Course code STAT4108Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Building on the foundations laid in STAT4107, in STAT4108 students complete a research project under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis courses addresses all the graduate attributes:
GAP1: Strong conceptual, theoretical and analytical skills in mathematics and /or statistics.
GAP2: Using mathematical ideas, techniques and technologies to formulate and solve problems from both within and outside mathematics and statistics.
GAP3: Interpersonal and communication skills - ability to present clear and systematic reasoning in an appropriate form - written, verbal and/or visual.
GAP4: Capacity to work autonomously and with others in a research environment in preparation for a subsequent career in research, business or industry.
GAP5: Awareness of the ethical, social, international and professional practice in mathematical and statistical research and their applications in business and industry.

On successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. worked collaboratively with a supervisor
2. planned and executed a research project in statistics
3. communicated statistics using the style, protocols and conventions of the discipline.
4. developed an awareness of the ways in which statistics is disseminated.
ContentIn this course, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff, each student will:
. complete an individual research project
. Provide a written exposition (in the style of the discipline) of their research - usually 10,000 to 20,000 words
. present results of their research in a seminar
. offer an oral defence of their research
Replacing Course(s)This 20 unit project course is part of a suite of new courses replacing previous 20 unit generic courses.

Five 10 unit directed studies courses, a 10 unit preliminary project course and this 20 unit project course will replace the four 20 unit generic courses. This will allow
. students greater flexibility in how they distribute their load across their period of candidature, particularly those undertaking part time study
. students to gain more frequent feedback on their progress through the program by the award of an official result at the conclusion of each topic studied
. more transparent assessment of the project component of the honours program
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSTAT4107
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Assessment Items
Presentations - Individual
ReportsReports refers to written report
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by Enrolment10159 - B Math (Hons)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for STAT4108