The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Provides exceptional students with the opportunity to tailor their study by selection of a topic relevant to their interests and experience. The topic is chosen to suit the student's background and aspirations and will be studied via directed reading, assigned project work, or participation in honours or postgraduate lectures and seminars. Permission is needed from the Head of the Statistics discipline to enrol in this course.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. The broad objective is to enhance statistical knowledge and communication skills

2. Specific objectives will be as for the selected topic chosen by the student.


As per the component topic chosen.

Assumed knowledge

STAT2010, STAT2020

Assessment items

Project: Individual assessments as agreed by supervisor and student

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture topics - contact hours as for the component topic, typically 2-5 hours of lectures/computer labs. Reading courses and individual projects - student will meet with supervisor for one hour per week or by mutual arrangement with supervisor.