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Applied Statistics

NOTE: Where the 2013 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.

Statistics is about data gathering, summarising and presenting data, and making inferences and decisions from data. Statistical methods which reduce and quantify the uncertainty inherent in data are essential in many applications. Much of the underlying methodology is therefore based on the mathematical theory of probability.

Statistical techniques are applied in science, technology, social sciences, agriculture, education, medicine, business, and government.

Statistics is now central to modern society, and everyone needs to be able to understand statistical reasoning. The Applied Statistics programme aims to prepare you to enter the statistics profession, and will give you a strong foundation on which to develop specialist statistical skills during your professional career. However, you may need to undertake some additional graduate study for some careers in statistics.


Level 1
STAT121A/B/S Introduction to Statistical Methods 15 points
MATH101A/B Introduction to Calculus 15 points
MATH102A/B Introduction to Algebra 15 points
COMP103A Introduction to Computer Science 1 15 points

plus 15 points from

COMP104B Introduction to Computer Science 2 15 points
COMP153B/S Practical Programming 15 points

Level 2
STAT221A Statistical Data Analysis 20 points
STAT226B Bayesian Statistics 20 points
STAT251A Simulation and Optimisation 20 points
MATH251A Multivariable Calculus 10 points
MATH253A Linear Algebra 10 points

plus 20 points from

COMP208A Programming with Data Structures 20 points COMP258A Engineering Usable Systems 20 points

Level 3
STAT321B Advanced Data Analysis 20 points

plus at least 40 points from
STAT322B Statistical Distribution Theory 20 points
STAT323A Design and Analysis of Experiments and Surveys 20 points
STAT352A Statistics for Quality Improvement 20 points

ECON304A Econometrics 20 points

Additional Notes

NOTE 1: Every applied statistics programme must have a minimum of 50 points, with at least 20 points above Level 1, in an application subject or subject grouping

NOTE 2: The papers listed are those compulsory for the programme. Other requirements of the BSc Regulations must also be met

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