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Master of Science (Applied Statistics)

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced, max of 10 years

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne University of Technology

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What you'll learn

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.

Prior learning

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


Applicants are required to have:

  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline; OR
  • A relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent; OR
  • Several years practical statistical 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
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Science (Applied Statistics) from Swinburne University of Technology.

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.

Curious about where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Applied Statistician

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or scholarships.

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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