Further Statistical Computing

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

This unit in Further Statistical Computing, offered online by the Open Universities of Australia and Swinburne University, will introduction you to SAS, a statistical software package that is commonly used by a range of industries. By studying this unit, you will acquire valuable SAS skills used in the organisation and analysis of data.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of statistics and the management of data packages utilised by the industry (in businesses, governmental and research institutes) along with advanced file handling skills, presentation of data and practices used when handling statistics within SAS. You will acquire honed skills in programming SAS and management of data.

Over the course of this unit, you will also obtain insight into the processing of data and analysis of statistics. You will also learn about industry methods, dataset reorganisation, assessing the relevance of data, applying the right techniques when addressing research study, interpreting conclusions whilst testing the underpinning assumptions of statistic analysis, and declaring the limitations of a study.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Statistics)
  • Master of Science (Applied Statistics)

It is also recommended that you complete the unit Statistical Practice 1, or have equivalent knowledge. Applicants who have completed this unit or an academic equivalent before will not be eligible to enrol.

Areas of study

In this Further Statistical Computing unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Intro to SAS and display manager
  • Overview of SAS data sets and programs
  • Inputting data
  • From questionnaire to SASs
  • Sorting and printing data
  • Documenting SAS programs and output
  • Summarising and presenting data
  • Other data analysis procedures and interfaces
  • Tabulate procedure
  • Programming in SAS
  • Working with dates and management of SAS data sets
  • Statistical procedures and enterprise guide

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Statistics), Swinburne University
  • Master of Science (Applied Statistics), Swinburne University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Undertaking the Further Statistical Computing online unit will make you an adept user of the SAS program, giving you advanced capabilities in processing data, statistic analysis and expressing the restrictions, failings or limits of that study. This unit will benefit anyone interested in a career in applied statistics.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Further Statistical Computing from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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