Bachelor of Mathematics (Applied Statistics)

Course summary

Statistics is the study of the collection, organisation, analysis and interpretation of data. Applied statistics use mathematical concepts and methods to develop, design and analyse scientific experiments, sample surveys, medical clinical trials, environmental studies, and industrial and business big data systems. It uses mathematical models of variation to enable analysis and forecasting in many industries. It is the basis for successful decision-making and problem-solving in government, business, science, engineering, agriculture and industry.

This degree

Applied Statistics uses mathematical concepts and methods to develop scientific experiments, sample surveys, medical clinical trials and environmental studies. It uses mathematical models of variation to enable analysis and forecasting in many industries. The degree is flexible, so you can take up to one quarter of your subjects from other disciplines to expand your career options.

There are opportunities for scholarships from corporate partners, plus summer scholarships and undergraduate research projects with academic staff, access to programs of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and inter-university courses via our Access Grid Room.

What you will study

A major in Applied Statistics equips you with the essential skills and knowledge of a professional statistician: logic, problem-solving, mathematical and statistical modelling, experimental design and the ability to organise, analyse and interpret large amounts of data. You will study subjects including estimation and hypothesis testing, applied probability and financial risk, linear and generalised models, statistical inference and sample surveys and experimental design.

You will gain strong computing and communication skills, and learn problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills that are in demand across government and private sectors.

Course information

Study area

Mathematics & Statistics

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

762

ATAR-SR

75

IB Score

26

Duration

3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

002936B

UAC Code

756511

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,920 (2020)

$101,520 (2020)

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,920 (2021)

$101,520 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 27 July 2020
Session: 3 August – 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 3 July 2020.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): TBC (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*
    • *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      Course structure

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Course Learning Outcomes

      Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

      CLO Description
      1 Demonstrate a coherent core understanding of the fundamentals of both the mathematical and statistical disciplines.
      2 Exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge in the discipline areas of mathematics and/or statistics.
      3 Investigate and solve problems using mathematical and/or statistical methods including software tools to solve practical and abstract problems and then interpret results critically.
      4 Appropriately interpret and present information to different audiences, using various delivery modes, communicated in mathematical and/or statistical form giving reasoning and conclusions.
      5 Apply professional, social and ethical approaches in learning to extend existing knowledge and to work effectively and responsibly as an individual or a team member.

      Course Structure

      Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Mathematics shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points by satisfactory completion of:

      1. The following 72 credit points of core subjects   
      2. Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
        100-Level
        MATH100 Introduction to Mathematics 6 Autumn
        MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6 Autumn
        CSIT110 Fundamental Programming with Python* 6 Autumn
        MATH188 Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus 6 Spring
        MATH123 Discrete Mathematics and Difference Equations 6 Spring
        STAT101 Introduction to Statistics 6 Spring
        200-Level
        MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
        MATH202 Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications 6 Autumn
        MATH203 Linear Algebra and Groups 6 Spring
        MATH205 Numerical Methods 6 Spring
        300-Level
        MATH300 Complex Analysis 6 Autumn
        MATH399 Mathematics Capstone 6 Autumn, Spring

        *Students wishing to add a major in Computer Science may replace CSIT110 with CSIT111.

      3. At least one of MATH212, MATH222 and STAT201.
      4. Additional 300- and/or 400-level subjects from the Mathematics Schedule with a value of at least:
        1. 30 credit points, Note: Students may choose to meet the requirements of a major study in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, or Applied Statistics, or
        2. 24 credit points if adding any other major study, or 
        3. 18 credit points if adding a major study in Computer Science (outlined below).
      5. Elective subjects, to bring the total to 144 credit points chosen from the Mathematics Scheduled, or from the General Schedule. Students may choose to complete a minor from the General Schedule of Minors.
      6. No more than 60 credit points at 100-level.

      Major Study 

      Students enrolled in this degree may (but are not required to) complete a major in:

      • Applied Mathematics
      • Pure Mathematics
      • Applied Statistics

      Note that certain 300 level subjects, required as part of a major, may have 100 and 200 level prerequisite subjects which are not listed as part of the major. All students are expected to consult with the Academic Program Director before committing themselves completely to any particular pattern, whether outlined above or not.
       

      Applied Mathematics

      A major in Applied Mathematics requires the satisfactory completion of four subjects (24 cp) listed below:

      Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
      MATH305 Partial Differential Equations 6 Autumn
      MATH310 Applied Functional Analysis 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH312 Advanced Applied Mathematical Modelling 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH313 Industrial Mathematical Modelling 6 Spring
      MATH317 Financial Mathematics 6 Autumn
      MATH318 Optimisation and Applications 6 Spring
      MATH319 Advanced Numerical Methods 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH329 Medical Mathematics 6 Autumn
      STAT304 Stochastic Methods in Statistical Analysis 6 Spring

      Pure Mathematics

      A major in Pure Mathematics requires the satisfactory completion of four subjects (24cp) listed below:

      Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
      MATH305 Partial Differential Equations 6 Autumn
      MATH310 Applied Functional Analysis 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH322 Algebra 6 Spring
      MATH323 Topology 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH324 Calculus of Variations and Elementary Differential Geometry 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH326 Analysis on Banach Spaces 6 Autumn
      MATH327 Measure and Integration Theory with Probability 6 Spring
      INFO412 Mathematics for Cryptography 6 Autumn

      Applied Statistics

      A major in Applied Statistics requires the satisfactory completion of four subjects (24 cp) from the list below:

      Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
      STAT301 Statistical Methods for Data Science 6 Spring
      STAT304 Stochastic Methods in Statistical Analysis 6 Spring
      STAT332 Generalised Linear Models 6 Autumn
      STAT335 Sample Surveys and Experimental Design 6 Autumn
      STAT353 Applied Data Analysis and Model building 6 Not available in 2020
      STAT373 Special Topics in Probability and Statistics 3 6 Autumn
      MATH327 Measure and Integration Theory with Probability 6 Spring

      Additional Majors

      Students wishing to complete a second major from the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, or an additional major from another discipline (for example, Computer Science, or from Business or Science), are advised to consult with the Academic Program Director for verification of their intended program. Note that the completion of an additional major may require extra credit points, which may extend the duration of the degree.

      Additional major in Computer Science

      Students who wish to complete an additional major in Computer Science within the Bachelor of Mathematics are required to complete the following subjects.

      Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
      CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
      CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals* 6 Autumn, Spring
      CSIT121 Object Oriented Design and Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
      CSCI251 Advanced Programming 6 Autumn, Spring
      Plus FOUR 300-level CSCI subjects 24
      To ensure a wider range of options at 300-level, students are advised to undertake at least one additional CSCI subject at 200-level.

      *Students completing this additional major may replace CSIT110 from the core subjects with CSIT111..

      Mathematics Schedule of Subjects 

      Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
      100-Level
      MATH100 Introduction to Mathematics 6 Autumn
      MATH187 Mathematics 1: Algebra and Differential Calculus 6 Autumn
      MATH188 Mathematics 2: Series and Integral Calculus 6 Spring
      MATH123 Discrete Mathematics and Difference Equations 6 Spring
      CSIT110 Fundamental Programming with Python 6 Autumn
      CSIT111 Programming Fundamentals 6 Autumn, Spring
      STAT101 Introduction to Statistics 6 Spring
      200-Level
      MATH201 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 6 Autumn
      MATH202 Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications 6 Autumn
      MATH203 Linear Algebra and Groups 6 Spring
      MATH205 Numerical Methods 6 Spring
      MATH212 Mathematical Modelling 6 Spring
      MATH222 Real Analysis 6 Autumn
      STAT201 Random Variables and Estimation 6 Autumn
      STAT202 Statistical Inference and Introduction to Model Building 6 Spring
      300-Level
      MATH300 Complex Analysis 6 Autumn
      MATH305 Partial Differential Equations 6 Autumn
      MATH310 Applied Functional Analysis 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH312 Advanced Applied Mathematical Modelling 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH313 Industrial Mathematical Modelling 6 Spring
      MATH319 Advanced Numerical Methods 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH317 Financial Mathematics 6 Autumn
      MATH318 Optimisation and Applications 6 Spring
      MATH322 Algebra 6 Spring
      MATH323 Topology 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH324 Calculus of Variations and Elementary Differential Geometry 6 Not available in 2020
      MATH326 Analysis on Banach Spaces 6 Autumn
      MATH327 Measure and Integration Theory with Probability 6 Spring
      MATH329 Medical Mathematics 6 Autumn
      MATH371 Special Topics in Industrial and Applied Mathematics 3 6 Autumn, Spring
      MATH372 Special Topics in Mathematical Analysis 3 6 Autumn, Spring
      STAT301 Statistical Methods for Data Science 6 Spring
      STAT304 Stochastic Methods in Statistical Analysis 6 Spring
      STAT332 Generalised Linear Models 6 Autumn
      STAT335 Sample Surveys and Experimental Design 6 Autumn
      STAT353 Applied Data Analysis and Model building 6 Spring
      STAT373 Special Topics in Probability and Statistics 3 6 Not available in 2020
      STAT374 Special Topics in Applied Statistics 3 6 Spring
      400-Level
      INFO411 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 6 Autumn
      INFO412 Mathematics for Cryptography 6 Autumn

      Honours

      A fourth year of study, Honours, is available to students who have achieved a Credit average or better in the Bachelor of Mathematics. Honours is a more challenging program that includes a research project. Students who wish to enter the Honours program should obtain the approval of the Honours Coordinator at the end of their third year.

      Course Handbook

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Accreditation & professional recognition

      The Bachelor of Mathematics degree is accredited by the Australian Mathematical Society.

      Why choose this course

      The UOW School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics spans pure mathematics, applied mathematics, financial mathematics and statistics. We enjoy an international reputation in areas including survey and census design and analysis, operator algebra, geometric analysis, spatial statistics, biometrics, partial differential equations, the modelling of chemical reactions and nanoscale phenomena.

      Our graduates are in demand across a range of industries including finance, defence and security, health care, and the IT sector. The Excellence in Research for Australia rankings classifies the UOW School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics 'above world standard', and our staff have won national awards for their teaching excellence.

      When you study at UOW you become part of a learning and research environment supported by highly qualified academic staff with expertise across a range of disciplines from pure to applied mathematics and statistics.

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