Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


This course provides an in depth study of a topic in Statistics at an advanced level. The topic is individually chosen to suit the student's background and aspirations, and will be offered either as a lecture course or as a reading course under the direction of a member of the academic staff. Each student's topic must be approved by the Honours program convenor.



  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the content and context of an advanced statistical topic;

2. Apply advanced statistical problem solving skills

3. Use sophisticated statistical communication skills in the presentation of statistical arguments


In this course students will be required to complete a single topic of study drawn from an area of statistics such as categorical data analysis, Bayesian analysis, multivariate statistics, time series analysis, bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistical process control & surveys and experimental design, environmental and ecological statistics and climate change research methods.

The topics on offer in any given year will be determined by staff availability and student interest.

A topic will only be offered once in any calendar year.

Assumed knowledge

A strong background in 3000/4000 level courses relevant to the topic.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours


Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Instruction will be by either lecture or individual supervision of a reading course.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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