• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Statistics
  • Major code STAT-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate


Statistics is concerned with the process of planning how to collect data, collection of the data and extracting information from data in the presence of uncertainty and variation. The process is guided by the underlying purpose of the investigation and the formulation of hypotheses and models. The major covers the core components of statistical theory and a range of key applications, such as survival analysis and graphical statistical modelling, and provides a solid foundation for a career as statistician.

Employment prospects for statisticians are very bright and varied. Professional accreditation for suitably qualified students of statistics is provided by the Statistical Society of Australia.

Learning Goals:

Students who complete the Statistics major will be able to:

  1. Recognise the importance of proper collection and management of quantitative information to the scientific process, including appreciation of the importance of data accuracy, verifiability and context.
  2. Apply data analytic techniques that are appropriate to inquiry context, including demonstrating appreciation for the underlying assumptions and data requirements for these techniques to be valid.
  3. Communicate the principles and results of data analyses using the language and conventions of the discipline.
  4. Apply a wide range of statistical testing and estimation techniques, including modern and computer based modelling, in appropriate contexts.
  5. Develop the skills necessary to critically engage with and evaluate literature on data analysis.
  6. Explain and convey findings and information from data analysis.
  7. Develop the skills necessary to work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and represent data and inferential outcomes.


Other Information

Advice to Students

For first year courses, you should enrol in MATH1013 or MATH1115 and MATH1014 or MATH1116.

Students should seek further course advice from the academic convener of the Statistics major.

Students are permitted to count STAT2005 instead of STAT3004 towards the requirements of the Statistics major.
Students must still meet the requirements of their program.

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Major Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
STAT1003 Statistical Techniques 6
STAT2001 Introductory Mathematical Statistics 6
STAT2008 Regression Modelling 6
STAT3015 Generalised Linear Modelling 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6
MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
STAT3004 Stochastic Modelling 6
STAT3008 Applied Statistics 6
STAT3011 Graphical Data Analysis 6
STAT3012 Design of Experiments and Surveys 6
STAT3013 Statistical Inference 6
STAT3016 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis 6
STAT3035 Risk Theory 6
STAT3040 Statistical Learning 6
STAT3056 Advanced Mathematical Statistics 6
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