,COMP6730,EMET8014 A course from EMET8005,COMP6730,EMET8014
STAT7030 Generalised Linear Models 6 units STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis 6 units STAT7001 Applied Statistics 6 units STAT7004 Introduction to Stochastic Processes 6 units
Year 2 48 units STAT7040 Statistical Learning 6 units STAT8027 Statistical Inference 6 units A course from STAT7018,STAT7029, STAT7042, STAT8002,STAT8035 A course from STAT7018,STAT7029, STAT7042, STAT8002,STAT8035
A course from STAT7006,STAT7016,STAT7017, STAT8036,STAT8056 A course from STAT7006,STAT7016,STAT7017, STAT8036,STAT8056 A course from STAT7006,STAT7016,STAT7017, STAT8036,STAT8056 A course from STAT7006,STAT7016,STAT7017, STAT8036,STAT8056

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units 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.

You are encouraged to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

Study Options

Master of Statistics

Academic Advice

Students are required to discuss their course selection with the Program Convener, Dr Gen Nowak (gen.nowak@anu.edu.au). Please ensure you take a copy of your academic transcript with you when you meet with Dr Gen Nowak. He will be available during the O week in his office: Room 3.66, CBE Building 26C.


Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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