Course Title: Honours Statistics 1 (Part A)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Statistics 1 (Part A)

Credit Points: 18.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Dr Lynne McArthur

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3122

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.9.39

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Statistics and probability at third year undergraduate level.

Course Description

This course further develops the techniques and theory of statistical modelling needed to effectively contribute to theoretical and applied research in real world applications of physical, biological and economic systems.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will improve or gain capabilities to apply statistical procedures to real-world situations and carry out appropriate statistical analysis of data.

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
• perform exploratory analysis of data collected within your field of specialisation;
• understand and apply statistical methods to real world situations;
• use statistical software packages to analyse data.

Overview of Learning Activities

You must select three approved topics of one semester duration from the list provided by the Course Leader. The selected topics should not be a part of any other Honours subject. Each approved topic will be taught for two hours a week during one semester. These topics provide an introduction to the theoretical basis and methods of implementation of statistical procedures for solving a variety of statistical problems. Detailed syllabus and references are given with the topics.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed References: See selected components.

Recommended References: See selected components

Overview of Assessment

Assessment of this course is based on assignment work done during the semester and three end of semester examinations.