To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:

A student may complete a minor sequence of 22.5 units in Statistics by completing three Year 1 topics (13.5 units) plus two Year 2 topics (9 units).

Course aims

The Statistics minor has been designed to provide graduates with

  • a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of applied statistics
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
  • well developed written and oral communication skills
  • an ability to critically analyse and evaluate statistical information, to create models and solve problems
  • the ability to work professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
  • an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the Statistics minor, students will be able to

  • model problems requiring statistical investigation, identifying the required techniques, assessing the validity of underlying assumptions and implementing analyses using modern statistical computing software
  • apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
  • communicate effectively with other applied scientists and the wider community
  • work professionally as an individual and in a team
  • engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of statistics

Program of study

The following is the program of study for a 22.5 unit minor sequence in Statistics and should be read in conjunction with the course rule for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Minor - Statistics

Core - Year 1 topics

 STAT1132  Statistics 1  (4.5 units)

Plus one of:

 STAT1121  Data Science  (4.5 units)
 STAT1122  Biostatistics  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topic

 MATH1121  Mathematics 1A  (4.5 units)
 MATH1122  Mathematics 1B  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 2 topics

plus one of 

 STAT2701  Statistical Project  (4.5 units)
 STAT2702  Probability  (4.5 units)