Master of Science (Applied Statistics)

Qualification: Master's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: Self-paced, max of 10 years
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology

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About this course

Studying this Master of Science (Applied Statistics) program through Open Universities Australia will give you the knowledge and skills to forge a successful science career.

All businesses and organisations require accurate figures concerning their products, customers, revenue and other data, so they can document, guide and organise their actions in a logical, accurate and informed manner. Through this comprehensive applied statistics course, you’ll gain the practical and theoretical understanding of all areas of statistics, including computing, forecasting, sampling, modelling and marketing tools.

You’ll also gain skills and training in the various methodologies utilised in survey research, and be able to confidently develop and analyse sample data sets through statistical computing techniques.

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have:

OR

  • A relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent

OR

  • Several years practical statistical experience

Prior learning

Applicants may be eligible for recognition of previous studies and/or relevant work experience.

Areas of study

In this postgraduate statistics program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Statistical practice 1
  • Statistical practice 2
  • Basic statistical computing
  • Research design
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Further statistical computing
  • Forecasting
  • Survey sampling
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Advanced topics in regression
  • Statistical marketing tools
  • Using R for statistical analysis

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying. If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks. Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

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How will this course advance my career?

The huge volume and range of data created across industries and academic fields today means that the demand for applied statisticians continues to grow. Whether you seek to forge a career in education, government agencies, market research, medical and biological sciences, social research or banking, this in-depth applied statistics course will give you the theoretical and practical skills to create meaning through numbers.

How else will I benefit from this master’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Science (Applied Statistics) from Swinburne University, as if you had studied on campus.
  • Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy, Youth Allowance, FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP or scholarships.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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