BH063 - Bachelor of Science (Statistics) (Honours)

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Plan: BH063 - Bachelor of Science (Statistics) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Science (Statistics) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BSc(Stat)(Hons)
Total credit points: 96
Career: UGRD
Duration: 1 year full time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 010103
CRICOS code: 065137A

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Purpose of the Program

The program is designed to further develop the analytic and modelling skills that you acquired in your three year undergraduate (typically statistics) degree. The program is intended to provide you with specialisation in Statistics and Operations Research.  This program will prepare you as a statistics graduate for both postgraduate research and employment. Employment from this level of degree is typically from research-type establishments such as government bodies (Australian Bureau of Statistics, CSIRO), industry (Analytics/Research/Modelling) or commerce (Finance, Banking sectors) where some elements of research, statistical maturity and advanced study are required. There is a continuing commitment to the use of modern statistical and operations research software in this program preparing you for work in the statistics discipline within industry. This applies especially to these courses: MATH2178 and MATH2179. For more details about these courses, please refer to the Program Structure in this guide.

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Articulation and pathways

The program does not articulate with any existing RMIT program and course exemptions will be considered on a case by case basis.  Completion of this program will enable you to apply for entry into a Masters or PhD by research at RMIT or other universities.

We would like to draw your attention to the Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research open to non-European nationals.  It offers researchers the chance to acquire new knowledge in a high-level organisation outside Europe. As part of the grant agreement, the researchers have to return to Europe and share this knowledge. For more information please seehttp://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/apply-now/how-to-apply/index_en.htm 

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Entrance requirements

You should have completed an undergraduate degree in Statistics and/or Operations Research or a related field with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 out 4.

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses and is explained at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/gradingbasis/gpa

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

Gaining Credit and Exemptions

RMIT University offers Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning to recognise the skills you may have gained through formal and informal education and training, work experience and/or life experience including volunteer work, committee responsibilities, family duties and hobbies.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

There is no external accreditation of this program. On completion, you may be eligible to become members of the following organisations: Australian Statistical Society, Australian Society for Operations Research, and the American Statistical Association.

The school is formally linked to industry through its Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and through various consulting and research projects undertaken by staff. Members of the PAC were interviewed on an individual basis by the program renewal team, and their valuable input became a major driver for change in the statistics program, particularly with regard to industry trends and future graduate capabilities and the use of state-of-the-art mathematical and statistical software.

 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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