- Certificate in Arts
- Certificate in Science
- Diploma in Arts
- Diploma in Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability
- Bachelor of Sport Coaching
- Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership
Statistics makes sense of data using mathematical modelling to explain what is observed and to predict what is yet unknown.
There are many areas in which statistics helps us to understand what is going on and to predict what is likely to happen in the future, from climate change to the economy to medicine.
- Learn statistical processes and techniques, including collecting data, choosing methods, and communicating results.
- Take part in research and projects while working with visiting experts, research centres, and potential employers.
- Study Statistics in a wide range of degrees to add data knowledge to your other interests.
For the major in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, complete the following courses:
- MATH103 Mathematics 1B OR (200-level) DATA203 Data Science Multivariable Methods
If you have not taken statistics to Year 13 level you are also strongly advised to take STAT101 Statistics 1.
- Three 200-level STAT courses
If you are interested in postgraduate studies in Statistics you will also need to take two more 300-level courses in MATH or STAT.
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport Coaching, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
- 75 points in 100 to 300-level STAT courses, with at least 45 points above 100-level
Statistics opens up career possibilities in many industries such as finance and insurance, business, government, and research. These institutions and companies are looking for people able to collect the relevant data, model it, and communicate the results.
Some career pathways could include:
- GIS expert
- Data analyst
- Risk surveyor.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Statistics.
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