This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
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, and Bayesian statistics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Calculate probabilities using set theory and combinatorics;
- Use and describe discrete, continuous and multivariate random variables and their probability distributions;
- Define sampling distributions and use the central limit theorem;
- Use the method of moments and maximum likelihood estimation;
- Perform confidence estimation and hypothesis testing; and
- Use and describe the fundamental concepts of Bayesian statistics and Bayesian estimators.
Students who commenced enrolment in the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies in 2019 or later, and students considering transferring to the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies, should take STAT2013 rather than STAT2001. Contact the convener of the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies if you unsure whether to enrol in STAT2001 or STAT2013.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary
Assumed KnowledgeWhilst enrollment without completing MATH1116 or concurrent enrollment with MATH1014 is possible, students are recommended to have completed MATH1113, MATH1116 or MATH1014 before this course if their program structure allows it.
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Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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